Senator Jack Scott wants the state to make an educated promise to California students. In a Tuesday morning press conference, Scott announced the introduction of new legislation that promises students an opportunity to pursue a college degree in return for taking the necessary steps to prepare beginning as soon as seventh grade. This legislation has bipartisan support, including Assembly member Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada) and Senator Mark Wyland (R).
State Senator Jack Scott sent a letter to the chair of the California Transportation Committee urging them to fully fund the Los Angeles Metropolitan Agency's transportation plan. His letter included asking for funding for carpool lanes on Interstate 5 from Orange County Line to Interstate 605 and on Interstate 5 from Route 134 to 170.
State Senator Jack Scott, joined former NASA astronaut Sally Ride in announcing new legislation that will help the state retain qualified math and science teachers. Scott pointed out that the state's economy is highly dependent on jobs that require strong math and science skills. On March 7, Scott will provide details on SB 858, SV 859 and SB 112. The goal of this legislation is to attract, recruit and retain math and science teachers which in turn will give California a competitive edge in the new world of technology.