Caucus News

Senator Dave Min

Senator Dave Min’s Gun Violence Prevention Bill Advances from Assembly Public Safety Committee

July 13, 2021

Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) announced his Senate Bill (SB) 264, which would end the sale of ammunition, guns and ghost guns on state-owned property, passed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee today.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino Helps Garner Billions in the State Budget to Tackle the Devastating Impacts of Climate Change

July 13, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) announced today that the 2021-2022 State Budget includes historic investments to address the state’s ongoing wildfire and drought crisis through the Legislature’s new investments in climate resiliency.  The final budget package was approved this week and incorporates many of the critical investments originally proposed and outlined in Senator Portantino’s SB 45.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Leyva Bill Promoting Equity for Girls State and Boys State Participants Passes Assembly Judiciary Committee

July 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Rejecting gender-based discrimination in civic education and leadership programs in California, the Assembly Judiciary Committee today approved a legislative measure by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that seeks to end the unfair and discriminatory treatment of Girls State participants.

Senator Josh Becker

Senator Becker Cheers the State Budget’s $18M Investment to Advance ‘The Big Lift,’ JobTrain, Affordable Housing and Environmental Projects on the Peninsula

July 13, 2021

Work to expand the Peninsula’s Big Lift Early Learning Initiative, fund a new JobTrain center in East Palo Alto, create affordable housing in Mountain View, enhance a multi-use trail in Sunnyvale, and repair the popular Pacifica Pier will get a substantial boost from $18.3 million in allocations included in a state budget trailer bill that Governor Newsom signed late Monday. “I couldn’t be more pleased by the investments approved by the Governor and supported by my colleagues in the Legislature,” said state Senator Josh Becker, D-Peninsula, who advocated for the funding.

Senator Susan Rubio

Senator Susan Rubio Delivers $24.5 Million to Increase Affordable Housing, Tackle Homelessness, and Provide Worker Training

July 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) announced today that the 2021-22 state budget includes $20 million to help create affordable housing in the San Gabriel Valley as well as continuing to tackle the homelessness crisis. In addition, she secured $4.5 million to help workers gain new skills for higher-paying jobs.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd Secures $1.5 Million for Yolo Co. Wildfire Safety

July 13, 2021

WOODLAND – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today he has secured a $1.5 million budget allocation for Yolo County to be used for investments in wildfire safety and prevention as well as an additional $350,000 for a new fire engine in Clarksburg.

Senator Lena A. Gonzalez

California Legislators Applaud Historic “Broadband for All” Investments and Urge Further Legislation to Finally Address the Digital Divide

July 13, 2021

Sacramento, Calif. – On July 13th, 2021 Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) released the following statement in response to the newly announced agreement reached by Legislative Leaders on the broadband trailer bill, AB/SB 156, that will expand 21st century high-speed broadband infrastructure to help close the digital divide and meet connectivity needs for more California businesses, individuals and families. 

 

Senator Toni Atkins

Atkins: Budget Passed by Legislature and Signed by Governor ‘Creates a Path to Recovery for All’

July 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has released the following statement on the budget signed by Governor Newsom today:

Senator Toni Atkins

Governor Newsom, Legislative Leaders Applaud Unprecedented Budget

July 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today issued a statement regarding the 2021-22 state budget:

“After thoughtful and productive discussions on the final key details of the 2021-22 state budget, we are pleased to announce that SB 129, which provides the overall architecture of the budget agreement, will be signed today, with additional implementation bills to be voted on later this week. 

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd’s To-Go Cocktails Sales Bill Approved in Committee

July 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to assist restaurants struggling to recover from the pandemic by making permanent a temporary order to allow the sale of to-go cocktails as part of take-out and delivery food orders cleared a key committee today.

“Allowing restaurants to sell carry-out cocktails has been a lifeline for an industry that is struggling to keep its doors open,” Sen. Dodd said. “My bill will help preserve jobs and get our economy back on track. Thanks to my Assembly colleagues for supporting this important proposal.”