Caucus News

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

Senator Galgiani Holds Press Conference to Request the Reversal of the Parole of Ronald Anderson

April 4, 2018

April 4, 2018

 

TO:         Media and General Public

RE:          Video and Materials of Press Conference asking Governor to Overturn Parole of Ronald Ray Anderson

At an afternoon press conference today, State Senator Cathleen Galgiani was joined by Stanislaus and San Joaquin county law enforcement officials along with friends and family members of murder victims Phil and Kathryn Ranzo, to ask Governor Jerry Brown to overturn the parole of Ronald Ray Anderson.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Release: Release: Bill Banning Medicaid Work Requirements in CA Approved by Policy Committee

April 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee approved the passage of Senate Bill 1108, which prohibits work requirements as a condition of Medi-Cal eligibility, by a vote of 8-1. Authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D.

Senator Jerry Hill

Senator Hill Introduces Legislation to Prohibit Housing Discrimination Against U.S. Armed Forces Veterans and Military Personnel

April 4, 2018

State Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation today to prohibit housing discrimination against U.S. military veterans and individuals currently serving in the nation’s armed forces. U.S. veterans and military personnel are protected from employment discrimination by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. However, the law does not specifically include veterans or military personnel among those who are protected from housing discrimination. Senator Hill’s SB 1427 would address that gap.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

April 4, 2018: Here's something worth remembering on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of MLK

April 4, 2018

Power at its best, Dr. King says, is love implementing the demands of justice and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love. In today’s climate, Dr. King’s message is just as relevant.

    - Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles

 

 

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire’s bill adds transparency to special districts

April 4, 2018

Sacramento – California has over 2,000 independent special districts that operate a slew of vital services for millions of Californians, such as water, wastewater, fire protection, parks, and transit. However, less than half of all special districts have websites. This presents a significant transparency gap for the millions who are served by these districts.

Senator Jerry Hill

Statement from Senator Jerry Hill on Attack at YouTube

April 4, 2018

“YouTube employees are central in our thoughts today as details of the horrifying attack by the armed intruder at their campus continue to emerge. We are proud of the swift actions of our first responders, led by the San Bruno Police Department with San Bruno firefighters alongside, and joined by fire and public safety units from our neighboring communities and the county, as well as federal authorities.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Release: Bill to Improve Higher Ed Financial Aid Approved by Senate Policy Committee

April 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Education Committee approved the passage of Senate Bill 1471, which improves college accessibility by increasing the number of available slots for students to apply for the Cal Grant Competitive Awards.

Authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina) and approved by a bipartisan vote of 6-0, SB 1471 was introduced to provide thousands more needy students access to financial aid for college.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Named Legislator of the Year for Her Work Supporting Veterans

April 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will be recognized as the AMVETS 2017 Legislator of the Year today for her work supporting veterans in the criminal justice system. Her SB 725 (pre-trial diversion) was one of AMVETS’s top priority bills last year.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Advisory: Policy Committee to Hear Bill to Ban Medicaid Work Requirements in CA

April 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, April 4, Senate Bill 1108, which prohibits work requirements as a condition to receive Medi-Cal, will be heard in Senate Health Committee.

Senator Mike McGuire

Legislature’s Wine Committees hold hearing Friday in Healdsburg to talk Fire Recovery, Ag Tourism and Water Supply

April 3, 2018

Healdsburg, CA – Senators Mike McGuire and Bill Dodd and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry will unite their respective Select Committees on Wine for a hearing in Sonoma County’s Wine Country to discuss wildfire recovery following the devastating North Bay Firestorm and receive a report on water supply issues.