Caucus News

Senator Monique Limón

Leaders in the Legislature Presented $13 million In State Funds to Ventura County Officials

October 21, 2022

(OXNARD) Senator Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) and Assemblymember Bennett (D-Ventura) presented two checks for a total of $13 million dollars to Ventura County Officials on Wednesday. These investments will be used to create more transitional and permanent supportive housing, and help fund the modernization of the Nyeland Acres Community Center. 

Senator Lena A. Gonzalez

In Signal Hill, Senator Lena Gonzalez Presents $5 Million in Funds for the Renovation and Redesign of the Signal Hill Amphitheater

October 18, 2022

Signal Hill, Calif. – On October 18, 2022 Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) presented $5 million in state funds for the renovation and redesign of the Signal Hill outdoor amphitheater. This key infrastructure project will support local artists and provide thousands of local residents with a community hub for art activities, cultural resources, and entertainment.

Senator Bill Dodd

Dodd Responds to New Insurance Pricing Regulations

October 17, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today regarding the enforcement of new wildfire safety regulations by California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara that will help drive down the cost of insurance and protect communities.

“This is an important milestone that will save policyholders money while making our state safer and more resilient from fire,” Sen. Dodd said. “It is a win-win for California, and I appreciate Commissioner Lara’s diligence and support.”

Senator Mike McGuire

49th annual Zeke Grader Fisheries Forum THIS WEDNESDAY to provide critical updates on CA’s fisheries & aquaculture

October 17, 2022

Sacramento — Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire, chairman of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, will convene the 49th annual Zeke Grader Fisheries Forum Wednesday, October 19th, which will be focused on some of the most critical environmental issues facing California.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino Meets with Journalist Alexander Lapshin

October 14, 2022

Glendale, CA – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) recently met with well-known journalist and travel blogger Alexander Lapshin, who was extradited by Azerbaijan, sent to prison and tortured by the Azeri government for visiting Artsakh.   Glendale Mayor Ardy Kassakhian joined the Senator for the meeting.

Senator Lena A. Gonzalez

In Maywood, Senator Lena Gonzalez and Speaker Anthony Rendon Present $3 Million for the Renovation of Maywood Riverfront Park

October 12, 2022

Maywood, Calif. – On October 12, 2022 Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) and Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) presented $3 million in state funds for the renovation of Maywood Riverfront Park. The funding will help transform the park to better serve local residents as a place for recreation, exercise, community gatherings, cultural events and more.

Senator Josh Becker

Senator Josh Becker To Host Virtual Town Hall On Fire & Flood Issues

October 11, 2022

(Menlo Park) – Bringing together experts to talk about the challenges associated with preparing for floods and fire in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties are the goals of “Fire and Flood Insurance in the Time of Climate Change," a virtual town hall to be hosted by Senator Josh Becker (D-Peninsula), on Wednesday, October 12, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. 

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins, Legislators, Health Care Leaders Celebrate Signing of SB 1375, Reproductive Access Legislation

October 10, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), fellow legislators, and reproductive rights leaders from across the state gathered in San Diego today to celebrate Pro Tem Atkins’ bill, SB 1375 being signed into law, as well as the more than a dozen additional pieces of legislation from the California Legislative Women’s Caucus. These laws will work in concert to shore up reproductive rights in California, expanding and protecting access to reproductive health for all who need it.

Ben Hueso

Senator Hueso concludes session with 12 bills signed, more than $106 million secured from state budget

October 7, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Improved access to higher education opportunities for incarcerated students, increased access to low-income energy programs, and expanded measures to fight illegal tire dumping are among the many proposals Senator Ben Hueso authored that Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law in 2022.

Other successful measures by the San Diego Democrat include authorizing the California State University (CSU) system to provide a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) program and providing Californians going through end-of-life care treatment access to medical cannabis.

Senator Toni Atkins

Legislative Leaders Issue Statement on Governor Calling Special Legislative Session

October 7, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement following Governor Newsom calling for a special Legislative session in December to examine gas price gouging: