Caucus News

Senator Bill Dodd

Senators Dodd, McGuire to Chair Select Committee on Wine

March 29, 2021

                     

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Sen. Mike McGuire, D-North Coast, have been appointed co-chairs of the Senate Select Committee on California’s Wine Industry for the 2021-22 legislative session. The pair will focus on mitigating the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the wine industry.

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Hurtado to Meet with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden

March 28, 2021

KERN COUNTY, CA – Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) announced that she will meet with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden on Wednesday, March 31 in Bakersfield.

Senator Ben Hueso

Sylvia Campa Honored as 40th Senate District Woman of the Year

March 25, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The annual “Woman of the Year” celebration returned to the California State Legislature as part of Women’s History Month, albeit in a virtual capacity this year due to COVID-19 safety measures. Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) recognized Sylvia Campa as 2021 Woman of the Year for the 40th Senate District.

Senator Susan Rubio

CA Senate Committee Passes Rubio Bill, Unlocking Local Infrastructure Funds for City of West Covina

March 25, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Senate Governance and Finance Committee today passed a bill by Sen. Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) that will allow the City of West Covina to unlock $3 million in existing funds that have been unavailable due to restrictions for local infrastructure projects.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Senate Committee approves Wieckowski government transparency bill

March 25, 2021

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) SB 274, a bill to modernize local government transparency policies by requiring agencies to email agenda packets to people who request them, passed today out of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee with bipartisan support. The bill is supported by the Los Angeles Sunshine Coalition and a number of media organizations.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd: Vaccine Expansion Will Accelerate Pandemic Control

March 25, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement that an increase in supplies of coronavirus vaccine would allow expansion of vaccinations to people 50 and older on April 1 and 16 and up on April 15:

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Sens. Hertzberg and Skinner and Asm. Bonta Celebrate Supreme Court Decision on Bail

March 25, 2021

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg, Senator Nancy Skinner, and Assemblymember Rob Bonta issued the following statements today, celebrating the California Supreme Court’s ruling that the state’s money bail system is unconstitutional:

Senator Nancy Skinner

Sens. Hertzberg and Skinner and Asm. Bonta Celebrate Supreme Court Decision on Bail

March 25, 2021

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg, Senator Nancy Skinner, and Assemblymember Rob Bonta issued the following statements today, celebrating the California Supreme Court’s ruling that the state’s money bail system is unconstitutional:

Senator Bill Dodd

CalChamber’s Susanne Stirling is Sacramento County Woman of the Year

March 25, 2021

SACRAMENTO -- Susanne Stirling, vice president of international affairs for the California Chamber of Commerce, has been instrumental in fostering economic development and cooperation between the state and other countries during the pandemic. For her service, Sen. Bill Dodd has named her Woman of the Year for Sacramento County.

Senator Ben Hueso

State Looks to Create New California Border Commission

March 24, 2021

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Ben Hueso’s (D-San Diego) legislation to create a new California Border Commission received unanimous approval yesterday from the Senate Committee on Governmental Organization. SB 684 requires a restructuring of California-Mexico border affairs under one public stakeholder commission to improve efficiency, maximize resources, and increase community input.