Caucus News

Senator Dave Cortese

Senator Cortese Calls for Ban of Live Ammunition on Theatrical Productions

October 23, 2021

Cortese Announces He Will Introduce Legislation in California to Prevent Accidental Shootings on Theatrical Productions
Senator Dave Cortese (D-Silicon Valley), chair of the California Senate’s Labor Committee, expressed that he intends to introduce legislation that would ban live ammunition, and firearms that are capable of firing live ammunition, from movie sets and theatrical productions in California.

Senator Benjamin Allen

Senator Allen Issues Statement Following State Plan to Prohibit New Oil Wells Near Sensitive Locations

October 21, 2021

Sacramento – Sacramento – As Governor Gavin Newsom takes steps to prohibit new oil wells and facilities within a 3,200-foot exclusion area – or setback – from sensitive locations such as homes, schools, and hospitals, State Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica), chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee and Co-Chair of the Environmental Caucus, today applauded the proposal that would also require pollution controls for existing wells and facilities within the same areas.

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Hurtado asks 14th Senate District to submit their nominee for the "Spirit of SD 14 Award"

October 21, 2021

SANGER, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement today, asking that the community submit their nominees for the first annual “Spirit of SD 14 Awards” held in December:

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Hurtado releases statement of Governor's drought declaration

October 20, 2021

SANGER, CA – Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement after Governor Newsom declared a statewide drought:

Senator Dave Cortese

NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY – Tour the Nation’s First Vietnamese American Service Center (VASC) in San Jose

October 20, 2021

WHAT: Members of the news media will be given a tour of the first Vietnamese American Service Center (VASC) in the nation that will serve as a model for other major cities with large Vietnamese-American populations. There will be a community unveiling the following week.  

Senator Dave Min

Actress and Environmental Advocate Jane Fonda Comes Out in Strong Support of Senator Dave Min’s Call to End All Offshore Oil Drilling

October 19, 2021

Laguna Beach, CA — California State Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) and environmental activist Jane Fonda appeared at a rally yesterday organized by Social Compassion in Legislation and its CEO Judie Mancuso to support Senator Min’s call for ending all offshore oil drilling.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd, State Leaders Recap Challenging Yet Productive Year

October 19, 2021

SONOMA – Despite challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic and climate-driven wildfires, California made significant progress in key areas this year including economic recovery, housing, criminal justice reform and disaster preparedness, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and his panelists said during a virtual town hall Monday night.

Senator Mike McGuire

McGuire leads successful effort to get two new cell towers installed for Round Valley area residents

October 19, 2021

North Coast, CA – In the past, when residents of Round Valley had an emergency, it was hit or miss if they could get ahold of emergency dispatchers because cell service in this region of Mendocino County was so inconsistent. This reality has put lives in danger and caused public safety nightmares.

Senator Susan Rubio

Rubio Statement on Veto of Senate Bill 805, “Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021”

October 18, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – State Senator Susan Rubio, D-Baldwin Park, released a statement today on the veto of Senate Bill 805, “Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021”:

“I want to thank the SB 805 coalition of small theaters and artists who advocated tirelessly this year for the arts in our most underserved communities. We made significant gains in raising awareness about the need to protect these important community spaces from closing.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino’s Statement on New Soundstage Plans for Burbank

October 18, 2021

Burbank, California - Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) released the following statement regarding the construction of new soundstages in Burbank by the Worthe Real Estate Group on the historic Warner Bros. property.