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Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: President pro Tempore De León Announces Appointments

May 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following appointments by the Rules Committee:

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Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth Announces Riverside Community College District Will Receive Major Grant for Career Technical Education

May 27, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) announced today that the California Department of Education has awarded a $12.8 million grant to the Riverside Community College District for programs that blend academic and career technical education, connect employers with schools, and train students for jobs in high-demand fields such as health care, advanced manufacturing, information technology and software development.

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Senator Kevin de León

VIDEO RELEASE: High-polluting Clunker Crushed, Central Valley Family Receive Keys to Plug-in Hybrid Under New Program

May 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Marking an early milestone in rolling out Senate Bill 1275 initiatives in the Central Valley region, California President pro Tempore Kevin de León handed over the keys to a 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid to a working family from Stockton in need of more reliable transportation. Facing a crisis due to a recent smog failure, the family will now be able to put the $125 per month they spend for recurring repairs toward financing a clean and fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid, and their fuel costs will go from $245 to $83 a month.

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Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson's Equal Pay Bill Passes Unanimously Off Senate Floor

May 26, 2015

Bill Now Has Support of the California Chamber of Commerce

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to close the wage gap that women face at work passed off the Senate floor on a unanimous, bipartisan vote today. The vote was 38-0.

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Senator Isadore Hall, III

Senator Isadore Hall to Host Town Hall on Immigration

May 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA -  Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) will host a community town hall to discuss immigration reform, update residents on the status of President Obama’s recent Executive Action on immigration and discuss current work being done by the State Senate and State Assembly to better integrate immigrant communities throughout the state.

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Senator Marty Block

On a bipartisan vote state senate approves Block measure to ensure right to vote by people with disabilities

May 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill, SB 589, to ensure that people with disabilities are not denied their right to vote in California was approved by the state Senate today on a 27-10 bipartisan vote. The measure was approved as the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it is investigating allegations that the state is denying voting rights to these citizens.

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Senator Tony Mendoza

Bill to Protect Children in Day Camps Approved by State Senate

May 22, 2015

Sacramento - The State Senate today approved SB 476 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 39 to 0. The bill will protect the well-being of California’s children by ensuring that day camps in the state are held to the same high standards as resident camps where children stay overnight. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

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Senator Tony Mendoza

Vaccinations Required for Day Care Center Workers Under Bill Approved by State Senate

May 22, 2015

Sacramento –The State Senate today approved SB 792 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a bipartisan vote of 34 to 3. The bill will protect California children in day care from contracting serious diseases by requiring family day care home and day care center workers to be vaccinated against measles, pertussis, and influenza among others. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

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Senator Fran Pavley

Legislative Update from Sen. Fran Pavley: Injection Wells

May 21, 2015

SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Fran Pavley is not letting up on a drive to protect California’s underground drinking-water supplies from contamination.The senator is pushing to redirect a budget proposal that would earmark $3.5 million to fund 23 experts and other technicians from the state oil and gas regulator to the state’s water quality regulators to expedite their evaluation of potential groundwater contamination from oil and gas production.

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Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: President pro Tempore De León Announces Appointments

May 20, 2015

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following appointments by the Rules Committee:

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