Today's Highlights of Good Morning Monterey Bay, August 18, 2014:
Today on the program we had City of Santa Cruz Water Advisory Board Members Charlie Keutmann of the Garden Company of Cabrillo Economics Professor Sue Holt discussing how they are conduit between the community at large and the water department for the City of Santa Cruz.
We also had Assemblyman Mark Stone speak to Rosemary about his legislative agenda:
· AB 2416 - Wage Theft Recovery Act: Allows employees to place wage liens on an employer’s property for unpaid wages. It is sadly common for employees in some types of jobs not to receive the wages they have earned, even after the Labor Commissioner has granted them with a judgment in their favor.
· AB 1579 - Healthy Babies Act: Makes pregnant women eligible for CalWORKs public benefits in the 2nd pregnancy trimester, rather than 3rd trimester, as is current law.
· AB 2308 – ID cards for released inmates: Expands an existing program that provides California ID cards to people released from prison so that they can more successfully reintegrate into the community. An ID card makes it easier to get a job and find housing.
· AB 1614 – EBT Protection and Empowerment Act: Requires that the state’s next contract with EBT system vendor includes a requirement that EBT recipients are informed about where they can find “in network” ATMs where they aren’t charged a fee for withdrawing cash. The bill also requires individuals to be informed that if they get public benefits through direct deposit, they can better avoid ATM charges of up to $4 per transaction when they use their bank debit card.
Rosie spoke to Mandy Hart of the SPCA about giving Addie a new home: