California Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg Stands with Advocates in Support of LIFE Act
Senator Fran Pavley (D- Agoura Hills) discusses (SB 4) which addresses concerns regarding hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
“I do think it's a small, worthwhile investment when we consider that every large earthquake that we have been through translates into numerous injuries, fatalities and billions upon billions of dollars in damage and the cost for recovery." Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) on his new legislation to create a statewide earthquake early warning system in California.
(Sacramento) – State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg today announced his proposed Senate committee membership assignments, following his earlier announcement of proposed Senate committee chairs and leadership positions. The full list of Senate committees and membership is below.
(SACRAMENTO) – State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg has announced his leadership members and nominees for Senate committee chairs, forming a legislative team to solidify our state’s fiscal stability, foster economic growth and job creation, and make government more effective in serving the people of California.
(Sacramento) – Democrats and Republicans have joined together to support legislation to end unfair legal practices that prey on California businesses while also encouraging businesses to correct violations and provide full and equal access for those who are disabled.
The State Senate has voted 21 – 16 to approve SB 1029 to begin the financing and construction of California’s High Speed Rail system which obtains $3.3 billion in federal grants and includes $1.9 billion in funding to modernize and upgrade the state’s existing rail systems in major urban areas. Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg issued the following statement after today’s floor vote:
SACRAMENTO – Hundreds of thousands of Californians desperately trying to stay in their homes will now have significant new protections to avoid foreclosure under a measure which passed the full Senate and Assembly today. The measure will now be sent to the Governor for his consideration.
MONTEBELLO – Calling the Paramount Boulevard 60 freeway overpass, "the tie that binds," Senator Ron Calderon today walked across the structure and declared it a great day for Montebello residents and others who rely on the span to go to work, shop and visit family and friends.
Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – the chair of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services – says he will likely respond to recent news reports that small grocery stores in California (and other parts of the country) are allegedly overcharging for the foods offered for sale through the Women/Infants/Children (WIC) program, which is available to low-income mothers and their children. The exorbitant prices charged at some of these stores results in the WIC program spending more than it should on food.