Caucus News

Senator John Laird

Governor Newsom Signs The Clean Energy, Jobs, and Affordability Act of 2022

September 16, 2022

Contact: Richard Stapler
Richard.Stapler@sen.ca.gov
 
Governor Newsom Signs The Clean Energy, Jobs, and Affordability Act of 2022

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Two Sen. Hertzberg bills to fight climate change, expand access part of sweeping package signed by Gov. Newsom

September 16, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys issued the following after Gov. Newsom signed two bills to fight climate change by expanding access to energy sources and accelerating state capacity to meet clean energy goals.

Senator Toni Atkins

Atkins Statement on Governor Signing Senate’s Ambitious Climate Package

September 16, 2022

SACRAMENTO — Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) today released the following statement on Governor Newsom signing legislation included in the Senate Democrat’s 2022 Climate Package:

Senator Josh Becker

Governor Signs Senator Becker's Climate Bills

September 16, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Governor Newsom signed Senator Josh Becker’s climate bills today, making the three key measures law that take effect January 1. These include the centerpiece of Senator Becker’s 2022 climate bill portfolio, Senate Bill 1203, which he announced at COP26 at Glasgow last year.

Senator Ben Hueso

Governor signs SB 1359

September 16, 2022

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation by Senator Ben Hueso (D-40), which prevents California drivers from being cited by law enforcement for not having a registration sticker on the rear license plate if the registration on the specified vehicle is current.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

GUEST PRESS RELEASE: Bill to help Social Security recipients signed into law

September 14, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 973 (SB 973), legislation sponsored by Treasurer Fiona Ma and authored by Sen. Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), to explore ways to direct more resources to California’s aged, blind, and disabled populations.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd: Contractor to Begin Sonoma Developmental Cemetery Memorial

September 14, 2022

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ELDRIDGE – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today that a local Sonoma County contractor has been selected on a long-sought memorial wall at the Sonoma Developmental Center cemetery where more than 1,400 people are buried in unmarked graves dating back to 1892

Senator Steven M. Glazer

Senator Glazer reiterates plan to exempt federal student loan forgiveness from taxes

September 14, 2022

SACRAMENTO – After the California Franchise Tax Board made clear it plans to tax forgiven federal student loans today, Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Contra Costa) reiterated his plans to introduce urgency legislation on the first day of the new legislative session in December to exempt the forgiven debts from state taxes. 
Current federal law exempts forgiven student loans from federal income taxes. But on Wednesday, the California Franchise Tax Board confirmed that the forgiven loans would be counted as income and taxed in California.

Senator Nancy Skinner

Skinner Recommends Covered CA Board Adopt Plan to Lower Health Care Costs

September 14, 2022

California state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, today issued the following statement about Covered California’s upcoming decision that could significantly expand access to affordable health care by reducing the copay costs for office visits, lab tests and prescriptions for Covered California enrollees:

Senator Dave Cortese

Governor Signs Bill That Stemmed from VTA Tragedy

September 14, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 1294 authored by Senator Dave Cortese, (D-San Jose), Chair of the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee, that will address the rise in workplace violence. SB 1294 was authored in response to the mass shooting that occurred on May 26, 2021 at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Agency (VTA) Guadalupe Yard, the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the San Francisco Bay Area.