Caucus News

Senator Richard D. Roth

State Senate Approves Senator Roth’s Proposal Protecting Law Enforcement Injured in the Line of Duty

May 23, 2016

(Sacramento, CA) -- Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to protect police officers and firefighters catastrophically injured in the line of duty has been approved by the California State Senate on a bipartisan vote of 34-0.

Senate Bill 897 provides an extension of workers’ compensation benefits to police and firefighters, providing an additional year of healing time for those who are catastrophically injured in the line of duty.

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Senator Lois Wolk

In wake of Flint, state moves to improve water systems for disadvantaged communities

May 23, 2016

Bill to provide safe drinking water and wastewater service for all Californians moves forward
SACRAMENTO–Legislation to prevent ongoing drinking water contamination like that seen in Flint, Michigan, from harming families in disadvantaged communities throughout California was approved today on a 4-2 vote by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill will next be heard by the full Senate.

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Senator Lois Wolk

In wake of Flint, state moves to improve water systems for disadvantaged communities

May 23, 2016

Bill to provide safe drinking water and wastewater service for all Californians moves forward
SACRAMENTO–Legislation to prevent ongoing drinking water contamination like that seen in Flint, Michigan, from harming families in disadvantaged communities throughout California was approved today on a 4-2 vote by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill will next be heard by the full Senate.

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Senator Lois Wolk

Senate supports Wolk bill to protect students’ right to a safe, secure campus

May 20, 2016

Approves bill to allow involuntary transfer of students convicted of violent crimes
SACRAMENTO–The State Senate voted 35-0 Monday to approve legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to protect students by allowing the transfer of pupils convicted of violent crimes    such as felony battery, rape, kidnapping and attempted murder.

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Senator Lois Wolk

Senate supports establishing UC Firearm Violence Research Center

May 19, 2016

Approves bill to fill gap created by Congressional limit on federally funded research
SACRAMENTO–The State Senate voted 24-14 today to establish a Firearm Violence Research Center at the University of California, filling the gap left by Congressional restrictions on firearms research.

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Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Press Statement - Senator Holly J. Mitchell responds to Governor’s new budget

May 13, 2016

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2016
Contact: Charles Stewart
213-745-6656 office 310-251-4567 cell

Press Statement

 

Senator Holly J. Mitchell responds to Governor’s new budget

 

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Senator Lois Wolk

Senate approves Wolk climate change measure

May 10, 2016

Bill supports role of farms, parks, other open spaces in state’s climate change goals
(SACRAMENTO, CA)– On a bipartisan 26-7 vote yesterday, the State Senate approved a measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to promote the protection and management of natural and working lands as part of California’s ongoing efforts to meet its climate change goals.

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Senator Lois Wolk

Senate approves Wolk climate change measure

May 10, 2016

Bill supports role of farms, parks, other open spaces in state’s climate change goals
(SACRAMENTO, CA)– On a bipartisan 26-7 vote yesterday, the State Senate approved a measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to promote the protection and management of natural and working lands as part of California’s ongoing efforts to meet its climate change goals.

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Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth’s Proposal to Protect Small Businesses and the Disabled Community Becomes Law

May 10, 2016

Bipartisan proposal to improve compliance with disability access regulations, protect small businesses from threat of predatory lawsuits will take effect immediately

(Sacramento, CA) -- Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) bipartisan measure to protect California’s small businesses and the disabled community has been approved by Governor Jerry Brown.  With the Governor’s signature today, this new law takes effect immediately.

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Senator Lois Wolk

Delta legislators to request state audit of Twin Tunnels

May 9, 2016

SACRAMENTO –Senator Lois Wolk and Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman announced on Monday that they will request a state audit of California Water Fix, the new name for a very old project to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

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