Caucus News

Senator Jerry Hill

Crucial Capitol Hearing Tuesday on Bill to Protect Kids by Banning Flavored Tobacco Products

August 3, 2021

Senator Steven Bradford

Small Business Hiring Tax

November 25, 2020

Senator Tom Umberg

EIGHT OC ARTS PROGRAMS SERVING COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AWARDED GRANTS

November 24, 2020

OCTOBER 22, 2020 – IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – Arts Orange County, the nonprofit official local arts agency and State-Local Partner for the County of Orange, has awarded grants to eight (8) local arts programs that primarily serve communities of color. This program is funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the California Arts Council, a state agency.

Senator Tom Umberg

Senator Tom Umberg Honors Power of One Foundation as 2020 Nonprofit of the Year

November 23, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Tom Umberg (D-Orange County), and the California State Senate, announced that the Power of One Foundation, and Executive Director Andre Roberson, have been honored as the 34th Senate District 2020 Nonprofit of the Year Award. Since they began in 2019, the Power of One Foundation has worked tirelessly to help feed 1.7 million individuals, and they continue to expand their operation to help more people in the state of California.

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Senator Hurtado to Speaker Pelosi: Make Congressman Costa Chair of House Agriculture Committee

November 23, 2020

On behalf of the residents of the 14th State Senate District in California, I write to urge you to select Congressman Jim Costa to be the next Chair of the Agriculture Committee in the United States House of Representatives. 

As you are well aware, California is the top agricultural producing state in the nation. The district I represent in the State Senate has three of the top five most productive agriculture counties in California: Fresno, Kern, and Tulare — with Fresno being the most productive. 

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino Partners with Nonprofits and Businesses to Provide Holiday Meals for Local Families

November 23, 2020

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) partnered with several local charities and business groups to provide support for families during the holiday season.

Senator Toni Atkins

Assembly, Senate Leaders Announce Selection of Cara Jenkins As Next Legislative Counsel

November 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announced today the selection of Cara Jenkins as their candidate for the California State Legislature’s new Legislative Counsel.

Jenkins, who has served as a leading member of the Legislative Counsel’s Office for the past 10 years, will be confirmed in a vote by both houses on December 7, 2020, the first day of the 2021-2022 session.

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Senator Hurtado Seeks New Legislative Ideas From Central Valley Residents

November 18, 2020

The people of Senate District 14 face daily challenges and this is the time for us to find solutions to the problems of our community. I invite the residents of Senate District 14 (which includes communities in Kings, Fresno, Kern, and Tulare Counties) to submit budget requests or ideas for state legislation. Act now because we are looking for your proposals by Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Senator Toni Atkins

Legislative Analyst’s Office Fiscal Projections Coming This Week—Expect Challenging Times to Continue, But Opportunity for Budget Improvements

November 17, 2020

SACRAMENTO – With the Legislative Analyst’s Office scheduled to release its annual forecast this week, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), along with Senate Democratic Caucus colleagues, have begun planning for the year ahead.

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Senator Hurtado Releases Statement on Recent State Report on California’s Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Program

November 16, 2020

The LAO report sheds a small glimpse of light on the injustices to poor, farm-working communities in my district. The humble, hard-working men and women of the Valley risk their lives to feed the world. In return, Sacramento and Washington D.C. have disproportionately failed them with inadequate resources and broken policies that further increase their cost of water and put their health at risk. It’s well past time to eliminate bureaucratic delay and help provide these communities with clean drinking water.