This week Jarhett is joined by Calfornia State Senator Andreas Borgeas (SD8) and Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (AD65). Senator Andreas Borgeas discusses how Covid-19 has changed the legislative experience, and how well his staff has responded to help constituents, the need to take the virus seriously with tracing, resources and testing. He talks about his journey to the Senate, from international affairs to local government. They then discuss the California budget, it’s focus on Covid-19 and the business climate, his bill offering business protections against COVID related illnesses, as long as they follow guidelines, the idea that the Central Valley needs to work together to be heard in Sacramento, and the need to rebuild infrastructure in California.

Then at 31:40, Assemblymember Quirk-Silva joins Jarhett to discuss Covid-19 and the new reality of working from home. They touch on protests and she relates this week to her time dealing with protests while on the Fullerton City Council. That led to a discussion of her journey to the Assembly, and her views on the budget. She explains why her focus is on combining mental health and addiction treatment, stabilizing mobile home rents and childcare payments. Finally they finish talking about CDE guidelines for school reopening, and why her time as an educator gives her some doubt as to their viability.

June 5, 2020

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