Caucus News

Senator Carol Liu

Senate bills take aim at tackling California’s growing shortage of teachers

February 2, 2016

For Immediate Release

February 2, 2016

CONTACT: Office of Senator Liu 
Suzanne.Reed@sen.ca.gov
(916) 651-4025

CONTACT: Office of Senator Pavley
Timm.Herdt@sen.ca.gov
(916) 651-4027

CONTACT: Office of Senator Allen 

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Senator Marty Block

Statement from Senator Marty Block on His Decision Not to Run for Reelection

January 28, 2016

 

SACRAMENTO—State Senator Marty Block today released the following statement following his announcement that he would not seek re-election:

 

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Senator Lois Wolk

Wolk honored for advancing efficient, cost-saving methods for delivering public projects

January 27, 2016

Senator recognized for work to enable use of best design and construction methods
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) National and Western Pacific Region honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today for her work to advance practices that enable the state, counties, cities, and special districts to achieve the best outcomes for public projects.

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Senator Lois Wolk

Napa Chamber honors Wolk for ‘tireless dedication’, contributions to Napa County

January 27, 2016

Wolk work in State Legislature helped Napa’s community, business, to thrive
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Napa Chamber of Commerce honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) last Friday for her “tireless dedication” and work to support the Napa community and area businesses.

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Senator Cathleen Galgiani

Senator Galgiani’s Legislation Eliminating Compassionate and Medical Parole For Cop Killers Passes Senate Floor

January 27, 2016

Passes Senate Floor

Sacramento--- Today, Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) announced the passage of Senate Bill 6 from the Senate Floor with bipartisan support. The bill passed on a vote of 35-1 and now heads over to the Assembly.

SB 6 eliminates the ability of individuals convicted of the murder of a peace officer to be eligible for release from prison under compassionate or medical parole provisions. The bill was sponsored by the California Narcotics Officers’ Association and enjoyed a wide breadth of law enforcement support.

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Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth’s Proposal to Fix California’s Physician Shortage Passes Senate Floor Unanimously

January 27, 2016

Senate Bill 22 establishes a public private partnership to increase the number of medical residency positions in California’s underserved areas

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to fix the state’s dire physician shortage by funding additional medical residency slots was approved by the State Senate today on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 39-0.

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Senator Richard D. Roth

Veterans Bill of Rights Approved by State Senate

January 25, 2016

First bill in California’s history and only second in Nation to codify veterans’ rights into law gains momentum as it heads to State Assembly

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) announced today that Senate Bill 112, also known as the Veterans Bill of Rights, has passed the California State Senate on a bipartisan vote of 37-0.

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Senator Cathleen Galgiani

Senator Galgiani Introduces Legislation to Extend Tax Relief on Mortgage Debt

January 25, 2016

Senator Galgiani Introduces Legislation to Extend Tax Relief on Mortgage Debt

SACRAMENTO—Today, Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) has introduced a bill that would extend tax relief on forgiveness of mortgage debt for some homeowners.

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Senator Lois Wolk

Davis College Democrats honor Wolk’s ‘Outstanding Service in Government’

January 25, 2016

 
Senator Wolk recognized for ‘dedication to California and the community’
(SACRAMENTO, CA) –The Davis College Democrats honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) with an Indigo Award for her Outstanding Service in Government last Friday.

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Senator Ben Hueso

Senator Hueso Introduces “Equal Gender Pricing Bill”

January 21, 2016

San Diego, CA… Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) introduced Senate Bill 899, legislation that would prohibit business establishments from charging customers different prices for similar or like goods on the basis of gender.  SB 899 also requires retailers and grocers to notify customers of their right not to be charged differently for similar products.

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