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Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Sen. Jackson's Bills to Address the Needs of Aging Californians Pass Key Committees

April 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Two bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prepare for California’s rapidly growing population of aging adults and protect them from dangerous and often deadly falls passed key committees today. Senate Bill 228 to develop a Master Plan for Aging Californians passed the Senate Human Services Committee and Senate Bill 280 to protect aging and disabled adults from falls passed the Senate Housing Committee.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

April 22, 2019: Sen. Holly Mitchell to announce legislative packages promoting economic and health justice

April 22, 2019

 

PRESS CONFERENCE: Tuesday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 1190

 
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell will hold a press conference tomorrow, April 23, to announce a slate of bills promoting economic and health justice.

At about the same time, the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday will consider Senate Bill 144, a key bill in an eight-measure package Mitchell calls #EconomicJustice. She has a companion package of three bills she calls #HealthJustice.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd’s College Student Food Insecurity Bill Passes Senate

April 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would ensure low-income college students have reliable access to nutritious food through the Cal Fresh program cleared the full Senate today by unanimous vote.

“Hunger is a serious problem on California college campuses today,” Sen. Dodd said.  “My bill will ensure students of modest means don’t go hungry by making it easier for them to receive public assistance. Students shouldn’t have to starve in order to get an education.”

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

April 22, 2019: VIDEO - Senate votes to end hair discrimination in the workplace and schools

April 22, 2019

Senate Bill 188 by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell would protect Blacks

SACRAMENTO (April 22, 2019) – The CROWN Coalition, a national alliance comprised of the National Urban League, Western Center on Law & Poverty, Color Of Change, and Dove, is proud to announce the bill they are sponsoring, Senate Bill 188, The CROWN Act, passed the Senate floor today in California on a 37-0 bipartisan vote.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

April 22, 2019: Senate Floor vote on protecting Black students and workers from discrimination based on hairstyles is scheduled today

April 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The Senate is expected to vote as soon as this afternoon, Monday, April 22, 2019 during its 2 p.m. session on Senate Bill 188 ‘The Crown Act,’ introduced by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell to end decades of racial discrimination based on hairstyles.  

To date, there is no legal precedent in state or federal court to protect individuals against hair discrimination.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd to Host Rohnert Park Senior Forum

April 18, 2019

ROHNERT PARK – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will host a public forum May 3 in Rohnert Park to discuss issues that are important to seniors including healthcare, fraud protection, benefits and more.

Sen. Dodd will lead a panel of state and local experts and invite questions from the audience.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson, Educators Call for More Sunshine, Accountability for Billions in Corporate and Other Tax Incentives

April 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) joined educators today to unveil her Senate Bill 468, which requires evaluation of certain California tax credits and exemptions for their effectiveness as well as economic, social or any other benefits to the state.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

MEDIA CALL: Senator Jackson, Educators Call for More Sunshine, Accountability for Billions in Tax Incentives

April 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and California educators will hold a media call at 11 a.m. PT on Tuesday, April 16 to discuss her Senate Bill 468, which will bring transparency and accountability to California’s tax incentive process by creating a mechanism for review of some of California’s most costly tax expenditures.

Senator Ben Hueso

Senator Hueso Reacts to Report from Governor Newsom’s Wildfire Strike Force

April 12, 2019

San Diego, CA – April 12, 2019 – In response to the report entitled “Wildfires and Climate Change: California’s Energy Future” released today by Governor Gavin Newsom, Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee, issued the following statement:

“I thank Gov. Newsom for his engaged leadership as we explore policies to reduce wildfire risks and make California more resilient in the face of climate change.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd Issues Statement on Gov. Newsom’s Wildfire Report

April 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s strike team report on wildfires and utility safety: