Caucus News

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire’s legislation to protect homeowners rebuilding after wildfires passes in the Senate

July 6, 2020

Sacramento, CA – After thousands of Californians lost their homes in the devastating wildfires of 2017 and 2018, many began the challenging task of rebuilding their lives and homes. With so much loss, some homeowners turned to contractors offering great deals, but they had no experience building homes. 

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

National CROWN Day, Ending Hair Discrimination for Good

July 3, 2020

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire to host Telephone Town Hall on Wildfire Preparedness

July 3, 2020

Sacramento, CA – As summer heats up and July 4th weekend is here, our communities are reminded that wildfire season is upon us. Next week, Senator Mike McGuire will hold a Telephone Town Hall on Wildfire Preparedness for Mendocino and Lake counties.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Statement on Transfers of Incarcerated Individuals to ICE Detention Facilities

July 1, 2020

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding COVID-19, its impact on California’s prison population, and the transfer of incarcerated individuals into ICE detention facilities. He will speak today on this issue at the Senate Public Safety Committee Hearing at 9am, which can be seen live here.

Senator Wiener said: 

Senator Jim Beall

2020-21 State Budget Statement

July 1, 2020

Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) issued the following statement on the 2020-21 state budget approved by the State Legislature: 

 

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd Responds to PG&E Protection Bill Signing

July 1, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signing of Senate Bill 350, a measure that will hold Pacific Gas and Electric Co. accountable if it fails to adhere to public safety policies designed to prevent more  devastating wildfires.

Senator Richard Pan

Dr. Richard Pan Introduces SB 483 to Protect Health Officers from Personal Threats and Attacks

July 1, 2020

Sacramento, CA – While an increasing number of public health officials receive threats to their safety and that of their family, and as eight public health officials in California have resigned or retired since mid-April, Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and State Senator, introduced SB 483 to keep the personal information of health officers confidential. 

Senator Steven Bradford

Senator Bradford Introduces Landmark Police Reform Legislation

July 1, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) introduced two measures aimed at enacting significant police reform in the state of California: SB 731 and SB 203.

Senator Jerry Hill

Governor Newsom Signs SB 350, Safeguarding Ratepayers and California If PG&E Fails to Transform

June 30, 2020

News Release: “California must have a backstop in place to protect ratepayers and our state if PG&E does not meet the strict requirements for emerging from bankruptcy and for becoming a safe, reliable and sustainable energy provider,” said Senator Hill. “My thanks go to Governor Newsom and to Senators Bill Dodd and Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Chris Holden, the coauthors of SB 350, for sharing the vision of a transformed PG&E."

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Senator Holly J. Mitchell blocked cuts to King Hospital, signed off by Governor

June 30, 2020

 

Sacramento- Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Budget Act of 2020.  This Budget is a joint effort from both houses and the Governor, taking into account the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our current economy. With this challenge at hand, the official 2020-2021 Budget aims to get California on solid footing as the state enters difficult economic times, all while prioritizing values and the most vulnerable populations.