Caucus News

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senator Leyva Lauds $41 Million Award for Metrolink

June 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today applauded the California State Transportation Agency’s (CalSTA) announcement of a $41 million grant award toward the purchase of nine fuel-efficient locomotives for Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) Commuter Rail Service.

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Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Assembly panel OKs revamped traffic-fine bill to improve court access for fighting tickets

June 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A key California Assembly policy committee today approved a revised traffic-fine bill by Sen. Bob Hertzberg to improve access to the courts for Californians seeking to contest minor traffic infractions.

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Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Legislation to Improve Oil Spill Clean-up and Prohibit New Offshore Oil Drilling Passes out of Committee Today

June 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Two bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) related to the recent Refugio Oil Spill passed out of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee today.

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Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Sen. Bob Hertzberg honors Granada Hills High School students

June 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Members of the Granada Hills Charter High School Academic Decathlon Team stand with Sen. Bob Hertzberg Monday during special recognition ceremonies on the Senate floor for winning the 2015 National  Academic Decathlon Championship.
Beaming like a proud parent, Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, introduced the 11-member team and coaches after asking fellow senators a couple of the questions posed during recent competition, such as:
What is the standard reduction potential of gold?
Answer: 1.692.

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Senator Kevin de León

Legislature Honors Immigrants with Immigrant Heritage Month

June 29, 2015

 

SACRAMENTO – The state Legislature today honored the millions of immigrants residing in California and the nation with resolutions that point out their leadership and “countless contributions” that have enriched our nation.

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Senator Lois Wolk

Wolk honored for her support of family and sustainable farming

June 26, 2015

Senator presented “Hands on Legislator of the Year Award”
SACRAMENTO—A California nonprofit dedicated to supporting family farms honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) recently for her support of family farmers and sustainable agriculture.
The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) presented Wolk its “Hands on Legislator of the Year Award” at a dinner in Davis last Saturday in recognition of “her hands on efforts to support family farmers and climate friendly farming” and her authorship of Senate Bill 367, the Agriculture Climate Benefits Act.

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Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: President pro Tempore De León Statement on SCOTUS Obergefell v. Hodges Decision

June 26, 2015

Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges:

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Senator Jerry Hill

Hill, Mullin Introduce Bill To Bar PG&E From Taking Tax Deductions For $1.6B Fine For San Bruno Blast

June 26, 2015

Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties and Assembly Member Kevin Mullin, D-San Mateo, today introduced legislation that would prohibit Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) from taking $1.3 billion in state tax deductions for the $1.6 billion fine that was levied against the utility for the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion.

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Senator Mark Leno

Sen. Mark Leno Applauds Supreme Court’s Marriage Decision

June 25, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – Senator Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision giving same-sex couples nationwide the freedom to marry. While serving in the California Assembly, Sen. Leno authored two marriage equality bills, which were the first measures passed by any state legislature in the nation.

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Senator Tony Mendoza

Senator Tony Mendoza Welcome’s the American GI Forum of California to Whittier

June 25, 2015

Sacramento-Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) joins Governor Brown and other elected officials to welcome the American GI Forum of California to the 32nd Senate District for its 57th Annual State Conference. The conference will be held at the Liberty Community Plaza in Whittier from June 26-27.
Senator Tony Mendoza’s office will participate in a special program on Friday, June 26th at 6 p.m. to honor and salute the service of World War II Veterans. See list of honorees below.

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