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Senator Kevin de León

Leading California Businesses Announce Support for Climate Leadership Bills (Video)

August 25, 2015

With the clock winding down on the legislative session, a group of major California businesses announced their support of SB 32 (Pavley) and SB 350 (De León/Leno) letter links here. <--letters linked.
At a Capitol press conference today, several companies spoke in support of the pending legislation VIDEO:

Senator Henry Stern

Cutting climate pollution is doable, says Sen. Pavley

August 25, 2015

SACRAMENTO -- Californians have the skill and determination to greatly reduce all forms of air pollution and stave off the specter of climate change, state Sen. Fran Pavley said Tuesday at a Capitol press conference.“We know today that we can do this,” said the Agoura Hills representative, “and we have a moral imperative to do so.”

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: Pro Tem De León Meets with Renowned Climate Scientist to Discuss SB350 Support, Papal Encyclical

August 24, 2015

Senator Bob Wieckowski

De León to join Wieckowski press conference to support consumer debt relief package

August 24, 2015

Sacramento – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León will join Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and representatives of legal aid centers, labor and consumer organizations Tuesday in support of the Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative, a three-bill package to reform California’s bankruptcy and debt collection laws to help low-income families get back on their feet.
Who:               Senator Bob Wieckowski, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Ted Mermin (East Bay Community Law Center), consumer advocates

Senator Henry Stern

Business Groups Support Bills Curbing Climate Pollution

August 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO -- Executives from major companies will express support for Senate Bills 32 and 350, important measures that will help California boost efforts to combat climate pollution.A press conference featuring representatives from Dignity Health and Autodesk Inc. is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, in the hallway in front of the Room 205 in the historic State Capitol.

Senator Tony Mendoza

Senator Tony Mendoza Appointed to California Commission on Economic Development

August 24, 2015

Sacramento – California State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee announced today his appointment by Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon to the California Commission on Economic Development.

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: Former Legislative Leaders Voice Support for SB 32 and SB 350

August 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO - Today, nine past leaders of the California State Legislature came out in support for SB 32 and SB 350. The statements below include former Assembly Speakers John Perez, Karen Bass, Fabian Nuñez, Herb Wesson, Bob Hertzberg, and Antonio Villaraigosa, as well as former leaders of the Senate Darrell Steinberg, John Burton, and David Roberti.

John Perez, Assembly Speaker (2010- 2014):

Senator Henry Stern

Natural Resource Committees to hold hearing on fracking study: What we don’t know could be a problem

August 21, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 9:00-11 a.m. in Capitol Room 112 SACRAMENTO – Two committees of the Senate and Assembly will hold a joint informational hearing on Tuesday regarding the release of a first-of-its-kind scientific review of the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) to facilitate oil and natural gas production in the California.

Senator Tony Mendoza

Young Senators Leadership Program Kick-Off

August 21, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) will host Los Angeles area high school students, parents and special guests for his Young Senators Leadership Program (YSLP) 2015-16 kick-off and swearing-in event on Saturday, August 22nd at the Cerritos Community College, Student Center from 9 a.m. to Noon. Senator Mendoza will address the students and parents and administer the oath of office to incoming Young Senators at approximately 11:15 a.m. See agenda below.

Senator Kevin de León

Senate Leader Kevin de León Joins Workers to Shine a Light on Wage Theft

August 21, 2015