Caucus News

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Cap and Trade oversight hearing highlights need for SB 775

May 11, 2017

Sacramento – Building on the lessons learned under the current Cap and Trade system, California should extend the program beyond its 2020 expiration date to enable the state to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, experts testified today in a Senate Environmental Quality Committee oversight hearing. 

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Senator Jackson Releases Statement on Governor's May Revise

May 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has released the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revise, his revised budget proposal based on the latest revenue estimates.

“The Governor continues to take a prudent approach to our state budget, given the great instability that Californians and our state face should Congress and President Trump repeal the Affordable Care Act and eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, among other threats to date.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

May 11, 2017: Here's how new highway spending helps Los Angeles' Senate District 30

May 11, 2017

We have also put together a webpage specific to Senate District 30 that shows how much our cities, county and region would be receiving under the Road & Repair Accountability Act of 2017.

More than half of California's state and local roads are rated in poor condition, require safety improvements, and fail to meet earthquake safety standards. The Road Repair and Accountability Act makes sure that both state and local agencies have the resources they need to ensure California roads and bridges are up to safety standards.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

May 11, 2017: Governor's budget reflects need to reinvest in future

May 11, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell is posting the following as a guest press release because she likes how it sumarizes the governor's revised budget proposal.

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D – Los Angeles) released the following statement today regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal for 2017-18:

Senator Kevin de León

Senate Leader de León Statement on Governor’s Revised Budget

May 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D – Los Angeles) released the following statement today regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal for 2017-18:

Senator Josh Newman

Portantino Happy with Governor's May Budget Revision

May 11, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) is very pleased with one significant aspect of Governor Brown’s May revision of the California State Budget, the restoration of funding for the Pasadena Playhouse and the Armenian American Museum in Glendale. 

 

Senator Josh Newman

Portantino Helps Score More Funding For Public Education Governor's May Budget Revision Includes Significant Increases

May 11, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), Chair of Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education, reacted to Governor Brown’s May revised budget plan, which now includes several of Senator Portantino’s key budget priorities.

 

“Although there will be a lot of haggling over the next month as we continue to craft the final budget, I am appreciative of Governor Brown’s response to several of my budget priorities thus far,” commented Portantino.

 

Senator Kevin de León

President Pro Tempore Kevin de León Announces Appointments

May 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D- Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following Rules Committee Appointments:

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Measure to Set Voter Approval for Transportation Funding Measures at 55% Approved by Senate Committee

May 10, 2017

Sacramento –  Yesterday, the Transportation and Housing Committee approved Senate Constitutional Amendment 6 introduced by Senator Scott Wiener (D- San Francisco) to set the voter approval threshold for transportation funding measures at 55%, down from the current threshold of 2/3, or 66.6%. This would put transportation funding measures on the same level as school funding measures, which were set at 55% by California voters in the year 2000.

Senator Jerry Hill

Hill to Introduce Legislation Cracking Down on Fraudulent Use of Parking Placards and License Plates Intended for Disabled Drivers

May 10, 2017

State Senator Jerry Hill announced today that he will introduce legislation to help the DMV curb abuses of the state’s program for disabled placards and license plates, which allows motorists to use parking spots reserved for disabled drivers and permits them to park in time-limited slots indefinitely. Holders of disabled placards and license plates can also park in metered spots without paying.