Caucus News

Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth Delivers Major Victory for Riverside County’s Newest Cities

May 14, 2015

After over two years of intensive negotiations with Governor Jerry Brown, the Department of Finance and numerous stakeholders, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) announced today the Governor has proposed funding for Riverside County’s four newest cities in his May budget revision.

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: Statement by the Pro Tem on the Governor’s May Revise Budget Proposals

May 14, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León issued the following statement:
The Legislature has an equal role in keeping the state's fiscal house in order and the Senate will continue being a steward that maintains fiscal discipline.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

MITCHELL RELEASES STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR’S MAY REVISE

May 14, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown will release his 2015-2016 revised spending proposal. State Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement:

“Revenue is surging. The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office has estimated that revenue for the full year could exceed estimates by more than $4 billion. The budget is not simply a math problem. Our hands are not tied. The Legislature has options to use a significant portion of the funds to meet human needs.

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire’s Online Vacation Rental legislation approved in second Senate committee, heads to Senate floor

May 13, 2015

Sacramento, CA – With a broad show of support, Senator Mike McGuire’s Online Vacation Rental legislation, SB 593 was again approved Wednesday by a second Senate committee with a 4-2 vote from members of the Governance and Finance Committee.
Last month, SB 593 was also approved with a unanimous vote in the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. After approval today, Senator McGuire’s critical legislation regulating Online Vacation Rental Businesses will now proceed to the Senate floor for a vote.

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: President pro Tempore De León Announces Appointments

May 13, 2015

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following appointments by the Rules Committee:

Senator Tony Mendoza

Senator Tony Mendoza Launches Young Senators Leadership Program

May 13, 2015

State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) today announced the launch of the 32nd Senate District Young Senators Leadership Program (YSLP) of 2015-16.
The program provides high school seniors with the unique opportunity to learn about California government and the legislative process. Students will participate in a broad range of activities, including researching local issues, attending meetings with legislative staff, assisting constituents, and traveling to Sacramento for a mock legislative session in the State Capitol.

Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth’s Proposal to Protect Small Businesses, Ensure ADA Compliance Approved by Second Policy Committee on Bipartisan, Unanimous Vote

May 13, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to protect California’s small businesses and the disabled community was approved by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee today on a bipartisan, unanimous vote.

Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth’s Proposal to Protect Small Businesses, Ensure ADA Compliance Approved by Senate Judiciary Committee

May 12, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to protect California’s small businesses and the disabled community was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee today on a bipartisan vote.

“I thank my colleagues for supporting this common-sense, balanced measure to protect the disabled community and small businesses,” said Senator Roth.  “Senate Bill 251 is a critical step in guaranteeing access for disabled Californians by providing small businesses with the tools and resources necessary to comply with state and federal disability access laws.”

Senator Nancy Skinner

SENATOR CALLS FOR CLOSURE OF A DECREPIT AND UNSAFE STATE PRISON

May 12, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland), Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety, today called for the closure of the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) at Norco.

Senator Bill Dodd

Law enforcement groups back amended campus concealed weapons bill

May 12, 2015

Amendments exempt honorably retired peace officers from campus ban
SACRAMENTO -- Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to help control concealed weapons on school and college campuses has earned broad support from law enforcement groups after recent amendments retained the current ability of honorably retired officers to carry a concealed firearm on campus grounds.