Press Releases

Measure to provide electronic access to vital care directives moves forward

April 24, 2014

Bill would provide emergency care providers access to patients’ end-of-life orders  

SACRAMENTO—Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to provide health care professionals with access to an electronic record of their patients’ precise instructions for their end-of-life health care, ensuring immediate access to this critical information, secured passage from the Senate Health Committee today.

Wolk bill to grant Marina to City of Martinez earns unanimous support

April 22, 2014

Measure will facilitate Marina’s revitalization and development

SACRAMENTO—Senate Bill 1424, legislation to grant the City of Martinez the city Marina and surrounding property to facilitate the Marina’s revitalization and development, earned a 9-0 vote in the Senate’s Committee on Natural Resources and Water today.

Wolk bill to pay outstanding debt to counties earns unanimous support

April 22, 2014

Bipartisan-authored measure appropriates $19 million to make late payments

SACRAMENTO—Legislation to make good on outstanding debts the state owes counties earned a 9-0 vote in the Senate’s Committee on Natural Resources and Water today.

Panel OKs bill to restore fair cost for veterans’ spouses to live at veteran homes

April 08, 2014

Wolk bill receives bipartisan, unanimous vote

SACRAMENTO—On a bipartisan 6-0 vote today, the State Senate’s Committee on Veterans Affairs approved legislation to reverse a 2009-10 budget action that has caused considerable financial and personal hardship for numerous veterans and their spouses living at California’s homes for veterans.

Senator Wolk honors Dorothy Peterson of Davis as Woman of the Year

March 28, 2014

Peterson honored for service to Davis and Yolo County

VACAVILLE–Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) honored Dorothy Peterson of Davis as one of the Third Senate District’s Women of the Year in a small private ceremony today.

Senator Wolk honors owners of Dixon Florist and Gift Shop as Women of the Year

March 28, 2014

Dixon’s Williams sisters honored for service to Dixon and Solano County

VACAVILLE--Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) honored Courtney Williams Kett, Dana Williams Martin, and Melissa Williams Taylor of Dixon, the co-owners of the Dixon Florist and Gift Shop, as three of the Third Senate District’s Women of the Year in a small private ceremony today.

Wolk water bond secures passage from third committee in three weeks

February 26, 2014

SB 848 funds broadly supported projects for safe & reliable water supply, other statewide needs

SACRAMENTO–The Senate’s Governance and Finance Committee voted 5-2 today to support Senate Bill 848, a $6.895 billion water bond measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis). While there are several other water bond proposals in the Legislature, SB 848 is the only water bond bill to win the approval of any policy committee in either house. The bill has earned passage from three policy committees over the last three weeks.

First water bond to earn passage from committee gets second round of support

February 19, 2014

Wolk bond funds broadly supported projects for safe & reliable water supply, other statewide needs

SACRAMENTO–Senate Bill 848 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), the first water bond proposal from either the California State Senate or Assembly to be approved by a committee or floor vote, earned passage from its second committee today.

The Senate’s Environmental Quality Committee voted 6-2 to approve the $6.895 billion water bond measure, which aims to replace the $11.14 billion water bond currently slated for the November 2014 state ballot.

Committee approves Wolk water bond to address state’s urgent water needs

February 11, 2014

Bond funds broadly supported projects for safe & reliable water supply, Delta restoration

SACRAMENTO–The Senate’s Natural Resources and Water Committee voted today to approve a $6.895 billion water bond by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to begin immediately meeting urgent water needs throughout California.     

Senator Wolk issues comment on Governor’s State of the State

January 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO–Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) issued the following statement today regarding Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.’s State of the State address:

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