Caucus News

Senator Henry Stern

Sens. Feinstein, Boxer back Pavley - De León climate pollution bills

August 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO --  Today, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (both D-CA) came out in support of two major climate and clean energy bills that are before the state Legislature, SB 32 and SB 350, and sent this open letter to members of the California State Assembly.Signed letter attached, text below.Open Letter to the California State Assembly on Senate Bill 350 and Senate Bill 32

Senator Henry Stern

Sens. Feinstein, Boxer back Pavley - De León climate pollution bills

August 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO --  Today, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (both D-CA) came out in support of two major climate and clean energy bills that are before the state Legislature, SB 32 and SB 350, and sent this open letter to members of the California State Assembly.Signed letter attached, text below.

Senator Richard Pan

Dr. Richard Pan Introduces Special Session Legislation To Save Lives & Money Through a Tobacco Tax Increase

August 26, 2015

Sacramento, CA –Dr. Richard Pan joined a coalition of doctors, nurses, health care professionals, unions, advocates and patients today as he announced he introduced SBX2 13 Pan/Hernandez in the Special Session on Health Care.  Dr. Pan made the following statement on the bill which would increase California’s tobacco tax by $2 per pack:

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

SENATE SPOTLIGHT: Sen. Bob Hertzberg

August 26, 2015

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: Senators Feinstein and Boxer Urge Assembly To Act on Climate By Passing SB 32 and SB 350

August 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO - Today, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (both D-CA) came out in support of two major climate and clean energy bills that are before the state Legislature, SB 32 and SB 350, and sent this open letter to members of the California State Assembly.

Signed letter linked here, text below.

MEDIA ADVISORY

August 26, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) will host a Labor Day Family Picnic for the community on Saturday, September 5th, at Artesia Park, 18750 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“It is with great pleasure that I invite the community to my 2015 Labor Day Family Picnic on Saturday, September 5th at Artesia Park. We will have food and refreshments and activities for the whole family. I look forward to seeing many friends and community members at the picnic,” said Senator Tony Mendoza.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Wieckowski, De León call for passage of consumer debt relief bill package

August 26, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and representatives of consumer organizations spoke in support of  the Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative, a three-bill package, authored by Wieckowski, to reform California’s bankruptcy and debt collection laws to help low-income families get back on their feet.  A representative from Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office also attended in support of the package.

Senator Kevin de León

Leading California Businesses Announce Support for Climate Leadership Bills (Video)

August 25, 2015

With the clock winding down on the legislative session, a group of major California businesses announced their support of SB 32 (Pavley) and SB 350 (De León/Leno) letter links here. <--letters linked.
At a Capitol press conference today, several companies spoke in support of the pending legislation VIDEO:

Senator Henry Stern

Cutting climate pollution is doable, says Sen. Pavley

August 25, 2015

SACRAMENTO -- Californians have the skill and determination to greatly reduce all forms of air pollution and stave off the specter of climate change, state Sen. Fran Pavley said Tuesday at a Capitol press conference.“We know today that we can do this,” said the Agoura Hills representative, “and we have a moral imperative to do so.”

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: Pro Tem De León Meets with Renowned Climate Scientist to Discuss SB350 Support, Papal Encyclical

August 24, 2015