Caucus News

Senator Jerry Hill

Hill Holds Oversight Hearing About What California Should Do To Curb Huge IT Delays & Cost Overruns

March 19, 2015

State Senator Jerry Hill, chairman of the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee, will convene a subcommittee oversight hearing where State Auditor Elaine Howle, state information technology officials and independent experts are expected to discuss what needs to be done to prevent IT project delays and cost overruns.

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire introduced legislation this week to help build stronger communities and make vacation rentals follow the law

March 19, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) introduced legislation that provides a simple solution to one of California's growing challenges: Regulating Online Vacation Rental Businesses.

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: Disproportionately Impacted Communities Prioritized in $1 Billion Emergency Drought Package

March 19, 2015

Environmental Justice Groups Applaud Creation of Office of Sustainable Water Solutions

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

Senator Galgiani Secures $4M for Delta Spraying

March 19, 2015

Senator Galgiani is pleased to announce the Delta will receive $4 million in additional spraying monies to fight water hyacinth infestation for the 2015 season.

 

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Announces Progress 'On Track' for Train for South Coast Commuters

March 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D- Santa Barbara) announced today that improved passenger rail service is expected to begin running in the Spring of 2016 during morning and evening commute hours in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

Senator Benjamin Allen

Legislative Ovesight Hearing On California's Low 2014 Voter Turnout

March 19, 2015

November 4, 2014 was a record low turnout for a regularly scheduled general election at 42.2% of registered voters statewide.

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: President pro Tempore De León Announces Rules Committee Appointment

March 18, 2015

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

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

Senator Galgiani Responds to CDCR Audit Findings & Recommendations

March 18, 2015

SACRAMENTO-Today, the results and recommendations from Senator Galgiani’s California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) audit request were released to the public. “The results of this audit have just confirmed my original suspicions that CDCR did not comply with state laws in hiring retirees specifically in managerial positions. The State Auditor’s office also found that the department did not do a sufficient job in protecting state tax payer dollars by monitoring the use of state-owned vehicles.”

Senator Jerry Hill

Hill Bill Calling for Temporary Ban of Artificial Turf Fields Made From Recycled Tires Gets First Hearing in Legislature

March 17, 2015

Legislation by Senator Jerry Hill to impose a two-year moratorium in California on the installation of turf fields and playground surfaces containing waste tires gets its first hearing before the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Senator Tony Mendoza

2015 State of Education Address

March 17, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), a former elementary school teacher in East Los Angeles and member of the Senate Education Committee will deliver a “2015 State of Education Address” to Los Angeles area superintendents, teachers, school board members and education leaders on Friday, March 27th at 9:30 a.m.