Press Releases

Boerner Horvath Comments on Education Budget Bill Headed for Governor's Desk

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath issued the following statement after passage of the Legislature’s education budget trailer bill, SB 130. “The investments made in this bill build on the lessons of the pandemic to ensure school communities can bounce back stronger from the challenges of the past year. Any mother or PTA leader like myself know schools do a lot more than just educate, and this pandemic has made that abundantly clear. Working families, and by extension, our economy, depend on nutritional and after-school services that keep kids healthy, growing, and engaged — even after the final bell. I have always maintained that our approach needs to consider the whole spectrum of a child’s mental and emotional needs, and this year has laid bare what’s at stake for their development if they’re missing out on key mental health supports and targeted interventions.

Boerner Horvath’s Sexual Assault Victims’ Social Media Privacy Bill Signed by Governor

SACRAMENTO — AB 341, Assemblymember Boerner Horvath’s bill to strengthen a sexual assault victim’s right to privacy by applying the same rules of evidence for social media as other forms of evidence, was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. Increasingly in sexual assault cases, decades of social media activity irrelevant to the details of the case is being mined and admitted into evidence, often with the result of embarrassing, shaming, or humiliating a victim to the point of discouraging their testimony. AB 341 simply requires that social media content go through the same process as other types of evidence covered under existing Rape Shield Laws.

Boerner Horvath Comments on Budget Bills Headed for Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath issued the following statement today after passage of a package of budget bills building on the framework passed on June 14th. “Years of prudent savings and smart investments over this past year to protect our small businesses and help people weather the worst effects from the pandemic has left California well-positioned not only continue our recovery, but also put a healthy down-payment on the future of our state — including historic commitments to our children's education and the fight against climate change. This moment also provides us with the opportunity to invest in infrastructure and the betterment of our communities, and while several key spending priorities remain to be worked out, the budget plan sent to the Governor today includes:

Community Resource Center Selected as 2021 Nonprofit of the Year for Assembly District 76

ENCINITAS — Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath honors the Encinitas-based Community Resource Center as the 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year for Assembly District 76. Each year, California Assemblymembers and State Senators select a nonprofit from their district to be recognized for their work to provide services to those in need, promote social change, and improve the quality of life in their communities.