Caucus News

Senator Nancy Skinner

Senate Budget Key Values to Focus on Putting California’s Wealth to Work for a More Equitable Economy

December 8, 2021

With a strong fiscal outlook for California on the horizon that includes more than $51 billion in available discretionary resources for schools and other General Fund purposes, the Senate has begun work on a budget plan that harnesses the state’s wealth to ensure a more equitable economy that uplifts California families.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Budget Key Values to Focus on Putting California’s Wealth to Work for a More Equitable Economy

December 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO – With a strong fiscal outlook for California on the horizon that includes more than $51 billion in available discretionary resources for schools and other General Fund purposes, the Senate has begun work on a budget plan that harnesses the state’s wealth to ensure a more equitable economy that uplifts California families.

Senator Mike McGuire

McGuire’s 6th annual Humboldt Holiday Food Drive wraps up Wednesday with big drive through donation event!

December 6, 2021

North Coast, CA – For six years, Senator Mike McGuire has teamed up with Food For People, KHUM radio and six local high schools for the annual Humboldt Holiday Food Drive.

And, this year represents one of the most critical yet. As the pandemic grew, so did hunger, and Food For People is facing a crushing need. 

Senator Steven Bradford

Senator Steven Bradford Named Regional Legislator of the Year by National Black Caucus of State Legislators

December 6, 2021

Senator Steven Bradford

Department of Cannabis Control Releases Cannabis Equity Fee Waiver Emergency Regulations for Public Comment

December 3, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Today, the Department of Cannabis Control released regulations to implement SB 166, a budget trailer bill that establishes criteria for a $30 million statewide equity cannabis fee waiver program. The program is designed to assist those who were previously convicted or arrested of cannabis related offense, or are living at or below 60 percent of the Area Median Income, or live in a community disproportionately negatively impacted by past cannabis policies.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Anthony Portantino Honored by CalCCA with Champion Award for Clean Energy Leadership

December 2, 2021

Glendale, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) received the California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) Champion Award this week for his steadfast efforts and leadership to combat climate change, support of long-term sustainable clean energy, and his authorship of Senate Bill 612.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Statement on World AIDS Day

December 1, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement on World AIDS Day:

“The HIV pandemic is not even close to over, as millions around the world continue to become infected — all too often lacking access to life-saving medication — and as so many continue to die. On this World AIDS Day, we must recommit to ensuring that people around the world have access to life-saving drugs to prevent infection and to help those who are infected live healthy lives.

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Hurtado Seeks Legislative Ideas From Central Valley Residents

December 1, 2021

SANGER, CA  Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) announced that she is inviting residents of Senate District 14 (which includes communities in Kings, Fresno, Kern, and Tulare Counties) to submit their ideas for state legislation or budget requests. Senator Hurtado's staff will vet proposed concepts before the Senator personally reviews them. Senator Hurtado’s office may submit qualifying ideas as legislation for consideration in the Legislature.

Senator Dave Cortese

Following COP26, Assemblymembers Rivas, Calderon, Ward, and Senator Cortese Commit to Introduce Legislation on Climate Change Education

November 30, 2021

At the United Nations’ 2021 Climate Change Conference (COP26), Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-San Fernando Valley), Assemblymember Lisa Calderon (D-Whittier), Assemblymember Chris Ward (D-San Diego) learned that the world is surpassing California on climate change education.

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Hurtado Effort to Repair Valley Canals and Save Water Succeeds As Department of Water Resources Initiates Funding Program to Repair Water Conveyance Systems

November 30, 2021

SANGER, CA -Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement regarding the California Department of Water Resources announcement that they have initiated a $100 million funding program to rehabilitate four major water conveyance facilities: