Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Arizona: Espinoza's plan to create opportunities for at-risk youth receives bipartisan support

Contact: C. Murphy Hebert
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Diego Espinoza, D-Tolleson (District 19), spent the legislative session advocating for more opportunities for at-risk youth. Earlier this week, the governor signed into law a bill that included a provision from Espinoza that will provide support for at-risk youth in Arizona to prepare for college and careers.

The Legislature voted to include language from Espinoza's bill, HB 2184, which establishes the College and Career Readiness Program, in a separate bill, HB 2395, that received bipartisan support.

"This legislation provides opportunities that will help Arizona youth stay in school and acquire the personal, academic, leadership and vocational skills they need to be successful," Espinoza said. "This required work across the aisle, and I especially want to thank Rep. Boyer and Sen. Brophy McGee for their efforts."

Thelaw goes into effect this summer.