Caucus News

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Statement on Overturning of Trump Transgender Military Ban

October 30, 2017

San Francisco –  Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement on the federal court decision overturning President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the United States military:

Senator Ed Hernandez

Advisory: Senator Hernandez Hosts the 5th Annual Veterans Service Awards

October 30, 2017

The 2017 Veterans Service Awards Honorees from the San Gabriel Valley are being recognized for their service and impact on our community

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino Takes Business Walk in La Verne

October 27, 2017

La Verne, CA – Today, State Senator Anthony J. Portantino had the privilege, along with the La Verne Chamber of Commerce and the University of La Verne Small Business Development Center, of hosting a Business Walk in Downtown La Verne.  The Senator met with business owners and community leaders to hear concerns and learn how he can best support local small businesses in his district.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Praises More Than 100 After-School Programs That Are Making Healthy Eating and Exercise a Priority

October 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO- As a result of legislation authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to curb childhood obesity, the California Department of Education has just released the names of more than 100 additional California after-school programs that have received recognition for encouraging healthy eating and exercise.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Hertzberg, Bonta Welcome Judiciary’s Bail Reform Recommendations

October 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, and Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, who have jointly authored legislation to reform a pretrial process that keeps many people in jail simply because they cannot afford bail issued the following statements regarding a report released today by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye’s Pretrial Detention Reform Workgroup:   

Senator Ed Hernandez

Advisory: Senate Health Leader Heads to Oregon to Speak at Health Policy Conference

October 24, 2017

Author of drug pricing transparency bill in California invited to speak during the National Academy for State Health Policy in Portland

Senator Henry Stern

On Second Anniversary of Aliso Canyon Blowout, Senator Stern Urges Governor Brown to Close Facility

October 23, 2017

Dear Governor Brown,

Two years ago today, the residents of the northern San Fernando Valley discovered what became the largest gas leak in US history in their own backyards.  Two years later we are faced with more questions than answers.  The precautionary principle militates towards the resumption of a moratorium on new gas injections and withdrawals until we have answered critical questions about ongoing health and safety risks.  More simply put: don’t start injecting until you finish inspecting.

Senator Kevin de León

Statement by California State Senate Leader

October 23, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today released the following statement in response to recent reports of sexual harassment and assault in the Capitol community:

“Today the state Senate announced the hiring of two independent firms in response to the reports of a pervasive culture of sexual harassment in the Capitol community.

Senator Henry Stern

California State Senator Moves to Expand Protections for Workers’ First Amendment Rights; Declares California a “Free Speech State”

October 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO – In response to recent attempts by the Trump Administration to bully NFL owners into firing athletes for speaking their minds while on the clock, as well as reports of potential threats to women courageously stepping forward in the workplace to share their personal experiences with sexual harassment and violence, California State Senator Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) made the following announcement today:

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Oct. 19, 2017: Sens. Lara and Mitchell praise continued momentum for reform; thank community

October 19, 2017

Stakeholders on hand in support

LOS ANGELES – Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly J. Mitchell today formally praised Gov. Brown and community members for supporting their #EquityAndJustice package to reform California’s juvenile and adult justice systems.

Along with Senate Bill 355, which Brown signed in July, the new laws comprise a #EquityAndJustice package authored jointly by Lara and Mitchell and introduced last March to promote crime prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion.