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Senator Ben Hueso

Senator Ben Hueso Leads Economic Roundtable Discussion in Imperial Valley

September 5, 2014

(El Centro, CA) – After the unveiling of the newest project addition to the Imperial County workforce, Senator Ben Hueso spearheaded an economic roundtable discussion with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-BIZ) and the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC). Senator Hueso focused the meeting on new project incentives, including market tax credits and renewable energy opportunities for the region.

Senator Ben Hueso

Senator Ben Hueso Unveils New Ethanol Project in Imperial Valley

September 4, 2014

California Ethanol & Power Awarded $3.1 Million Tax Credit from California Competes Program
 (Imperial, CA) – This past June, California Ethanol & Power (CE&P), LLC was awarded a $3.1 million income tax credit as part of the California Competes program, administered by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).

Senator Nancy Skinner

LEGISLATURE PASSES FAR-REACHING OIL REFINERY SAFETY BILL

August 29, 2014

Sacramento – A bill requiring oil companies to provide new and detailed information about the operation of their refineries so that state regulators can conduct more effective inspections passed the Legislature this evening.

Ed Hernandez

Bill to Limit Medi-Cal Estate Recovery Clears California Legislature with Unanimous Vote

August 27, 2014

IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                        Tim Valderrama 916-651-4024                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Sacramento, CA)–SB 1124, by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D-West Covina), has cleared the California

Holly J. Mitchell

New law makes criminal background exemptions in foster care placements accessible

August 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA — Governor Brown has signed into law a bill, authored by Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), which will permit the California Department of Social Services (DSS) to share criminal history exemption information of foster care providers with county child welfare agencies.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

GOVERNOR SIGNS SEN. LIU BILL TO PROTECT LOS ANGELES COUNTY RESIDENTS

July 2, 2014

 For Immediate Release                                                                                

Senator Nancy Skinner

OAKLAND SMALL BUSINESS HONORED BY CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE TODAY

June 16, 2014

Sacramento – An innovative Oakland company, GoldieBlox, was selected today as “Small Business of the Year” for 2014 in the 9th Senate District by the California Legislature at an Awards Luncheon in Sacramento.  The event was attended by more than 70 legislators.

The company was nominated for the award by Senator Loni Hancock, who represents the district, which includes all of Alameda and parts of Contra Costa counties.  Joining Senator Hancock at the luncheon was Jan Hanson, Chief Operating and Financial Officer of the company.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

SENATOR LIU ANNOUNCES HEARING ON EQUAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY COURT RULING

June 11, 2014

 

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

SENATOR CAROL LIU ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS AWARDS AND LUNCHEON

June 4, 2014

For Immediate Release                                                                           

Senator Nancy Skinner

MAJOR REFORM OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IN CA PRISONS PASSES STATE SENATE

May 29, 2014

Sacramento – Last night, the State Senate passed SB 892, a bill by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) to revise and reform solitary confinement conditions and procedures in California’s prisons on a bi-partisan vote of 25-11.  The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

“Isolating large numbers of inmates for long periods of time is an expensive and deeply troubling practice that undermines effective rehabilitation and long-term public safety,” Senator Hancock said.  “Tonight’s Senate vote is the first step in overhauling a failed system.”