Caucus News

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.

Senator Scott Wiener

Legislation Protects Marine Wildlife Affected by Mysterious Spills

March 23, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – Senator Mark Leno is teaming up with environmental protection advocates today to announce legislation that would protect wildlife in the event of a marine spill involving a non-petroleum based substance. The legislation was inspired by the recent discovery of a mysterious sticky gray substance, dubbed in press reports as “mystery goo,” in the San Francisco Bay that killed more than 200 birds and threatened many more.

Kevin de León

PHOTO RELEASE: CA Senate Leader Returns to Speak at His Alma Mater San Diego High School

March 20, 2015

SAN DIEGO – The leader of the California State Senate Kevin de León, who was the first in his family to graduate from high school, shared his personal story with the students at his alma mater and toured the school’s California Partnership Academy classes in medical science and engineering.
“The students were so inspired by the Pro Tem’s personal story and they had so much fun showing off their school and taking him on a tour of our Partnership Academy classes,”  said Dianne Cordero, Principal, SciTech-San Diego High School.

Jerry Hill

Hill Holds Oversight Hearing About What California Should Do To Curb Huge IT Delays & Cost Overruns

March 19, 2015

State Senator Jerry Hill, chairman of the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee, will convene a subcommittee oversight hearing where State Auditor Elaine Howle, state information technology officials and independent experts are expected to discuss what needs to be done to prevent IT project delays and cost overruns.

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire introduced legislation this week to help build stronger communities and make vacation rentals follow the law

March 19, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) introduced legislation that provides a simple solution to one of California's growing challenges: Regulating Online Vacation Rental Businesses.

Kevin de León

RELEASE: Disproportionately Impacted Communities Prioritized in $1 Billion Emergency Drought Package

March 19, 2015

Environmental Justice Groups Applaud Creation of Office of Sustainable Water Solutions

Cathleen Galgiani

Senator Galgiani Secures $4M for Delta Spraying

March 19, 2015

Senator Galgiani is pleased to announce the Delta will receive $4 million in additional spraying monies to fight water hyacinth infestation for the 2015 season.

 

Senator Benjamin Allen

Legislative Ovesight Hearing On California's Low 2014 Voter Turnout

March 19, 2015

November 4, 2014 was a record low turnout for a regularly scheduled general election at 42.2% of registered voters statewide.

Kevin de León

RELEASE: President pro Tempore De León Announces Rules Committee Appointment

March 18, 2015

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following appointment by the Rules Committee: