Caucus News

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino Honors Luke Walker's Barber & Beauty Care from Pasadena as Small Business of the Year

June 19, 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) welcomed and honored Luke Walker and his family as the Small Business of the Year at the California State Capitol.  Each year, one business from each Senate District is recognized by the California Small Business Association.  Senator Portantino chose Luke Walker’s Barber Shop & Beauty Care shop from Pasadena as this year’s small business of the year. 

Senator Richard Pan

California Small Business Day 2018: Dr. Richard Pan Recognizes DreamGirls Fine Hair in Elk Grove as Senate District 6 Small Business of the Year

June 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator representing the Sacramento region, recognized Sharie Wilson, the owner of DreamGirls Fine Hair Imports by naming her Elk Grove hair salon as the Senate District 6 Small Business of the Year, in conjunction with the California Small Business Association.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd’s Mare Island Naval Cemetery Restoration Bill Passes Both Houses

June 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A resolution from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, supporting federal legislation from U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Armenian Issues Continue to Have Success through Senator Anthony Portantino’s Leadership as Law School Scholarships & Genocide Study Guides Are Included in the CA State Budget

June 19, 2018

Sacramento, California- Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) is the Chair of the Senate Education Budget Sub-Committee with long and close ties to the Armenian American Community. In that capacity, he personally submitted two important education proposals on behalf of Armenian Californians into the California State Budget.

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire’s Statement on the Trump Administration’s Immigration Policy Separating Children from Families

June 19, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s immigration policy separating children from their families:

“The Trump administration’s heartless and expanded policy of separating children from families arriving at the border is cruel, inhumane and indecent, even by Trump standards.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Environmental groups back Wieckowski's bill to phase out power plants that adversely affect air quality

June 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Several environmental justice organizations spoke in support of legislation by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) today to ensure that local air quality standards are met and a study is undertaken to prioritize the eventual retirement of natural gas facilities impacting the air quality of disadvantaged communities. The Assembly Natural Resources Committee approved Wieckowski’s legislation, SB 64, to help California transition to more renewable energy. 

Senator Ben Hueso

Senator Hueso Secures Funding for Mar Vista High School Pool and Veterans Resource Center Grant Program

June 18, 2018

Sacramento, CA – June 18, 2018 – As part of the State Legislature’s 2018-2019 State Budget, Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) helped secure millions of dollars in State funding for much-needed improvements in the 40th Senate District, including water quality projects, construction of public facilities and workforce development programs.

Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth Celebrates Mental Health Investment in Proposed State Budget during PTSD Awareness Month

June 18, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month and today, Senator Richard D. Roth is applauding the State Legislature’s $40 million investment in mental health in the 2018-2019 proposed state budget.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Hertzberg Bills on Cannabis Banking and Blockchain Clear Assembly Banking Committee

June 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today announced that two of his bills, one of which would make banking more accessible, and the other would allow corporate share certificates to be issued or transferred on the blockchain, cleared the Assembly Banking Committee.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senators de Leon and Wiener Announce Joining of Net Neutrality Bills in Unified Effort to Pass Robust Net Neutrality Protections in California

June 18, 2018

Sacramento - Today, Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) announced that they are joining their respective net neutrality bills - SB 822 (Wiener) and SB 460 (de Leon) - to form one unified legislative effort to pass strong net neutrality protections in California. The two bills are being formally linked to one another so that both must be signed into law for either to take effect.