Caucus News

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

SENATOR CAROL LIU TO HONOR WOMEN OF THE YEAR – 2015

March 16, 2015

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Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Sen. Bob Hertzberg to join local bike ride along Metro Orange Line Bikeway in San Fernando Valley’s first-ever CicLAvia

March 16, 2015

VAN NUYS – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, a longtime advocate and entrepreneur for renewable energy and alternative power sources, will participate in two events early Sunday to promote pedal power as a transportation alternative.
The first will be at 7:45 a.m. as Hertzberg joins a special pre-event bike ride in Van Nuys to attend the San Fernando Valley’s first-ever CicLAvia early Sunday morning, March 22.
The second will be at 8:45 a.m. when Hertzberg will join other local elected officials in a press conference to talk about CicLAvia.

Senator Bill Monning

Senator Monning Statement on Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Groundbreaking

March 13, 2015

(SEASIDE, CA)  - Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement on today’s groundbreaking of the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery at Fort Ord.

Senator Scott Wiener

Leno Bill Gives Homeless Youth Access to High School Equivalency Exams

March 13, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Homeless youth across California would have greater access to the high school proficiency and equivalency exams under new legislation introduced by Senator Mark Leno. Senate Bill 252 would prohibit the Department of Education or testing companies from charging an exam fee to young people who are homeless.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

San Fernando Valley residents can meet Sen. Bob Hertzberg, tour updated district office

March 12, 2015

VAN NUYS – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, invites constituents to an open house Saturday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their newly updated Senate District 18 District Office so they can conduct first-hand tours of what he hopes will be a community space for San Fernando Valley residents.
By attending, constituents will have an opportunity to:

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire urges state to get directly involved and assist Upper Lake in potential bank closure

March 12, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire today advanced an appeal to the California Department of Business Oversight to directly insert the Department in the issue of Westamerica bank closing in Upper Lake.
Westamerica Bank’s proposed Upper Lake branch closure - the only bank in the community - was initially approved by the Department of Business Oversight, however, after residents and business owners rallied to raise awareness of the impact the closure would have on the larger community, the Department re-opened its case.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Leno and Advocates to Announce Legislation for Homeless Youth

March 12, 2015

Press Conference: Friday, March 13
10 a.m. – Larkin Street Youth Services
SAN FRANCISCO – Senator Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, will join homeless youth advocates and other elected officials in San Francisco on Friday to announce important new legislation that gives homeless youth greater access to high school proficiency and equivalency exams. SB 252 would prohibit the Department of Education or testing companies from charging an exam fee to young people in California who are homeless.
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Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: Legislators React to Exide Vernon Plant Shut Down Announcement

March 12, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Legislators React to Exide Vernon Plant shut down announcement:

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Introduces Legislation To Reform California's Top Oil Regulatory Agency

March 11, 2015

Legislation Would Protect Drinking and Irrigation Water During California’s Historic Drought

SACRAMENTO – The day after a Senate oversight hearing highlighted the failures of the state’s regulators to protect groundwater from potential contamination from oil and gas production wastewater, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D- Santa Barbara) announced legislation to reform California’s primary oil regulatory agency.

Senator Tony Mendoza

Unscrupulous Elder Care Referral Agencies Target of Bill by Senator Tony Mendoza

March 11, 2015

Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) announced that he has introduced a bill to protect seniors and their families from elder care referral agencies that engage in unscrupulous business practices. SB 648 will strengthen the licensing and financial disclosure requirements for the hundreds of referral agencies in California.