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Senator Holly J. Mitchell

February 22, 2017 - Increased protections for youths, expanded mental health services and encouraging children to thrive top Sen. Holly Mitchell’s 2017 agenda

February 22, 2017

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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

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Senator Richard Pan

Dr. Richard Pan Makes Statement on Selection of Gary May as UC Davis Chancellor

February 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, a former UC Davis faculty member and Director of the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program, made the following statement regarding the selection of Gary May, Ph.D. as UC Davis Chancellor:

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Wieckowski to chair hearing on California's waivers to federal Clean Air Act

February 21, 2017

Sacramento – The Senate Environmental Quality Committee, chaired by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), will hear an overview Wednesday morning on how the state’s ability to set its own standards to improve air quality has enhanced public health and created economic growth for California.  Members will hear testimony from state and regional air quality executives, health officials and other experts during the hearing at the state Capitol.

Senator Kevin de León

Statement: California Senate Leader on Statewide Floods

February 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) release the following statement on the flooding currently taking place across the state of California.

“The aftermath of the storms of the past two months are being seen today throughout the state. 

Senator Benjamin Allen

Senator Ben Allen Co-Chairs Hearing on Teacher Shortage

February 21, 2017


Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Hertzberg Announces Expanded Partnership, Encourages City of San Fernando Residents to Sign Up for Tax Savings

February 21, 2017

VAN NUYS – In a quest to improve the finances of thousands of struggling families and stimulate economic development in the city of San Fernando, Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, is announcing a new partnership to encourage all low-income residents to take advantage of free state and federal tax preparation services offered by accounting students from California State University, Northridge (CSUN).

Senator Jerry Hill

New Bills by Senator Hill Crack Down on Drivers Buzzed on Dope & Booze, and More

February 17, 2017

State Senator Jerry Hill introduced bills Friday to take drivers impaired from combined use of alcohol and drugs off the road, make apartment balconies safer, and allow more community colleges to offer four-year degrees. The measures are part of a package of more than half a dozen bills that Senator Hill introduced to meet California’s deadline for new legislation.

Senator Benjamin Allen

Senator Ben Allen Jointly Authors $2 Billion Higher Education Bond

February 17, 2017


SACRAMENTO, CA – A new bill, SB 483, jointly authored by Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) and Senator Steve Glazer (D – Orinda) would authorize the statewide sale of $2 billion in general obligation bonds earmarked for California public university and college facilities. 


Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Hertzberg Introduces Legislation to Move State’s Rigs-to-Reefs Program Forward

February 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – In a bid to jump start California’s six-year-old rigs-to-reef program, Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, introduced legislation today that establishes a clear process for how the program will be funded by oil companies and how the state will decide whether to turn decommissioned oil rigs into artificial reefs instead of fully removing them from the ocean.

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

Media Advisory - Press Conference Seeking Parole Reversal for Convicted Murderers

February 17, 2017

Media Advisory

What: Press conference seeking parole reversal for convicted murderers Jeffrey Allen Maria and Marty Spears.

When: Friday, February 17, 2017 10:30AM

Where: State Capitol, West Steps

Who: Senator Cathleen Galgiani will host the event. Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson, Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager, and the Ranzo family will be in attendance