Caucus News

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins Issues Statement on Appointment of Rob Bonta as California Attorney General

March 24, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate Leader Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement on the appointment by Governor Gavin Newsom of Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) to serve as California’s next Attorney General:

 

Senator Nancy Skinner

Sen. Skinner Applauds Gov. Newsom’s Selection of Asm. Bonta as Attorney General

March 24, 2021

California state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, applauded Gov. Newsom’s nomination of Assemblymember Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, to be California Attorney General:

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Majority Leader Hertzberg Congratulates Attorney General Nominee Rob Bonta

March 24, 2021

SACRAMENTO – With today’s announcement that Governor Gavin Newsom has nominated Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) for the next California Attorney General, Senator Bob Hertzberg has provided the following statement:

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins Announces Senate Select Committees for the 2021-22 Legislative Session

March 24, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) today announced the establishment of the 2021-22 Legislative Session Senate Select Committees. These committees, and member appointments, are effective immediately. Senate Rules Committee adopted the Senate Select Committees today.

 

Senate Select Committee on the 2020 United States Census

Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), Co-Chair

Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana), Co-Chair

Senator Anna M. Caballero (D-Salinas)

Senator Josh Becker

Senator Josh Becker Hails Nomination of Assemblymember Robert Bonta as California’s New AG

March 24, 2021

For Immediate Release 
SACRAMENTO – State Senator Josh Becker, D-Peninsula, shared this statement this afternoon:

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd: March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March 24, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, today recognized the month of March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month in an effort to bring attention to gambling addiction and connect people with treatment.

“We must promote a better understanding of problem gambling and prompt people struggling with problem gambling to seek help,” Sen. Dodd said. “Problem gambling is not only an addiction but it’s also a serious public health concern. Awareness and access to services are critical for anyone struggling with addiction, and that includes those facing gambling problems.”

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Hertzberg’s Drought Resilient Communities Act to Invoke Action against Looming “Megadrought”

March 23, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Today, Californians find themselves staring down another climate emergency – this time, it’s drought. The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced it expects to deliver a mere 5 percent of requested water supplies this year – a low we have not seen since the last historic drought.

Senator Bill Dodd

Faith Ross Named Sonoma County Woman of the Year

March 23, 2021

PETALUMA – Faith Ross, co-founder of Petaluma Blacks for Community Development who curated the town’s Black History Month exhibit during a year of nationwide outrage over police treatment of Black people, has been named Sonoma County Woman of the Year by Sen. Bill Dodd.

Senator Maria Elena Durazo

Four of Senator Durazo's Bills To Uplift and Protect Working Californians Move Through Labor Committee

March 23, 2021

 

SACRAMENTO - The Senate Labor committee passed four bills authored by Senator María Elena Durazo on Monday, including legislation to uplift the dignity of workers by ending the piece rate system in the garment industry, expanding protections in the workplace for domestic workers, ending the sub-minimum wage for those with disabilities, and creating high-road jobs in California's transportation industry. 

Senator Bill Dodd

Yolo County’s Jenny Tan is Named Woman of the Year

March 23, 2021

WOODLAND – Yolo County Public Information Officer Jenny Tan, who has kept the community updated with timely reports on the coronavirus pandemic as well as a series of destructive wildfires, has been named Yolo County’s Woman of the Year by Sen. Bill Dodd.