Governor signs children’s bill by Sen. Tom Torlakson, D-Antioch

Children Now reports that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 638, authored by Sen. Tom Torlakson, D-Antioch, which “expands the availability of after school programs in California, ensures their quality and provides priority access to new funding for low-income schools,” according to a Children Now e-mail.

Commenting on the bill, Children Now President Ted Lempert said, “California’s children will now have much more access to safe and enriching after school programs. We urge all schools to begin preparing their applications today so that the children they serve can benefit from this opportunity.”