Caucus News

Senator Ed Hernandez

Bill to Limit Medi-Cal Estate Recovery Clears California Legislature with Unanimous Vote

August 27, 2014

IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                        Tim Valderrama 916-651-4024                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Sacramento, CA)–SB 1124, by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D-West Covina), has cleared the California

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

New law makes criminal background exemptions in foster care placements accessible

August 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA — Governor Brown has signed into law a bill, authored by Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), which will permit the California Department of Social Services (DSS) to share criminal history exemption information of foster care providers with county child welfare agencies.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

GOVERNOR SIGNS SEN. LIU BILL TO PROTECT LOS ANGELES COUNTY RESIDENTS

July 2, 2014

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Senator Nancy Skinner

OAKLAND SMALL BUSINESS HONORED BY CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE TODAY

June 16, 2014

Sacramento – An innovative Oakland company, GoldieBlox, was selected today as “Small Business of the Year” for 2014 in the 9th Senate District by the California Legislature at an Awards Luncheon in Sacramento.  The event was attended by more than 70 legislators.

The company was nominated for the award by Senator Loni Hancock, who represents the district, which includes all of Alameda and parts of Contra Costa counties.  Joining Senator Hancock at the luncheon was Jan Hanson, Chief Operating and Financial Officer of the company.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

SENATOR LIU ANNOUNCES HEARING ON EQUAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY COURT RULING

June 11, 2014

 

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

SENATOR CAROL LIU ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS AWARDS AND LUNCHEON

June 4, 2014

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Senator Nancy Skinner

MAJOR REFORM OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IN CA PRISONS PASSES STATE SENATE

May 29, 2014

Sacramento – Last night, the State Senate passed SB 892, a bill by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) to revise and reform solitary confinement conditions and procedures in California’s prisons on a bi-partisan vote of 25-11.  The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

“Isolating large numbers of inmates for long periods of time is an expensive and deeply troubling practice that undermines effective rehabilitation and long-term public safety,” Senator Hancock said.  “Tonight’s Senate vote is the first step in overhauling a failed system.”

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Liu Receives Award from Greater Sacramento Urban League

May 23, 2014

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Senator Ed Hernandez

Response by Senator Ed Hernandez on Increasing Nurse Practitioners Scope

April 30, 2014

IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     Contact: Janet Chin, Communications DirectorApril 30, 2014                                                                                                626.430.2499   

Senator Nancy Skinner

Bill to Reduce Disparity in CEO and Worker Pay Clears First Committee

April 24, 2014

An effort to stop outrageous CEO pay by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland) and Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee today.
SB 1372 creates a new corporate tax table that decreases taxes for employers with reasonable differences between CEO and worker pay, and increases taxes on companies with large disparities between CEO and worker pay.