Caucus News

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino’s Statement on the Governor’s May Revise

May 13, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) released the following statement on Governor Newsom’s May Revise and the California Blueprint:

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senator Leyva Responds to Governor Newsom’s May Budget Revision

May 13, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision of the 2022-23 state budget:

Senator Bill Dodd

California Budget: Sen. Dodd Responds to May Revise

May 13, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today upon the release of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised $300 billion budget, which gives back part of an unprecedented surplus to families faced with skyrocketing gas and utilities costs, while supporting essential services such as schools, drought relief and wildfire protection.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins, Budget Chair Skinner Issue Statement on Governor’s Revised 2022-23 Budget Proposal

May 13, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Chair of the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee, released the following statement today on Governor Gavin’s Newsom’s revised 2022-23 budget proposal:

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins, Senator Skinner Issue Statement Regarding Early Highlights of May Budget Revision

May 12, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) released the following statement regarding early highlights of Governor Gavin Newsom’s May budget revision:

Senator Ben Hueso

Governor’s Revised Budget Includes $80 Million for STEM Building at SDSU’s Brawley Campus

May 12, 2022

Sacramento, CA – May 13, 2022 – The revised 2022-23 state budget proposal by Governor Gavin Newsom released today includes $80 million for a new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics facility at the Brawley campus of San Diego State University-Imperial Valley.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins’ ‘California Dream for All’ Program to Help First-Time Homebuyers, Address Housing Affordability

May 11, 2022

SACRAMENTO – An innovative new program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers achieve the dream of homeownership will be heard in Senate Budget Subcommittee 4 on State Administration and General Government today, marking the first time that details about the California Dream for All program, led by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), have been unveiled.

Senator Susan Rubio

Is the Legal System Failing Our Children? "Then There's California" Podcast with Senator Susan Rubio

May 10, 2022

Is the legal system failing our children? On the latest Then There's California podcast, Senator Susan Rubio, advocate Ana Estevez, whose son was murdered by his father, and Kathleen Russell, founder of the Center of Judicial Excellence, talk about reforming family court so that child safety is first.

Senator John Laird

PRESS RELEASE: Senator Laird Statement on SB 1020 (Clean Energy Jobs and Affordability Act of 2022) in Senate Appropriations

May 9, 2022

Contact: Richard Stapler
SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator John Laird (D – Santa Cruz), Chair of the Senate Working Group on Climate Change, presented Senate Bill 1020, The Clean Energy Jobs and Affordability Act of 2022 in the Senate Appropriations committee.
The bill is a product of months of collaboration by the Senate Working Group to meet the challenges of climate change, adaptation, and resiliency through an equitable lens.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd: Napa County’s Mentis is Nonprofit of the Year

May 6, 2022

NAPA – Napa County’s Mentis has been serving the mental health needs of young people, adults and seniors for decades, providing life-saving treatment including suicide prevention and mental health therapy in Spanish and English, in times of crisis including earthquakes, wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. For Mentis’ significant contribution to the community’s mental well-being, it has been named Nonprofit of the Year for Senate District 3 by Sen. Bill Dodd.