Caucus News

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Sen. Portantino Hosts Post–La Tuna Fire Forum

November 21, 2017

Burbank, CA – On Saturday, November 18, 2017, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) hosted a panel of experts who discussed Do’s and Don’ts after the La Tuna Fire.  The forum was held at Woodbury University and was Livestreamed to the Senator’s Facebook page, available for viewing at  

Senator Steven Bradford

Senator Bradford’s Turkey Giveaway Provides Over a Thousand Turkeys to Families in Need

November 21, 2017

INGLEWOOD – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) gave away 1,100 free turkeys yesterday to students and families from Senate District 35, comprised of Carson, Compton, Inglewood, Lawndale, Torrance, and the surrounding communities. Senator Bradford, who is finishing his first year in the California State Senate, continued this tradition from when he served as a Gardena City Councilmember and State Assemblymember by providing turkeys so families in need can share a healthy and hearty holiday meal with loved ones. 

Senator Jerry Hill

Senator Hill Accepting Entries for 10th Annual 'Oughta Be a Law or Not...' Contest

November 21, 2017

State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, encourages Peninsula and Silicon Valley residents to submit their bill ideas to his 10th Annual “Oughta Be a Law...Or Not Contest.” The deadline for contest entries is January 12, 2018

Senator Bill Monning

Statement Issued by Senator Monning and Assemblyman Cunningham About Recent Decision on Diablo Canyon Joint Proposal

November 20, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo), who both represent San Luis Obispo County, sent the following letter to the California Public Utilities Commission President and Board Members on the Proposed Decision about the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Agreement that was issued on November 8, 2017:

Senator Kevin de León

State Senate Announces New Steps to Increase Workplace Safety and Worker Protections

November 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) announced that, effective immediately, the Senate will be undertaking the following steps to further increase the safety of its employees, to protect victims of sexual abuse and harassment as well as whistleblowers and to increase public confidence:

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Nov. 16, 2017: Chair of Senate Budget Committee releases statement on LAO budget forecast

November 16, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell: Positive news

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell of Los Angeles, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, released the following statement following budget forecasts by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office:

“Fortunately, the Legislature and governor have positioned the state well with respect to its ability to withstand a mild or moderate recession,” Mitchell said. “This is an extremely positive position for the state budget.

Senator Steven Bradford

Senate District 35 Receives Over $11 Million for Green Infrastructure Projects Funded by Cap-and-Trade Revenues

November 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO ­– Senate District 35 was awarded over $11 million in funding for projects to transform community streets, walkways and parks into green spaces that improve air and water quality and provide greater opportunities for walking, biking and recreation. The local recipients of this critical funding are in the communities of Compton, Lynwood, South Gate, Watts and South Los Angeles. 

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson to Hold Hearing on Maintaining Public Safety During Rallies and Protests

November 14, 2017

Jackson to Hold Hearing on Maintaining Public Safety During Rallies and Protests

Senator Ricardo Lara

Senator Ricardo Lara Proposes California Cooling Act to Combat ‘Silent Assassin’ of Greenhouse Gases in Refrigerants and Air Conditioners

November 14, 2017

Legislation will build on Super Pollutant Reduction Act of 2016 to reach tough new standards for cutting emissions

BONN, GERMANY – Today, at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference, California Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) proposed legislation to reduce dangerous gases in refrigerants and air conditioners that are the fastest growing source of greenhouse emissions in California and around the world. 

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Nov. 13, 2017: Equality, career experts to review ‘occupational segregation’ and its impact on women

November 13, 2017

Sacramento hearing tomorrow is last of three 2017 inequality reviews

SACRAMENTO – Nearly a dozen experts on equality and career occupations comprise the panel of speakers tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 14, as Sen. Holly J. Mitchell convenes a key select committee to continue her statewide review of gender inequality.