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2023-2024 State Budget Highlights

$145 Million in Direct Investments for the District & Statewide:

$1,250,000 - for the South Bay Center for Counseling to support the expansion of the Strength Based Community Change’s Thriving Families Well-being Initiative.

$2,500,000 - for Kedren South to fully fund and build the acute psychiatric wing in the new Psychiatric Acute Care Hospital & Children's Village in South Los Angeles (LA).

$1,250,000 - for the Beacon House Association of San Pedro's Bartlett Center. The Bartlett Remodel will update equipment and fixtures and increase storage capacity, allowing BH to increase daily meals served from 940 to 2,100 to residents and unhoused neighbors.

$80,000,000 - for Juvenile Court Schools.

$60,000,000 - to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to expand nursing programs (co-champion).

Governor Signs Bill to Allow Universities to Appeal Cal Grant Ineligibility Decisions

Assembly Bill 25 to provide an appeals process for campuses with small cohorts

(Sacramento) – Legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown and authored by Assemblymember Gipson (D-Carson), Assembly Bill (AB) 25, will give new authority to the California Student Aid Commission to review appeals from colleges that were deemed ineligible for Cal Grant awards.

“This measure will allow campuses to continue receiving critical funding, without losing eligibility as a result of overly broad policies,” states Gipson, “one size does not fit all, and this is an important step in ensuring that campuses are not vulnerable as a result of their small size.”

Governor Signs Bill Prioritizing Homeless Youth for Housing in Higher Education

Measure prioritizes homeless youth for housing on California College Campuses

(Sacramento) – Assembly Bill 1228 authored by Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D-Carson) to improve long-term outcomes for homeless youth was signed into law this week by Governor Jerry Brown.  The new law requires the California State University system to provide priority for homeless youth in receiving on campus housing.

Assemblymember Gipson Urges Non-Violence at Movie Premiere

Statement on Straight Outta Compton Release

(Sacramento) – “As an elected official from Compton, who was born and raised in the community of Watts, I am very proud of the acclaim the premiere of Straight Outta Compton has gathered,” states Gipson. “The story of young men finding success despite troubled upbringings is an important message to share. Even more, it is important to remember the struggle that these men, and many of us, faced growing up in South Central Los Angeles.

Patient Safety Bill Signed by Governor Brown

Assemblymember Gipson authors law to extend deadline to approve new medical devices

(Sacramento) – Legislation to enhance patient safety, authored by Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson), was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. Assembly Bill (AB) 444 helps the state adopt a standardization of medical epidural and enteral connectors as part of an international initiative.

“When patients receive care, they often require connection to various hospital devices. Current standards for medical connectors can lead to device misconnection, where devices that have compatible connectors are accidentally connected to the wrong device and can lead to serious medical complications,” states Gipson. “AB 444 would help effectively implement the adoption of new standards in line with the statutory deadline already in place.”


Sacramento – Significant reforms in the Buy-Here, Pay-Here car loan industry are set to go into effect next January after Governor Brown today signed Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill to protect the used-car-buying public.

“By signing AB 265 the Governor recognized the State of California needed to do more to reign in abusive consumer lending practices at Buy-Here, Pay-Here car dealerships,” said Assemblymember Holden. “Given all of the challenges and worries facing hard working families in our state I am proud that AB 265 will provide car-buying consumers the flexibility they need to make their payments on time, keep their cars and continue to provide for their family.”

Control of Compton Community College

Assemblymember Gipson leads hearing to discuss returning local governing authority

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson), Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC), is convening an informational hearing today to review the progress being made towards returning local governing authority and accreditation to Compton Community College District (CCCD).