Press Releases

Senator Lois Wolk comments on BDCP

March 14, 2013

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, issued the following comments on the first draft chapters of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan released today:

Wolk works to strengthen protection for long-term care residents

March 01, 2013

Carries bill to prevent interference with investigations by state long-term care ombudsman  

Legislators work to establish “3 Day in Print” rule for state legislation

February 22, 2013

New bipartisan effort would increase legislative accountability, public access to legislation 

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Assembly Member Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) today introduced identical legislation in the Senate and Assembly aiming to increase legislative accountability and public access to legislation. The bills would put a measure before voters that, if approved, would require all legislation to be in print and online for 72 hours before final passage by the Senate or Assembly.

Senator Wolk to open district office in Vallejo

February 25, 2013

Vallejo resident Mel Orpilla to staff office on Mare Island

 SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) announced today that she will open a new district office in the City of Vallejo on March 1. The Vallejo office, which will be located on Mare Island, will be staffed by lifelong Vallejo resident Mel Orpilla, who will work to provide constituents assistance with state departments, legislative affairs, and other state issues.

Senator presses for comprehensive federal gun violence legislation

January 18, 2013

Wolk and 20 coauthors urge President, Congress to take meaningful action

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and 20 other members of the State Senate today introduced Senate Joint Resolution 1 urging Congress and President Barack Obama to enact comprehensive gun violence prevention policy that includes prohibiting the sale of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and strengthening  criminal background check requirements.

Wolk issues comments on Governor’s State of the State

January 24, 2013

Wolk presses Governor for more affordable, realistic water proposal

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), Chair of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Delta Stewardship and Sustainability, issued the following statement today following Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s State of the State address:

Wolk appointed to Senate energy, utilities committee

January 08, 2013

Senator still to chair Governance and Finance committee

 SACRAMENTO—Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg announced today that he has selected Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to serve on the Senate committee dealing with issues including utilities, the state’s energy policy, telecommunications, internet, and other communications.

Wolk opens new Napa-Sonoma district office

January 11, 2013

New office to offer constituents help with state issues

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) opened a new district office in the City of Napa today to serve her constituents in Napa and Sonoma Counties.  Members of Wolk’s staff will work to provide constituents assistance with state departments, legislative affairs, and other state issues.

Senator introduces bond to address Delta crisis, other urgent water issues

December 11, 2012

New water bond provides affordable, immediate solutions      

SACRAMENTO—Delta legislator Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today introduced The California Clean, Secure, Water Supply and Delta Recovery Act of 2014, legislation to put a new water bond before voters to address the crisis in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and other critical water issues facing California. 

Wolk applauds Superior Court decision to continue remote bingo

December 11, 2012

Ruling enables nonprofits to use innovative fundraising tool

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today applauded a decision by the Superior Court of California enabling greater use of remote caller bingo, an innovative fundraising tool for nonprofits throughout the state. The ruling late last week affirmed the court’s tentative decision to require the California Gambling Control Commission to continue the regulation of the game, allowing its continued use.