Caucus News

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Sen. Bob Hertzberg, former Pro Tem Steinberg and counties nationwide to push reducing number of mentally ill inmates

May 5, 2015

SACRAMENTO – As part of a national effort to raise public awareness, Senator Bob Hertzberg, former Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, and officials from counties nationwide Thursday will highlight ways to reduce the number of people suffering from mental illness who are jailed.
 

Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth’s Measure Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients Approved on Bipartisan, Unanimous Vote

May 5, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) measure to honor the lives and service of three local Medal of Honor recipients passed the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee today on a bipartisan, unanimous vote.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 38 designates the portion of State Highway Route 91 in Riverside from Madison Street to 3rd Street as the “Staff Sergeant Salvador J. Lara, Staff Sergeant Ysmael R. Villegas and Sergeant Jesus S. Duran Memorial Highway.”

Senator Bill Monning

Senator Monning Announces Local Grant Award

May 5, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) is pleased to announce that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) awarded a $2,996,768 grant to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation.

Elkhorn Slough’s Blue Carbon project will increase regional carbon sequestration through salt marsh restoration.

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

Senator Galgiani Honors Our State's Fallen Heroes

May 4, 2015

SACRAMENTO- Senator Galgiani introduced SCR 20, which recognizes May 4, 2015 as Peace Officer’s Memorial Day in honor of 13 officers who died in the line of duty in 2014. Today is the 39th Annual Peace Officers Memorial Event, and on this day all Californians are urged to remember those individuals who have given their lives for our safety and express appreciation to those who continue to dedicate themselves to making California a safer place in which to live and raise our families.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Bill To Prohibit Drones From Invading Our Privacy and Private Property Passes Off Senate Floor

May 4, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would prohibit drones from trespassing on private property without the owner’s permission and invading Californians’ privacy just passed off the Senate floor on a bipartisan vote. The vote was 24-9.
 

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: Statement by the Pro Tem on Resources for Corinthian College Students

May 1, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León issued the following statement:
“The sudden shuttering of Corinthian Colleges has left thousands of California students stranded in their pursuit of higher education. The Senate stands in support of these students and will explore every option to provide immediate assistance to those affected, including transfers to other institutions and financial assistance.”

Bill to Remove the Term “Alien” from California Labor Code Approved by State Senate

May 1, 2015

Sacramento –The State Senate today approved SB 432 by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 34 to 0. The bill modernizes outdated law by deleting the term “alien” from the California Labor Code, as a definition for an immigrant individual.

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

MEDIA ADVISORY-Senator Galgiani to Hold Transfer Workshops for Heald College Students in Stockton and Modesto

May 1, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Cathleen Galgiani announced that she will host Transfer Workshops for Heald College students next Thursday in both Stockton and Modesto.  The workshops will provide information on transferring units, satisfying course requirements and financial aid questions.

There will be representatives on hand from the local Community Colleges (Delta College in Stockton and Modesto Junior College in Modesto), as well as from Humphries College and the Student Aid Commission as well as the Human Services Agency.

 

Senator Bill Dodd

Senator Wolk calls for new direction and oversight in the Delta

April 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO–Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) issued the following statement today regarding the Governor’s announcement of changes to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan:

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: Senate Democrats Ask Governor To Speed Up Drought Relief

April 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, the California State Senate’s Majority Caucus urge collaboration and list precise steps to help the state confront the historic drought crisis.
Signed by all 25 Democratic Senators, including Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, the letter asks for immediate drought relief funding and recommends tools for equipping communities in their water conservation efforts. The Senators also articulate several areas where state agencies can marshal resources to preserve water supplies more effectively.