Caucus News

Senator Jerry Hill

Senator Hill Celebrates La Honda Fire Brigade and the New Law Inspired by the All-Volunteer Force

November 20, 2015

State Senator Jerry Hill celebrates La Honda Fire Brigade and the new law inspired by the all-volunteer firefighting force at a “Java with Jerry” community coffee.">Read more

Senator Jerry Hill

Hill Holds Safety Hearing on Wirefires Ignited by Power Lines

November 17, 2015

The California Senate Subcommittee on Gas, Electric and Transportation Safety, chaired by State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties, holds an oversight hearing on wildfires in California. The hearing comes in the aftermath of September’s Butte Fire, which burned 70,868 acres in Amador and Calaveras Counties, destroyed 818 structures, and caused two fatalities.">Read more

Senator Fran Pavley

Hearing to address California's underfunded water needs

November 13, 2015

Sen. Fran Pavley, chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, is convening a hearing to discuss how California can best assess its underfunded water needs. The Water Foundation’s Executive Director Lester Snow will address the committee, providing opening remarks on how California should address chronically underfunded water management challenges.Following his remarks, experts will address the following specific underfunded areas:">Read more

Senator Fran Pavley

Hearing to explore how climate policy can help state meet other challenges

November 11, 2015

LOS ANGELES – How can efforts to meet California’s long-term goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions be leveraged to also produce economic, water-conservation and traffic-reduction benefits across the state? What can be gained on the ground as we reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere?The Senate Select Committee on Climate Change and AB 32 Implementation will explore those questions at a hearing Friday, Nov. 13, at the UCLA School of Law.">Read more

Senator Isadore Hall, III

Senator Hall Teams Up with Community Leaders to Host Healthy Family Update and Turkey Giveaway

November 10, 2015

COMPTON, CA -  Senator Isadore Hall, III (D- South Bay), Assemblymember Mike Gipson, Compton Mayor Aja Brown, Compton City Councilmember Isaac Galvan, Major League Baseball’s Urban Youth Academy, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, Radio Free KJLH 102.3 and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. are providing thousands of turkeys to families in need as part of the 35th Senate District’s “11th Annual Healthy Family Update and Turkey Giveaway”.">Read more

Senator Lois Wolk

Bipartisan group of legislators press to save renewable energy program

November 10, 2015

Program supports renewable energy generation by farms, ranches & schools

SACRAMENTO –A bipartisan group of 23 legislators, led by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), urged the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today to shelve a proposal to eliminate a program allowing energy customers with multiple energy meters to contribute renewable energy to the grid.">Read more

Senator Benjamin Allen

Senate Select Committee on the Refugio Oil Spill Oversight Hearing

November 10, 2015

Sacramento, CA – The Senate Select Committee on the Refugio Oil Spill will meet on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in Manhattan Beach, California to conduct an oversight hearing on the local impacts of the Refugio Oil Spill to the South Bay.

What:              Senate Select Committee on the Refugio Oil Spill Oversight Hearing - “Local Impacts of the Refugio Oil Spill to the South Bay”

Who:              Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Chair (D – Santa Barbara)

                      Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica)">Read more

Senator Kevin de León

Statement by the Pro Tem on Fifth Circuit Ruling on Deferred Action Immigration Programs

November 10, 2015

LOS ANGELES – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León issued the following statement regarding the ruling by the Fifth Circuit of Appeals, delaying President Obama’s deferred action immigration programs:">Read more

Senator Kevin de León

Pro Tem Highlights California’s Climate Leadership in U.K.

November 10, 2015

Senator De León addressing members of Parliament at Westminster Palace, London.">Read more

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senator Leyva: Eliminate Statute of Limitations for Rape

November 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In order to ensure justice for victims and survivors of felony sexual offenses, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today announced that—when the California State Senate reconvenes in early January—she will introduce legislation to end the statute of limitations for rape and related crimes.">Read more