Caucus News

Cathleen Galgiani

Senator Galgiani Responds to CDCR Audit Findings & Recommendations

March 18, 2015

SACRAMENTO-Today, the results and recommendations from Senator Galgiani’s California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) audit request were released to the public. “The results of this audit have just confirmed my original suspicions that CDCR did not comply with state laws in hiring retirees specifically in managerial positions. The State Auditor’s office also found that the department did not do a sufficient job in protecting state tax payer dollars by monitoring the use of state-owned vehicles.”

Jerry Hill

Hill Bill Calling for Temporary Ban of Artificial Turf Fields Made From Recycled Tires Gets First Hearing in Legislature

March 17, 2015

Legislation by Senator Jerry Hill to impose a two-year moratorium in California on the installation of turf fields and playground surfaces containing waste tires gets its first hearing before the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

2015 State of Education Address

March 17, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), a former elementary school teacher in East Los Angeles and member of the Senate Education Committee will deliver a “2015 State of Education Address” to Los Angeles area superintendents, teachers, school board members and education leaders on Friday, March 27th at 9:30 a.m.

Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth to Chair Oversight Hearing on Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

March 17, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) will chair an Oversight Hearing of the Senate Insurance Committee on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, to examine whether uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage meets consumer needs.

Existing California law requires drivers and vehicle owners to have some way to pay for potential damages they may cause while driving an automobile.  This requirement is usually satisfied by purchasing insurance with minimum coverage of $15,000 per person for bodily injury or death, up to $30,000 per accident, and $5,000 for property damage.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senator Leyva Hosts Young Women's Leadership Summit

March 17, 2015

SACRAMENTO – On Friday, March 27th, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) will host the first annual Young Women’s Leadership Summit in the 20th State Senate District city of Chino.

Kevin de León

VIDEO RELEASE: California's Women Senators Honored

March 16, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) rededicated the State Capitol’s Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room 2040, by unveiling portraits to honor the 42 trailblazing women Senators who have served in the California State Senate. Sixty-five years after women won the right to vote in California in 1911, Rose Ann Vuich was first elected to the Senate in 1976. She was the first woman to serve as Senator, 127 years after the establishment of the State Senate in 1849.

Senator Nancy Skinner

Joint Oversight Hearing on "Community Corrections"

March 16, 2015

Press Advisory


WHO:      Joint Oversight Hearing: Senate Public Safety Committee & Senate Budget Subcommittee #5

                 Senator Loni Hancock, Chair

WHAT:     Oversight hearing on “Community Corrections – Performance Metrics”

WHEN:    Tuesday, March 17th, 10 am

WHERE: State Capitol, Room 4203


Senator Anthony J. Portantino


March 16, 2015

For Immediate Release                                                                                              &nbs

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Sen. Bob Hertzberg to join local bike ride along Metro Orange Line Bikeway in San Fernando Valley’s first-ever CicLAvia

March 16, 2015

VAN NUYS – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, a longtime advocate and entrepreneur for renewable energy and alternative power sources, will participate in two events early Sunday to promote pedal power as a transportation alternative.
The first will be at 7:45 a.m. as Hertzberg joins a special pre-event bike ride in Van Nuys to attend the San Fernando Valley’s first-ever CicLAvia early Sunday morning, March 22.
The second will be at 8:45 a.m. when Hertzberg will join other local elected officials in a press conference to talk about CicLAvia.

Bill Monning

Senator Monning Statement on Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Groundbreaking

March 13, 2015

(SEASIDE, CA)  - Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement on today’s groundbreaking of the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery at Fort Ord.