Caucus News

Senator Bill Dodd

Wolk bill to enable schools to hire more school nurses moves forward

June 23, 2015

Bill to help schools care for students with chronic diseases earns unanimous, bipartisan support 
SACRAMENTO—Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to enable schools to hire more school nurses and take a lead role in managing chronic childhood diseases received unanimous, bipartisan support in the Assembly Health Committee today.

Senator Benjamin Allen

Senator Ben Allen Reacts to South Bay Tarball News

June 22, 2015

Sacramento, CA – State Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) issued the following statement today in response to the news that the source of the tarballs on South Bay beaches was the Refugio oil spill:

Senator Kevin de León

Senate Approves Pro Tem De León’s Reso Urging SCOTUS to Uphold “One Person, One Vote”

June 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The Senate today approved a joint resolution by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a case out of Texas that challenges the long-held principle of “one person one vote.”

“Many of my neighbors, whose hard work makes Los Angeles function, who pay taxes that support government services, would suddenly become non-entities because of their immigrant status,” De León said. “Like ghosts, they would walk the streets and ride buses invisible to state governance.”

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Sen. Mitchell welcomes 30th District's Small Business Owner of the Year Onna Ehrlich to Capitol

June 22, 2015

Sacramento - Senator Holly J. Mitchell welcomed the 30th District’s 2015 Small Business Owner of the Year to the State Capitol, in an annual event which celebrates the achievements of entrepreneurs and innovators. This year’s honoree is handbag designer Onna Erlich, founder of OnnaErlich.com, whom Senator Mitchell escorted, along with her husband/business partner Joel Bell and son James, onto the floor of the State Senate chamber to present her a Certificate of Commendation.

Senator Bill Dodd

Wolk bill to honor local Tuskegee Airman moves forward

June 22, 2015

Bill naming Solano interchange for WW II pilot earns unanimous, bipartisan support 
 
SACRAMENTO— The State Assembly’s Transportation Committee voted unanimously today to approve a resolution by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) naming a Solano interchange in honor of Lieutenant Colonel James Warren, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen and a Vacaville resident who passed away last year.

Senator Bill Dodd

Wolk, Dodd measure to provide Earthquake Tax Relief moves forward

June 22, 2015

Bill to aid affected residents, businesses earns unanimous, bipartisan support 
 
SACRAMENTO -- Legislation coauthored by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to aid residents and businesses in Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties affected by the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake earned the unanimous, bipartisan approval of the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee today.

Senator Bill Dodd

Chair of Senate Budget Resources, Transportation Subcommittee applauds state budget

June 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) issued the following comment today following the Legislature’s approval of the State’s 2015-16 Budget. Wolk is Chair of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation, and one of the lead authors of Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014:

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: Senate Pro Tem De León Applauds Passage of Budget Compromise

June 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León today applauded the passage of a budget compromise reached with the Governor, saying the accord was a responsible spending plan with sound investments to secure California’s future.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Women's Caucus Leaders on Early Care and Education Funding in Today's Budget

June 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Legislature voted to pass a number of budget bills that now head to the Governor’s desk, including one to provide an additional $265 million for California’s child care and preschool programs.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Budget deal includes plan to cut traffic fines

June 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg’s efforts to reduce unreasonable fees added to minor traffic-infraction fines is included in the budget deal reached by Gov. Brown and fellow lawmakers, under the budget agreement approved today.