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Speaker Robert Rivas Highlights New Budget Leadership Team, Updates Assembly’s Accountability and Oversight Subcommittee, and Establishes New Human Services Subcommittee

Actions Reflect Speaker’s Focus on Results-Driven Governance and Improving Public Services in His First Legislative Year

SACRAMENTO, CA— Speaker Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) today highlighted his appointments to the California State Assembly’s budget leadership team, the renewed Subcommittee on Budget Accountability and Oversight, and an overdue separation of Public Health and Human Services budget su

Speaker Rivas Congratulates Assemblymember Jim Wood

SACRAMENTO, CA— Speaker of the Assembly Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) commends and expresses his gratitude to Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), who on Friday announced plans to not seek re-election after the 2024 legislative year.

Speaker Rivas Champions Historic Effort to Increase Health Care Worker Minimum Wage

"Health care workers take care of us in our most difficult moments. This historic investment ensures they are fairly compensated and recognizes their enormous value, while also helping address hospital staffing shortages statewide. It also sets the highest state minimum wage for health care workers in the country, at $25 an hour.