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Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire Offers Praise, Shares some Concerns Over Governor’s Budget Proposal

January 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA - State Senator Mike McGuire today praised much of the Governor's budget proposal today, especially for its strong action on one of the Senator’s highest priorities.

Senator Mike McGuire

McGuire Fights to Protect Smith River – Strip Mine Water Application Pulled

January 26, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Two days after State Senator Mike McGuire introduced legislation calling on Congress to protect the Smith River, the Panama-based Red Flat Nickel Corporation has withdrawn its water application from the Oregon Water Resources Department.
“I'm grateful to join with Congressman Huffman to fight this devastating proposal and I am pleased to see the mining company reconsidering their plans. That said, now is the time to ensure the entire Smith River watershed is protected forever which means our work is far from over,” McGuire said.

Senator Jim Beall

East San Jose Community Clean-Up on Jan. 31

January 26, 2015

SAN JOSE – Volunteers will be hauling trash and wiping out graffiti in a campaign to fight blight in neighborhoods around Arbuckle Elementary School. Also scheduled to join the effort is a Caltrans crew that will pick up litter and trim vegetation on the I-680/King Road ramps.It’s all part of a community clean-up co-sponsored by Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, who organized the project after speaking to many East San Jose residents who complained of illegal dumping in their neighborhoods.

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

Senator Galgiani Announces the Introduction of Legislation Designed to Get Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Out of California

January 26, 2015

Senator Galgiani Announces the Introduction of Legislation Designed to Get Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Out of California

 

Sacramento—Today, Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) introduced Senate Bill 139 which is drafted with the intent of aiding law enforcement in the protection of our communities from synthetic drugs. In a follow-up to her previous legislation from 2014 which created the penalty structure for the possession of a synthetic drug, Galgiani introduced SB 139 in order to assist with the enforcement of the law.

 

Senator Ed Hernandez

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO END MISLEADING HEALTH PROVIDER DIRECTORIES

January 23, 2015

For Immediate Release                                                                                                       CONTACT:  Janet Chin (626)430-2499

January 23, 2015

 (Sacramento, CA) – Today Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D-West Covina) introduced SB 137 to require health plans and insurers to post accurate health care provider directories on their Internet Websites.

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

Senator Galgiani Named California Tech Champion for 2014

January 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO— Today TechAmerica announced their “Tech Champions” for 2014. This award recognizes legislators who are outstanding advocates for the technology industry in the Legislature and have shown support for this vital economic sector.

“I am very pleased to be one of only five legislators to have been recognized for my consistent leadership and support of the technology industry,” said Galgiani. “The technology industry is a major contributor to economic growth and jobs in our state and it is vital that the legislature continues to ensure that this industry grows.

Senator Jim Beall

Beall Receives "California Tech Champions'' Award

January 21, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Jim Beall, whose district includes some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies, will be honored by TechAmerica this evening for his leadership on technology issues at the State Legislature.Beall is one of five legislators who have been recognized as “California Tech Champions’’ for 2014 by TechAmerica which serves as the public sector and public advocacy department for the Computing Technology Industry Association, a non-profit trade group comprised of thousands of members in the information communications and technology industry.

Senator Mike McGuire

McGuire Introduces Bill to Protect the Smith River from Devastating Strip Mine

January 21, 2015

Sacramento, CA – State Senator Mike McGuire introduced legislation today – joining with Congressman Jared Huffman - calling on Congress to protect Northern California’s only wild river from the devastating effects of a proposed strip-mining operation along the North Fork of the Smith River in southern Oregon, just over the California border.
“The Smith River is one of the last unspoiled rivers in the west, and I plan to keep it that way,” said McGuire. 

Senator Bill Dodd

Senators Bill Monning, Lois Wolk and Assemblymember Susan Eggman Announce Introduction of the “End of Life Option Act”

January 21, 2015

Family of Brittany Maynard join in the launch of this important legislation

Senator Henry Stern

State Highway Grant Secured to Improve Safety on PCH

January 21, 2015

MALIBU – The City of Malibu and PCH Taskforce Co-Chairs Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), and Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), along with former Co-Chair Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Redondo Beach), announced that they have secured a $124,250 safety corridor grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) in order to improve safety on the notoriously dangerous Pacific Coast Highway/CA-1.