Caucus News

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Governor Signs Jackson Bill To Prevent Domestic Violence Homicides

July 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Today Governor Brown signed legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prevent domestic violence homicides by training law enforcement officers to identify domestic abuse victims whose lives are in danger and connect them with local support services.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Governor Signs Leyva Bill Expanding Opportunities for Californians with Developmental Disabilities

July 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Following strong bipartisan support in the Legislature, Governor Jerry Brown today signed a bill authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will ensure greater opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to live with families and receive services and support in a family setting.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins Announces Expansion of Treatment for Breast and Cervical Cancer

July 12, 2018

SAN DIEGO – Backed by dozens of pink-clad supporters of women’s health care, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) announced today that the state budget that took effect on July 1 includes funding for her bill, SB 945, which removes unreasonable caps on treatment under the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program for low-income Californians.

Senator Toni Atkins

San Diego and Border Organizations Awarded Almost $3 million From the CAL FIRE Urban and Community Forestry Program Grant

July 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) congratulated the

Senator Bill Dodd

July District Report

July 9, 2018

Dear Neighbor,

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson and Limón Convene Hearing on Wildfire Recovery and Prevention

July 9, 2018

MONTECITO– Six months after the deadly Thomas Fire and Montecito debris flow and less than one week after the Holiday Fire in Goleta, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara), Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management and Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), Co-Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Natural Disaster Response, Recovery and Rebuilding, will convene a joint informational hearing on Thursday, July 12 to provide an update on local recovery and rebuild efforts, as well as informati

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins Reacts to Today’s U.S. District Court Decision on SB 54

July 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in reaction to today’s U.S. District Court decision to uphold SB 54, California’s law that limits the involvement of state and local police agencies in federal immigration enforcement:

Senator Toni Atkins

Senator Atkins Announces Membership to the Conference Committee on Wildfire Preparedness and Response

July 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) today announced the appointment of the Senators who will serve on the Conference Committee on Wildfire Preparedness and Response. They are:

Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) – Co-Chair.
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres).
Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego).
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara).
Senator Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County).
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Senator Bill Dodd

Senator Dodd’s Wildfire Preparedness and Response Plan Advances

July 5, 2018

 

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement Thursday upon the advancement of his wildfire preparedness and response bill to a rare Senate-Assembly conference committee:

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

July 5, 2018: VIDEO - Sen. Holly J. Mitchell further explains why she opposses zero tolerance on family separations

July 5, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell on government’s roll on detained children. Although made on the Senate Floor Monday, July 2, 2018, this was posted today.