Caucus News

Senator Bill Dodd

Senator Dodd’s Disaster Bills Advance Amid Continued Wildfire Losses

June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A cavalcade of disaster-related legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, moved closer to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk Wednesday as a wildfire continued to rage in Lake County, providing further proof that devastating fires in California are not letting up.

Senator Bill Dodd

Senator Dodd Issues Statement on Janus Decision

June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement in reaction to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Janus v. AFSCME:

“The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reject reasoned, decades-old precedent is deplorable. It’s undeniable that unions have contributed immensely to the rights enjoyed by all working men and women across our country. While this is an unfortunate hurdle for working families, I am confident that, in spite of this ruling, the labor movement will redouble efforts to build the middle class and preserve the American Dream.”

Senator Steven M. Glazer

Senator Glazer statement on immigrant detention centers

June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – “I have serious concerns about the federal government’s consideration of a massive immigrant detention camp at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station.

“I question whether any detention center would be an appropriate use for this site, which has been long planned for civilian use.

“Beyond that, however, is the question of whether we even need to build centers of this kind to house immigrants detained at the border, many of whom are families fleeing dangerous and brutal conditions at home and seeking asylum in this country.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

June 27, 2018: Gov. Brown renews film-tax program to help film/TV industries through 2025

June 27, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell-led effort extends film-tax program

LOS ANGELES – Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell extending a model program to keep and create mostly off-screen jobs in California’s renowned film and TV industries.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

June 27, 2018: VIDEO - Gov. Brown renews film-tax program to help film/TV industries through 2025

June 27, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell-led effort extends film-tax program

LOS ANGELES – Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell extending a model program to keep and create mostly off-screen jobs in California’s renowned film and TV industries.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

2018-19 Budget Funds Critical San Fernando Valley Projects

June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today applauded Governor Jerry Brown for signing the 2018-19 Budget, and highlighted a number of projects receiving funding in the San Fernando Valley. The historic budget, which includes a focus on responsible spending on education, infrastructure, and safety net programs, also includes the largest budget reserves in a generation, filling the maximum amount allowed into the Rainy Day Fund.

Senator Jerry Hill

News Conference Friday on San Mateo County Coast: State Budgets Millions for Tunitas Creek and Martins Beaches

June 27, 2018

State Senator Jerry Hill, Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Kevin Mullin, Assemblymember Marc Berman, and San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Friday to hail the state’s allocation of long-sought funding for creation of a county park at Tunitas Creek Beach and to help establish a public right-of-way to Martins Beach. The state budget signed by Governor Brown on Wednesday sets aside the funds for the two coastal treasures.

Senator Steven M. Glazer

Statement from Sen. Steve Glazer on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Union Fees

June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – “The American labor movement has been an important force for securing and protecting the rights of working people.

“The decision of the Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME threatens to undermine this movement by allowing employees who decide not to join a union to also avoid paying their share of the cost of the representation the union is required to provide to all employees, regardless of their membership status.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Advances Statewide Industry-Funded Drug & Sharps Take-Back Program

June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – To address a growing problem of prescription drug abuse, the devastating opioid epidemic, accidental poisonings, and traces of pharmaceuticals found in drinking water, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), along with Assemblymembers Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and Adam Gray (D-Merced), advanced legislation last night to create a statewide drug and medical sharps take-back program funded by the pharmaceutical industry. SB 212 passed out of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on a 5 to 1 vote.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

June 27, 2018: Senate budget chair Holly J. Mitchell on Gov. Brown signing new budget

June 27, 2018

The 2018-19 budget is second with L.A. Democrat as head of panel

LOS ANGELES – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, today released the following statement in response to Gov. Brown signing the 2018-19 budget: