Caucus News

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Sen. Hertzberg: The future of California depends on its universities

June 15, 2015

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: Both Houses to Vote Monday on Legislative Budget Agreement

June 12, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Legislative leaders today announced that AB 93, the legislation reflecting the conference committee’s actions, will be in print today and will be taken up for a vote on Monday, June 15, 2015.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Senator Wieckowski selects Hayward firm as the Small Business of the Year

June 11, 2015

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has selected Porifera, Inc. (www.porifera.com) as the Small Business of the Year in the Tenth Senate District.  The company was honored yesterday, along with several others from throughout California, during a celebration of small businesses in Sacramento. 

Senator Kevin de León

VIDEO RELEASE: Pro Tem Highlights Historic Climate Legislation at RealClearPolitics Forum

June 11, 2015

Full interview video: http://goo.gl/HG0DZF

Senator Jerry Hill

Senator Jerry Hill Names The Reading Bug “Small Business of the Year”

June 11, 2015

Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties, honored The Reading Bug and owners Lauren and Diane Savage this week as the Small Business of the Year in the 13th Senate District.

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

Galgiani Resolution Declares June Disability Awareness Month

June 11, 2015

Galgiani Resolution Declares June Disability Awareness Month

SACRAMENTO - Senator Galgiani is pleased to announce, today, SCR 53, which declares the month of June, 2015 as Disability Awareness Month passed the Assembly Floor. This resolution highlights the over 4 million California residents living with a disability. Senator Galgiani authored this resolution following the lead of several local municipalities, who have recognized the contribution of individuals with disabilities in their communities.

Senator Benjamin Allen

Senator Ben Allen Names Beach City Baseball Academy “Small Business of the Year”

June 10, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) today honored Beach City Baseball Academy as the 26th Senate District’s “Small Business of the Year.”  Matt Watson, the Academy’s Director of Operations, accepted the award on behalf of owner Richard Murad at a luncheon in Sacramento.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Hancock, Mitchell Introduce Legislation to Make California’s Commercial Property Tax Code Fair

June 10, 2015

SCA 5 would assess commercial properties at their fair market value, provide tax relief for businesses and protect homeowners and renters

Senator Kevin de León

PHOTO RELEASE: Pro Tem Kevin de León Honors Job Korea USA as “Small Business of the Year”

June 10, 2015

Earlier today, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) recognized Job Korea USA in Los Angeles as the 2015 24th Senate District “Small Business of the Year.”

Speaking at the Small Business Day ceremony at the Sacramento Convention Center, Senator De León praised California’s small businesses as the backbone of the state’s economy, and highlighted JobKoreaUSA.com CEO Brandon Lee’s role in creating economic opportunity in the district.

Senator Tony Mendoza

Butane Hash Oil & Methamphetamine Manufacturing Target of Legislation Approved by State Senate

June 10, 2015

Sacramento-The State Senate approved SB 212 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 40 to 0. The bill will address the proliferation of Butane Hash Oil (BHO) and methamphetamine manufacturing in residential neighborhoods by making it an aggravated felony to manufacture the drugs within close proximity to occupied residences and structures.