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SACRAMENTO –State Senator Josh Becker introduced legislation today to create the statewide Digital Education Equity Program, called DEEP, to provide California public school districts with equitable access to the professional development for teachers and technical assistance that enable schools to effectively use technology in education.

lifornia’s renters tax credit would be updated to help low-income households, especially those with children, under a broadly supported bipartisan bill introduced by Senator Steve Glazer and coauthored by Senator Josh Becker. “California renters are caught between the soaring costs to keep a roof over their heads and the scarcity of affordable housing. No one feels the squeeze as much as low-income families. This legislation would increase the renters tax credit for those who need it most," said Senator Becker.

Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget invests in our state’s sustainability and resilience on every level, while projecting a $45.7 billion surplus that includes $20.4B in uncommitted funds and maintaining healthy reserves. "I’m particularly excited about $22.5 billion in Climate Action investments proposed over a five-year period, including $6.1 billion to catalyze transition to Zero-Emissions Vehicles and $2 billion in Clean Energy investments to advance building and industry decarbonization, wind energy, long-duration energy storage and more," Senator Becker said.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – Senator Josh Becker, joined jubilant students, teachers, parents and school and city leaders today to celebrate California’s first observance of Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day – an event made possible by fifth-graders at Martin Elementary School.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier is a true superhero. Throughout her incredible career in public service, she has done so much for the people of the Peninsula, our state and our country.

We all owe her an enormous debt of gratitude. Her courage and her forthright representation have been an inspiration for me and countless others.

In a press conference at the UN Climate Conference today, Senator Josh Becker reviewed the past, present and future of California climate policy and announced two major initiatives for the upcoming legislative session.

After reviewing California’s leadership, he concluded that he’s proud that “since 2000, California has reduced its emissions per capita by more than 20% while at the same time growing our economy by more than 60%.”

Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation by Senator Josh Becker on Friday to make it easier and less costly for property owners who want to power their homes with electricity so they can reduce or eliminate use of fossil fuels.

 California was successful in its campaign to reach 1 million solar roofs and now this is the first step in the new campaign to reach 1 million all-electric buildings.

SACRAMENTO — Today Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Better & Equitable Sentencing Through Thoughtful (BESTT) Practices Act 2.0, an important justice reform bill by Senator Josh Becker. “My SB 775 closes an unjust loophole and brings greater fairness to our criminal justice system,” said Senator Becker.