Press Releases

Senator announces bill to support local public libraries

November 30, 2012

Wolk proposes 55 percent voter approval for local library measures

SACRAMENTO--Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) announced today that she will introduce a state constitutional amendment  next week to make it easier for local governments to raise funds to support public libraries by lowering the vote requirement for local library bonds and taxes from two-thirds to 55 percent, similar to K-12 school bond measures.

Wolk resumes effort to help fund local public projects

December 03, 2012

Continues work to enable local governments’ use of flexible financing option

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today resumed her effort to remove obstacles barring the use of Infrastructure Financing Districts (IFDs), a flexible financing tool that can be used to pay for public works projects, create high-paying jobs, and promote sustainable growth.

Broad agreement to move projects forward in the Delta

October 15, 2012

Near term actions cited as promising and affordable

MARTINEZ—State and local water policy leaders met today to discuss opportunities to advance policy and financing for broadly-supported near-term actions to address the crisis in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and enhance Delta fish populations, water reliability, and communities.

Governor signs Wolk bill to improve management of fish and wildlife habitat

October 03, 2012

New law provides Fish and Game Department more flexibility, much-needed revenue

SACRAMENTO—The Governor signed legislation last week by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to strengthen the California Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) ability to manage over one million acres of fish and wildlife habitat.

Governor vetoes Wolk bill to help fund local public projects

October 02, 2012

Measure would have removed obstacles to financing option for local governments

SACRAMENTO—This weekend the Governor vetoed Senate Bill 214, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to remove key impediments barring local government officials from finance public work projects, create high-paying jobs, and promote sustainable growth in their communities using infrastructure financing districts (IFD). 

Governor signs Wolk bill providing greater access to clean, renewable energy

September 27, 2012

Bill removes barriers for customers with multiple meters to utilize renewable power

SACRAMENTO—The Governor today signed Senate Bill 594 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), legislation removing obstacles from the state’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) program, which enables Californians to generate clean, renewable energy on their property and get financial credit on their energy bill.

Governor signs broadly-supported Wolk Delta Legislative Package

September 25, 2012

New laws address flood protection, jobs creation in Delta

SACRAMENTO—The Governor today signed a package of three measures by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) on high priority issues within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: flood protection and job creation.  The new laws, which received near unanimous support from both sides of the aisle, will take effect January 1, 2013.

Governor signs bill to extend plastic bag recycling program

September 19, 2012

Wolk bill continues consumer option of recycling plastic bags at grocery store

SACRAMENTO—Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a measure into law today that will continue a successful plastic bag recycling program, set to end this year.

Senate Bill 1219 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) extends until January 1, 2020, a state law requiring grocery stores to accept plastic bags for recycling.

Wolk issues statement after service for fallen CHP Officer

September 13, 2012

VACAVILLE—After attending a funeral service held today at The Mission Church in Vacaville for California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Kenyon M. Youngstrom of Fairfield, State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) issued the following statement:

Free Friday workshop promotes small businesses development, certification

September 05, 2012

West Sac event to aid small business interested in working with state, local government agencies

WEST SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) reminds small businesses, disabled veteran business enterprises, and nonprofits throughout Northern California interested in learning how to do business with the State and local government agencies to attend a free public service workshop this Friday in West Sacramento.

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