Press Releases

Wolk bill to help preserve Bale Grist Mill sent to Governor on unanimous, bipartisan vote

August 27, 2014

Measure allows sale of flour produced at historic Napa County mill

SACRAMENTO—The Senate voted 35-0 today to approve Senate Bill 170 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to enable the Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park in Napa County to sell its flour to help support park operations. The bill will now be sent to the Governor for his consideration.

Bill to strengthen reporting of leaks in urban water systems sent to Governor

August 20, 2014

 Unanimous support for measure to help better manage state’s water resources

SACRAMENTO–In the face of California’s ongoing drought, the State Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to send the Governor legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to strengthen requirements that urban water districts report to the state their water losses through leaks in their water systems.

Bill providing improvements to Vallejo park and ride sent to Governor on unanimous vote

August 18, 2014

Wolk bill allows modernization and expansion of SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub

SACRAMENTO–On a unanimous, bipartisan vote, the State Senate today sent the Governor legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to enable the modernization and expansion of the SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub in Vallejo, a vital transportation hub in Solano County.

Wolk applauds passage of affordable, BDCP neutral water bond

August 13, 2014

 $7.5 billion bond a win for Delta and state, with funding for most critical projects & protections for Delta

Wolk endorses new revised $7 billion water bond

August 12, 2014

Points to agreement to protect the Delta and prevent funding of Delta Tunnels

SACRAMENTO–State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today announced her support and agreement to author the Governor’s proposal for a $7 billion water bond for this November’s ballot, replacing the $11 billion bond now on the ballot as Proposition 43.  The new bond is contained in SB 866 by Senators Wolk and Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento).

Senate cuts $3 billion from water bond in response to Governor's request

July 03, 2014

Revised $7.5 billion bond maintains priority projects, helps communities enhance water supplyprepare for drought

SACRAMENTO—The State Senate announced today that it has cut $3 billion from its water bond proposal, Senate Bill 848, responding to requests by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. for a more scaled-down bond.

Wolk comments on Governor’s release of water bond proposal outline

August 05, 2014

Agrees with Governor that current pork-laden bond, Prop. 43, is nonstarter; new bond must be tunnel neutral, focus on critical statewide projects

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), the author of the Senate’s $7.5 billion water bond proposal (Senate Bill 848) and Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, issued the following statement today after the Governor released an outline of his water bond proposal:

Senate unanimously approves Wolk bill to grant Marina to City of Martinez

May 29, 2014

Bipartisan support for measure to facilitate Marina’s revitalization & development

SACRAMENTO—Senate Bill 1424, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to grant the City of Martinez the city Marina and surrounding property to facilitate the Marina’s revitalization and development earned a 37-0 vote in the State Senate today.

Olive Oil industry leaders honor Senator Wolk

June 03, 2014

Wolk recognized for her work to support state’s olive oil industry

SACRAMENTO—Leaders of California’s olive oil industry honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) for her leadership in ensuring the future of the California olive oil industry at an event in Davis yesterday, June 2, 2014.

Wolk was recognized for her work to address challenges facing state’s expanding olive oil industry at a reception hosted by the American Olive Oil Producers Association (AOOPA), California Olive Oil Council (COOC) and UC Davis Olive Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute.