Caucus News

Senator Bill Dodd

Wildfire Preparedness Conference Committee Agenda Focuses on Fuel Reduction

August 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A panel of experts on topics ranging from fire science to forest management will testify Tuesday before the Conference Committee on Wildfire Preparedness and Response as lawmakers shift their focus from utility liability to fire prevention. The hearing begins at 2 p.m. in state Capitol Room 4202.

Senator Mike McGuire

McGuire, North Coast Opportunities, Redwood Credit Union team up to raise funds for Lake County students

August 10, 2018

Lake County, CA –  Lake County residents have endured four years of some of the worst fires in our state’s history. Wildfire has ravaged significant portions of the county and since 2015, 1,785 Lake County residents have lost their homes to wildfires. Unfortunately, with the Mendocino Complex Fire – the largest wildland fire in our state’s history – that number is still growing. 

These fires have been incredibly difficult on everyone, but the kids of Lake County have suffered tremendously.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Aug. 10, 2018: Leaders Toni Atkins, Anthony Rendon praise Sen. Holly J. Mitchell on sexual harassment-prevention

August 10, 2018

Watch, listen to Senate President Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon praise the role Sen. Holly J. Mitchell and Asm. Laura Friedman played during recent hearings on the Legislature's sexual harassment-prevention training. This interview took place during a recent Sacramento Press Club event moderated by LA Times Sacramento Bureau chief John Meyers.


Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino Honors the Homenetmen on their 100th Anniversary at the State Capitol

August 9, 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) honored the Homenetmen on their 100th anniversity at the California State Capitol.   The Homenetmen leadership and their scouts were recognized on the floor of the State Senate with a resolution from Senators Anthony Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge), Senator Kevin De León (D- Los Angeles) and Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita). Similar recognitions were also conducted on the Assembly floor by Assemblymember Nazarian.

Senator Scott Wiener

Legislature Passes Bill to Officially Recognize Lunar New Year in California

August 9, 2018

Sacramento Today, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 892 by Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) and Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) to officially recognize Lunar New Year in the State of California. SB 892 is co-authored by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Phil Ting (D-San Francisco.) The bill now goes to the Governor for final approval.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Aug. 9, 2018: California Senate honors Sen. Holly J. Mitchell Fellow Alan Moore

August 9, 2018

Watch, listen as the California Senate honors Fellow Alan Moore of Elk Grove, who served the 2018 session in the office of Sen. Holly J. Mitchell.


Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins Announces Appointments

August 8, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following Rules Committee Appointments:

Senator Ricardo Lara

California Legislature Approves Audit of Los Angeles Child Welfare System After Horrific Death of 10-Year-Old Anthony Avalos

August 8, 2018

Bipartisan group of Los Angeles legislators requests review of child safety protocols and protections for LGBT foster youth

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today the legislative audit committee approved a bipartisan request for the California State Auditor to review the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), following the horrific death of 10-year-old Anthony Avalos.

Senator Scott Wiener

California Net Neutrality Proposal Moves Forward

August 8, 2018

Sacramento – Today Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) moved forward their legislative effort to restore Obama-era net neutrality protections that were eliminated by Donald Trump’s Federal Communications Commission. Yesterday, SB 822 (Wiener) and SB 460 (De Leon) were amended to restore key protections that had been removed from the bills, as well as to join SB 822 and SB 460 into one legislative package.

Senator Jerry Hill

Bills Responding to Doctor Misconduct Scandals and Berkeley Balcony Collapse Face Major Hearings Wednesday in State Capitol

August 7, 2018

Three bills by state Senator Jerry Hill to improve patient and public safety face key hearings Wednesday by the Assembly Appropriations Committee, which will determine whether the legislation advances for floor votes.