Caucus News

Senator Anna M. Caballero

Assembly Judiciary Committee passed out of committee SB 1410

August 18, 2020

Last week, the Assembly Judiciary Committee passed out of committee SB 1410, the Senate’s priority legislation to protect renters from evictions and provide financial relief to landlords with mortgages and maintenance bills to pay.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener Responds to President Trump’s Attacks on His Housing Legislation

August 17, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), released the following statement in response to a Wall Street Journal op-ed written by President Donald Trump and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson that attacks Senator Wiener’s key pieces of housing legislation: SB 50 and its predecessor SB 827. SB 50 would have reformed zoning laws to legalize affordable housing and multifamily housing across California in areas connected to good jobs and transit. 

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

New info to help you…rent relief in LA County!

August 14, 2020

Over the last five months, most of our lives have changed significantly. Some have lost jobs, access to food and the ability to learn in a classroom. My office is working day and night to help you navigate this challenging time and I wanted to make sure families and seniors get the information they need to thrive. Here is some information that can help alleviate your stress:

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Beat the Heat in a Local Cooling Center

August 14, 2020

A heat advisory has been issued for August 15th and 16th in the Southern Central Valley. Temperatures are expected to near 110 degrees over the next week. The following locations will be open as cooling centers in the Central Valley to help residents escape the heat:

Senator Steven M. Glazer

Glazer to Discuss Violent Parties at Air BnBs

August 14, 2020

 

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steve Glazer will hold a press availability Friday, August 14 at 10:30 a.m. to urge passage of his legislation to raise fines for short-term rental abuses. He will also discuss Air BnB’s unprecedented decision to pursue legal claims against one of their short term rental guests. In the last few weeks, there have been short-term rental abuses in Los Angeles and Northern California, including a party at a Sacramento-area rental earlier this month where three people were shot after violence erupted at the gathering.

Senator Jerry Hill

Cancer Society Names Senator Hill State Legislator of the Year

August 13, 2020

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network honored Senator Hill for his work to ban retail sales of flavored tobacco products. The organization also recognized Senator Lena Gonzalez and Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Hansen for their efforts to fight cancer with strong tobacco policy.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins’ Statement on Judicial Council’s Vote to Extend Emergency Rules on Evictions, Foreclosures

August 13, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the Judicial Council of California’s decision to extend emergency rules on evictions and foreclosures to September 1, 2020:

Senator Jim Beall

Navigating Unemployment Town Hall

August 13, 2020

 

Senator Mike McGuire

Humboldt and Mendocino counties receive $2.5 million in State Mental Health funding to expand public school program

August 13, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Millions of dollars in critical mental health funding will flow into both Humboldt and Mendocino counties from a state Mental Health Services Act grant fund established last year by the legislature. 
 
$5 million was recently approved by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission for both Mendocino and Humboldt counties ($2.5 million each) to build on their partnerships with schools to address mental illness among children and teens. 
 

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Wieckowski bill to license debt collectors advances in Assembly

August 12, 2020

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to require the licensing of debt collectors and debt buyers in California moved one step closer to becoming law when it was approved today by the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee.  SB 908 now advances to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. It has already passed the Senate.