Caucus News

Senator Tony Mendoza

Media Event - Oversight Hearing on CA's Worker's Comp System by Senator Tony Mendoza

March 24, 2015

Sacramento – California’s Workers compensation system and implementation of Senate Bill 863 (De Leon) of 2012 will be the focus of an oversight hearing by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee on Wednesday, March 25th, at 9:30 AM, in Room 2040 of the State Capitol. The hearing will be webcast live at: http://senate.ca.gov/

Senator Bill Dodd

Senator Wolk to honor Napa, Sonoma County Women of the Year

March 24, 2015

Two women to receive honor at Friday ceremony
NAPA – Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) will honor Dr. Geni Bennetts of Napa County and Elece Hempel of Sonoma County as the Third Senate District’s Women of the Year.  
Every March, the Senate celebrates Women’s History Month by honoring women whose contributions improve lives in their communities, a tradition dating back to 1987.  

Senator Bill Dodd

SB 174 Receives Bi-partisan Support from Senate Human Services Committee

March 24, 2015

Two-year pilot programs in Sacramento and Yolo Counties to be funded and evaluated
SACRAMENTO—Senate Bill 174, authored by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) passed out of the Senate Committee on Human Services with a 5-0 vote.  The bill would establish a two-year pilot project in the County of Sacramento and the County of Yolo for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of crisis nurseries in lowering the incidence of child abuse in those counties. 

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

At a Pivotal Time for Women and the State, Women's Caucus Announces Legislation and Budget Action

March 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO – With California at an economic crossroads, and families depending on women’s income more than ever before, the Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus announced a package of comprehensive legislation and budget action today to advance the economic lives of women and the economic stability of the state.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Sen. Bob Hertzberg reacts to State of Judiciary Address by California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

March 24, 2015

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Bill would require reports on vulnerability of local water infrastructure to quakes

March 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO – With a fourth-straight year of drought driving home the precarious nature of California’s water supplies, Sen. Bob Hertzberg today announced a bill requiring regional water-management officials to report the vulnerability of their water systems to an earthquake.

Senator Benjamin Allen

Senator Ben Allen Comments on California Aerospace Week

March 24, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Today Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) spoke in favor of Senate Resolution 19 (SR 19), a resolution proclaiming March 23 – 27 as California Aerospace Week, on the California State Senate floor.  Allen, a co-author of the measure, is Vice Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Defense and Aerospace.  To watch his remarks, click here.

Senator Tony Mendoza

Bill to Create Parks & Open Space & Address Climate Change Introduced by Senator Mendoza

March 23, 2015

Sacramento – A groundbreaking bill to develop green space and recreational areas for underserved communities while helping the state achieve its climate change goals has been introduced by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). SB 760 establishes the Disadvantaged Community Enhancement Program which will provide grants to disadvantaged communities from AB 32 Greenhouse Reduction Funds to develop parks and open space.

Senator Scott Wiener

Legislation Protects Marine Wildlife Affected by Mysterious Spills

March 23, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – Senator Mark Leno is teaming up with environmental protection advocates today to announce legislation that would protect wildlife in the event of a marine spill involving a non-petroleum based substance. The legislation was inspired by the recent discovery of a mysterious sticky gray substance, dubbed in press reports as “mystery goo,” in the San Francisco Bay that killed more than 200 birds and threatened many more.

Senator Kevin de León

PHOTO RELEASE: CA Senate Leader Returns to Speak at His Alma Mater San Diego High School

March 20, 2015

SAN DIEGO – The leader of the California State Senate Kevin de León, who was the first in his family to graduate from high school, shared his personal story with the students at his alma mater and toured the school’s California Partnership Academy classes in medical science and engineering.
“The students were so inspired by the Pro Tem’s personal story and they had so much fun showing off their school and taking him on a tour of our Partnership Academy classes,”  said Dianne Cordero, Principal, SciTech-San Diego High School.