Caucus News

Media Event - California Senate to Honor Contributions of Pakistani American Community

March 25, 2015

Sacramento –For the first time in California history, the State Senate will formally adopt SR 15 by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) declaring March 23rd, 2015 as “Pakistani American Day” to recognize the contributions of the state’s Pakistani American community.

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire’s Bi-Partisan Career & Job Skills Bill Passes Senate Education Committee

March 25, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire was joined by teachers, manufacturers, the farm bureau, and members of the building trades Wednesday morning when his bi-partisan legislation that would expand career and job skills in public middle and high schools advanced through the Senate Education Committee with a 7-0 vote.

Senator Bill Dodd

New Video Testimony from Brittany Maynard Released Supporting End of Life Option Legislation

March 25, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today the family of Brittany Maynard released new video testimony from Brittany in support of aid-in-dying legislation.  Ms. Maynard wrote the testimony and recorded the video for California Legislators before her death in November, 2014.

Senator Bill Monning

New Video Testimony from Brittany Maynard Released Supporting End of Life Option Legislation

March 25, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today the family of Brittany Maynard released new video testimony from Brittany in support of aid-in-dying legislation.  Ms. Maynard wrote the testimony and recorded the video for California Legislators before her death in November, 2014.  

Senator Bill Dodd

Senator Wolk to honor Napa, Sonoma County Women of the Year

March 24, 2015

Two women to receive honor at Friday ceremony
NAPA – Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) will honor Dr. Geni Bennetts of Napa County and Elece Hempel of Sonoma County as the Third Senate District’s Women of the Year.  
Every March, the Senate celebrates Women’s History Month by honoring women whose contributions improve lives in their communities, a tradition dating back to 1987.  

Senator Bill Dodd

SB 174 Receives Bi-partisan Support from Senate Human Services Committee

March 24, 2015

Two-year pilot programs in Sacramento and Yolo Counties to be funded and evaluated
SACRAMENTO—Senate Bill 174, authored by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) passed out of the Senate Committee on Human Services with a 5-0 vote.  The bill would establish a two-year pilot project in the County of Sacramento and the County of Yolo for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of crisis nurseries in lowering the incidence of child abuse in those counties. 

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

At a Pivotal Time for Women and the State, Women's Caucus Announces Legislation and Budget Action

March 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO – With California at an economic crossroads, and families depending on women’s income more than ever before, the Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus announced a package of comprehensive legislation and budget action today to advance the economic lives of women and the economic stability of the state.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Sen. Bob Hertzberg reacts to State of Judiciary Address by California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

March 24, 2015

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Bill would require reports on vulnerability of local water infrastructure to quakes

March 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO – With a fourth-straight year of drought driving home the precarious nature of California’s water supplies, Sen. Bob Hertzberg today announced a bill requiring regional water-management officials to report the vulnerability of their water systems to an earthquake.

Senator Benjamin Allen

Senator Ben Allen Comments on California Aerospace Week

March 24, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Today Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) spoke in favor of Senate Resolution 19 (SR 19), a resolution proclaiming March 23 – 27 as California Aerospace Week, on the California State Senate floor.  Allen, a co-author of the measure, is Vice Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Defense and Aerospace.  To watch his remarks, click here.