Caucus News

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

Please Review- Traffic Advisory

May 28, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
CALTRANS TO BEGIN $9 MILLION DOLLAR PAVEMENT REHABILITATION
AND REPAIR PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 12
IN SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY

San Joaquin County - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin a $9 million dollar pavement rehabilitation and repair project on State Route 12 (SR-12). This project will improve the driving surface from the Potato Slough Bridge to Flag City. The project will replace rumble strips, re-construct guardrails and apply an asphalt concrete overlay to the roadway.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Move to cut caseloads for foster youth lawyers heads to Senate floor

May 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA — Despite fear that the Appropriations Committee, where proposals with price tags often die, might never let it see the light of day, Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) saw her bill, SB 316, to cut the caseloads of attorneys who represent California’s foster youths smiled upon by the panel and sent forward for a vote on the Senate floor.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Math Misplacement fix advances to final Senate vote

May 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA —A proposal by Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) for California’s middle and high school districts to put in place fair and transparent measures to ensure that students may take the highest level of mathematics courses for which they can qualify has won the right for a full debate and vote on the floor of the State Senate. Authored by Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), SB 359 was unanimously approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee, the final hurtle before being taken up by the entire Senate.

Senator Bill Dodd

End of Life Option Act Moves Forward

May 28, 2015

Bill Passes out of Senate Appropriations on a 5-2 vote
SACRAMENTO – Today SB 128: The End of Life Option Act, by Senators Wolk and Monning, passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on a 5-2 vote. The bill had been placed on the suspense file for a routine fiscal impact assessment and was released today with a number of other bills. 

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

BILL TO END CAP ON AID FOR CalWORKs FAMILIES WITH NEWBORNS TO GET FULL SENATE VOTE

May 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA —Senator Holly J. Mitchell’s bill to repeal the state’s prohibition on parents receiving CalWORKs assistance for a child born to the household while any member of the household is receiving aid, has been sent to the Senate floor for a vote.

Senator Kevin de León

FORWARDING RELEASE: Levi Strauss Inc., Dignity Health, Gap Inc. & Autodesk Join 24 Companies Supporting California’s Sweeping Clean Energy Bill SB 350

May 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A broad coalition of California businesses today announced its strong support for Senate Bill 350, the Golden State Standards.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

"Pay Kids First Act of 2015" Advances to Assembly

May 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will dramatically increase payments for past due child support claims through an insurance payment intercept program.

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: President pro Tempore De León Announces Appointments

May 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following appointments by the Rules Committee:

Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth Announces Riverside Community College District Will Receive Major Grant for Career Technical Education

May 27, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) announced today that the California Department of Education has awarded a $12.8 million grant to the Riverside Community College District for programs that blend academic and career technical education, connect employers with schools, and train students for jobs in high-demand fields such as health care, advanced manufacturing, information technology and software development.

Senator Kevin de León

VIDEO RELEASE: High-polluting Clunker Crushed, Central Valley Family Receive Keys to Plug-in Hybrid Under New Program

May 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Marking an early milestone in rolling out Senate Bill 1275 initiatives in the Central Valley region, California President pro Tempore Kevin de León handed over the keys to a 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid to a working family from Stockton in need of more reliable transportation. Facing a crisis due to a recent smog failure, the family will now be able to put the $125 per month they spend for recurring repairs toward financing a clean and fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid, and their fuel costs will go from $245 to $83 a month.