Caucus News

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senator Leyva Applauds $8 Million Funding for Rape Kit Testing

June 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement after the California State Senate approved the 2018-19 state budget by the June 15th constitutional deadline:

Senator Jim Beall

Senator Jim Beall's Statement on the 2018-19 Budget

June 14, 2018

CAMPBELL -- Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement on the budget passed by the Legislature today:

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Applauds Passage of State Budget with Historic Investments in Wildfire Prevention and Recovery, Schools

June 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), released the following statement today about the passage of the California State Budget, which includes significant funds for wildfire prevention and recovery as well as the highest level of school funding in state history, all while setting aside the largest budget reserves in a generation.

Senator Ricardo Lara

California Higher Education Leaders Join Senator Lara to Praise Investments in Legal Help for Immigrant Students

June 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) joined education leaders to praise budget investments that support immigrant students in California’s public colleges and universities.

The budget includes $21 million in funding for the University of California, California State University, and the California Community Colleges to provide legal services for undocumented and immigrant students.

Senator Mike McGuire

Community Workshop on future of Sonoma Developmental Center to be held Saturday, June 23

June 14, 2018

 

Sacramento, CA – Following up on previous commitments, Senators McGuire and Dodd along with Assemblywoman Aguiar-Curry and Supervisor Susan Gorin will be hosting a comprehensive community workshop on the findings of the site assessment survey focused on the Sonoma Developmental Center’s buildings, infrastructure, open space, wildlife and history.

The State Department of General Services will be bringing in the consultants – WRT – who have been conducting the assessment.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senator Atkins Announces Committee Changes

June 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) today announced the following changes to Senate standing committees. Designated committee chairs and membership will be formally adopted by the Senate Rules Committee when it convenes later today - June 14, 2018.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Passes New State Budget, Balancing Social Responsibility and Fiscal Responsibility

June 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today passed a state budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2018.

“We have recovered from the dark days of the recession, and now the state’s fiscal outlook is the strongest it’s been in a generation,” said Senate Leader Toni Atkins (D-San Diego).

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Passes New State Budget, Balancing Social Responsibility and Fiscal Responsibility

June 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today passed a state budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2018.

“We have recovered from the dark days of the recession, and now the state’s fiscal outlook is the strongest it’s been in a generation,” said Senate Leader Toni Atkins (D-San Diego).

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Bill to Teach Students How to Spot Fake News Advances

June 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure students in California’s public schools learn how to read media sources critically, and act ethically, responsibly, and safely online is one step closer to the Governor’s desk. SB 947 passed out of the Assembly Education Committee today on a 5 to 1 vote. The bill now heads to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Suicide Prevention Legislation Passes Key Policy Hurdle

June 13, 2018

Sacramento, California- Today, SB 972 the suicide prevention legislation authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge, passed the Assembly Education Policy Committee.