Caucus News

Senator Bill Dodd

State Water Board approves financing agreement with the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency

October 21, 2014

Low interest loan will provide funding for Davis’ share of the surface water project
SACRAMENTO — Today the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) unanimously approved a resolution that authorizes the Board to provide Clean Water State Revolving Fund financing to the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency (WDCWA) for the Davis-Woodland Water Supply Project. 

Senator Ben Hueso

Senator Hueso Secures $11 Million Bond for El Centro Aquatic Center

October 17, 2014

(El Centro, CA) – After a long wait and continuous uncertainty over an $11 million bond for the construction of the El Centro Aquatic Center, the state’s Department of Finance recently announced that those funds have been finally approved. With this funding, the City of El Centro can carry out its plans to build out the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sports Pavilion/Adams Park area with an aquatic center, replacing The Plunge, the old city pool demolished nearly 10 years ago.

Senator Ben Hueso

Governor Brown Signs Hueso Bill to Facilitate Trade and Goods Movement

October 2, 2014

 SB 1228 will provide infrastructure improvements along regional and federal trade corridors
(San Diego, CA) – A measure to provide infrastructure improvements along regional and federal trade corridors, authored by State Senator Ben Hueso, was signed by Governor Brown. SB 1228 maintains the Trade Corridors Improvement Fund (TCIF), which was set to expire fiscal year 2015-16. A press conference to discuss the bill will be held on Friday, October 3 at Cesar Chavez Park. 

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Governor Brown Signs All of Sen. Carol Liu's Bills for 2014

October 1, 2014

 

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Holly Mitchell bills on Medi-Cal, nursing, sex traffic, contraception become law

October 1, 2014

For 4th year in row Governor Brown signs all Mitchell bills sent to him

Sacramento – Affixing his signature to the last of the 12 bills sent to him by Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) in 2014, Governor Brown once again sustained Mitchell’s 100% success rate for enactment of her passed legislation into state law.

Senator Henry Stern

Governor signs bill to increase transparency in California elections

September 30, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) on Tuesday to provide more transparent campaign finance information to voters.The bill was developed in collaboration with the California Voter Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the election process, and supported by Common Cause, the League of Women Voters of California and the California Clean Money Campaign. SB 844 received the near unanimous support of both the Assembly and the Senate.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Governor signs three Mitchell bills to combat sex trafficking

September 30, 2014

New laws beef up investigation and sentences, educate youths

Sacramento – Governor Brown has signed into law three Senate bills introduced by Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) which promise to help reduce human trafficking for sexual and other kinds of exploitation, particularly of women and children.

Senator Bill Dodd

Governor signs bill to meet disadvantaged communities’ infrastructure needs

September 29, 2014

New Wolk law provides financial tool to provide clean drinking water, sewer lines
SACRAMENTO — Today Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., signed into law legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to provide local governments throughout California with a tool to finance desperately-needed infrastructure in disadvantaged, unincorporated communities.

Senator Bill Dodd

Wolk urges federal government to increase safety measures for crude-by-rail shipments

September 29, 2014

Presses US Department of Transportation to make changes on rail car safety, speed of trains
SACRAMENTO — State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) continued her push for increased rail safety Monday, sending a letter to the US Department of Transportation with specific suggestions and recommendations regarding the shipment of crude oil by railroad.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

New law eliminates different penalties for crack and powder cocaine violations

September 28, 2014

Governor signs Mitchell bill to end higher sentences for crack convictions