Caucus News

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Toni Atkins Calls for Coordinated Action to Address the Humanitarian Crisis at the San Diego-Tijuana Border

December 18, 2018

Senate Leader Toni Atkins Calls for Coordinated Action to Address the Humanitarian Crisis at the San Diego-Tijuana Border


Dec. 18, 2018                                                                                                            


Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Hertzberg Announces Legislation to Help Brightwood College Students

December 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that he will be introducing a bipartisan bill to alleviate the financial burden incurred by Brightwood College students that would have to pay an income tax on their forgivable debt.

On December 6, the Department of Consumer Affairs announced that Brightwood College, a for-profit college, is closing their campuses across California and the nation, affecting 2,829 students in California and over 500 in the San Fernando Valley.

Senator Richard Pan

Dr. Pan Calls for Trump Administration to Honor Protections that Allow Vietnam War Refugees to Stay in the U.S.

December 14, 2018

Sacramento— Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and Senator representing the Sacramento area, made the following statement strongly opposing changing the terms of an agreement that has governed the deportation of individuals to Vietnam since 2008 and would potentially deport individuals before July 12, 1995:

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Introduces Bill to Reduce Gun Violence

December 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO- Based on research by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP), which found an increased risk of future violence among firearm owners with certain alcohol-related convictions, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced legislation today to restrict gun ownership among Californians who have been convicted of such alcohol offenses

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Bill Dodd Hosting Petaluma Senior Issues Forum

December 11, 2018

PETALUMA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and the Petaluma People Services Center will convene a panel of experts Dec. 11 in Petaluma to discuss topics of importance to seniors such as healthcare and fraud protection and the slate of public services available to them.

State and local government officials will speak along with senior advocates. A question-and-answer period will follow.

Who: Sen. Bill Dodd, Petaluma People Services Center and officials.

What: Senior Issues Forum

When: Dec. 11, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Bills, Including Ban of New Offshore Oil Drilling, to Become Law on Jan 1

December 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Among the numerous bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) this year, the following will take effect on January 1, 2019:

•Senate Bill 834, No New Offshore Oil: SB 834 blocks the Trump Administration from expanding federal oil drilling off the California coast by ensuring that new pipelines and other new infrastructure needed to support federal oil development cannot be built in California waters.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd Legislation Takes Effect Jan. 1

December 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today his package of new laws taking effect Jan. 1 will help Californians in important ways including protecting them from wildfires and floods, extending disaster insurance coverage, improving schools and guaranteeing access to drinking water.

Senator Mike McGuire

Senate & Assembly Chairs announce plans to introduce legislation to address U.S. Supreme Court decision, South Dakota v. Wayfair

December 10, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, Chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance and Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation, announced plans today to work together and implement the recent United States Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. This decision authorizes states to begin collecting sales and use tax from online and out-of-state retailers without a physical presence in California.

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire to visit Eureka High School this Tuesday in Final Push for Third Annual Humboldt Holiday Food Drive

December 10, 2018

Eureka, CA — As Senator McGuire’s third annual Humboldt Holiday Food Drive hits the home stretch, six local high schools in Humboldt County are making the final push to bring in thousands of pounds of donated non-perishable food to feed Humboldt County residents in need. 

Senator Richard Pan

Dr. Richard Pan Voices Opposition to Trump Administration Proposal that will Harm Immigrant Families

December 7, 2018

Sacramento, CA –Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and Senator representing the Sacramento area, sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security urging the administration to abandon a proposal announced in the fall that would hurt children and families and have a chilling effect on our family-based immigration system.