Caucus News

Senator Richard Pan

Dr. Richard Pan Makes History as Sacramento’s First Asian American Representative to the State Senate

December 1, 2014

Sacramento – Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and small business owner, who continues to practice medicine at a community clinic in Oak Park while serving the people of the Sacramento region in the State Assembly since 2010, was joined by his family today as he was sworn in as the State Senator representing the 6th District, including the cities of Sacramento, Elk Grove, and West Sacramento and parts of Sacramento County.  

Senator Jerry Hill

Senator Jerry Hill Announces 7th Annual Bill Idea Contest

November 26, 2014

Entries are being accepted for Senator Jerry Hill’s seventh annual “Oughta Be A Law…Or Not” contest for bill ideas from constituents. Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties, announced the 2015 bill idea contest today and encouraged Peninsula and Silicon Valley residents to participate.

Senator Ben Hueso

Senator Hueso Helps Secure $3.3 Million for Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat Project

November 21, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) – During a November 20 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $26 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitats throughout California. The funds for all these projects come from bond initiatives approved by voters to help preserve and protect California's natural resources. The approved grants include $3.3 million for Salton Sea species and habitat conservation. 

Senator Ben Hueso

Senator Hueso hosts Turkey Drive in Calexico and El Centro

November 20, 2014

(Imperial Valley, CA) – This Monday, November 24, Senator Ben Hueso will host his second annual “Turkey Club” giveaway at the Neighborhood House of Calexico and Catholic Charities in El Centro. Senator Hueso will be distributing turkeys to over 1,000 families in need throughout Senate District 40. Donations kindly provided by Northgate Market, Food 4 Less, Tapatio Auto and Truck Wrecking, Inc., Vazquez Truckline, and Otay Auto Auction.

Senator Ben Hueso

Senator Hueso to Host HolidayTurkey Drives in San Diego

November 20, 2014

(San Diego, CA) – This Tuesday, November 25, Senator Ben Hueso will host his fourth annual “Turkey Club” giveaway at Barrio Logan MAAC Project and South Bay Community Services in Chula Vista. Senator Hueso will be distributing turkeys to over 1,000 families in need throughout Senate District 40. Donations kindly provided by Northgate Market, Vallarta Supermarket, Karina’s Restaurant and California American Water Company.

Senator Bill Dodd

Wolk commends state effort to provide tax relief for earthquake victims

October 31, 2014

State, federal agencies postpone tax deadlines for earthquake victims
SACRAMENTO — Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) applauded yesterday’s announcement by the California Franchise Tax Board that the state agency will postpone tax deadlines for California taxpayers affected by the 6.1 earthquake in August that caused damage extending into Solano and Sonoma Counties.

Senator Henry Stern

Experts: Cleantech sector shows promise in the San Fernando Valley

October 30, 2014

NORTHRIDGE – The Greater San Fernando Valley is a promising hub for clean technology innovation spurred by California’s forward-thinking climate policies, business and policy experts said Thursday at a hearing at California State University, Northridge.

Senator Bill Dodd

Wolk earns 100% for votes on key environmental bills

October 28, 2014

Recognized for her “critical role” on water bond, votes on groundwater and fracking
SACRAMENTO — The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), one of the state’s leading environmental advocacy groups, awarded State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) 100 percent today for her votes this year on key environmental issues such as groundwater management and fracking, noting her work on the $7.5 billion water bond currently before voters.

Senator Henry Stern

Leaders to Discuss San Fernando Valley Cleantech Growth and Opportunities on Thursday

October 28, 2014

NORTHRIDGE – The Greater San Fernando Valley is poised to capitalize on clean technology innovation and growth spurred by California’s landmark climate change policies. Experts will discuss why on Thursday at an informational hearing chaired by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), author of California’s climate change law, AB 32. Senator Pavley will be joined by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima).

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Opportunity, services, training are both needs and success strategies for women

October 23, 2014

Los Angeles –Academics, service providers, organizational advocates and women who struggle with poverty, including residents of L.A.’s nearby skid row, gathered at the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles on October 22 to hear and offer testimony before the California Senate’s Select Committee on Women and Inequality.