Caucus News

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Hurtado Honors NFL Pro Hall of Famer Tom Flores

September 18, 2021

SANGER, CA – Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) helped to honor Sanger Native Tom Flores after his induction into the NFL Pro Hall of Fame on August 8, 2021

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Hurtado to Participate in United Nations Food Systems Events

September 17, 2021

SANGER, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) today announced that she will participate in the United Nations “Virtual Parliamentary Dialogues: Food Security and Nutrition in the Time of COVID-19,” as well as the “United Nations Food Systems Summit.”

Senator Dave Cortese

Senator Cortese & Delegation Secure Funding for Lifesaving “MOSES” Technologies for Wildfire Preparedness

September 16, 2021

Senator Dave Cortese (D-Silicon Valley) announced today that, thanks to a budget request he championed, the City of San Jose will be able to purchase a Mobile Operations Satellite Expeditionary Systems (MOSES) to communicate securely and effectively during a wildfire or natural disaster.

Senator Scott Wiener

Governor Newsom Signs Senator Wiener’s Housing Density Legislation

September 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 10. SB 10 creates a streamlined process for cities to zone for missing middle multi-unit housing in a streamlined manner, without having to go through often-years-long environmental reviews.

Senator Wiener issued the following statement:

Senator Nancy Skinner

Gov. Newsom Signs SB 8, Extending the Housing Crisis Act

September 16, 2021

California Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed SB 8, legislation by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, that extends the provisions of the Housing Crisis Act of 2019 until 2030, streamlining the creation of more housing throughout the state. Gov. Newsom signed SB 8 as part of a package of bills designed to boost the number of new housing units throughout California.

Senator Dave Min

Sen. Min Writes Letter Urging Orange City Council to Keep Mary’s Kitchen Open

September 16, 2021

Senator Dave Min Writes Letter Urging Orange City Council to Keep Mary’s Kitchen Open
IRVINE, CA — Today, Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) penned a letter to the Orange City Council urging it to reverse course on its previous decision to terminate the lease of Mary’s Kitchen, a longstanding community institution that has become a key provider of services to the unhoused population in the area.

Senator Toni Atkins

Governor Newsom Signs Senate Leader Atkins’ SB 9 – the California HOME Act – Into Law

September 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released a statement today following Governor Gavin Newsom signing into law SB 9, the California Housing Opportunity and More Efficiency (HOME) Act, which widens access to housing for California’s working families and provides homeowners with more options to create intergenerational wealth:

Senator Sydney Kamlager

Senator Kamlager, Mayor Garcetti, and Health Care Advocates Call on Governor Newsom to Sign Street Medicine Act, First of Its Kind, into Law

September 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA — A robust coalition of health care and housing organizations, as well as city and county electeds, have come together to voice their support of AB 369: The Street Medicine Act, authored by Senator Kamlager (D - 30). AB 369, having sailed through the Legislature and received nearly unanimous support recently in the Assembly and Senate, is now awaiting the Governor’s signature. 

Senator Dave Cortese

State’s Mental Health Commission Welcomes Senator Cortese

September 16, 2021

The Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission is pleased to welcome California State Senator Dave Cortese as its newest Commissioner.
“The Commission is grateful for the Senate’s continued support of mental health and welcomes Senator Cortese’s commitment to this critical work,” said Lynne Ashbeck, Commission Chair and senior vice president of community engagement and population wellness for Valley Children’s Healthcare.

Senator Steven M. Glazer

Election Chairs Call for Reform of Flawed Recall System

September 15, 2021

Sacramento – The California Legislature’s two leading members on election issues on Wednesday announced a coordinated effort to examine reforms to California’s recall election system.

Assembly member Marc Berman (D – Menlo Park) and Senator Steve Glazer (D – Contra Costa) said they are determined to fix a broken system in the wake of the 2021 gubernatorial recall election, which raised questions about whether a system designed in the early 20th century has enough checks and balances to ensure democratic and fair elections.