Press Releases

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.

Wolk calls for greater state oversight to ensure safe transport of crude oil

June 09, 2014

Presses for increased rail inspection given growing oil shipments, Valero proposal

SACRAMENTO—Late Friday, Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) called on legislators to support a proposal to strengthen the state’s railroad safety inspection force in light of the growing volume of crude oil shipments through heavily populated areas of California and numerous crude oil rail accidents in recent years.

Support builds for Senate water bond uniting proposals to provide reliable statewide water supply

June 11, 2014

Senate leader, legislators from both houses and throughout state craft bond to meet state’s water needs

SACRAMENTO— Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and legislators from Northern and Southern California and both houses of the State Legislature joined together today to support a Senate water bond that unites proposals to provide a comprehensive approach to address water challenges throughout the state.

Republicans block Senate Democrats “no tunnels” water bond

June 24, 2014

Bill falls short of votes as Republicans demand funding for Delta tunnels

SACRAMENTO— The State Senate’s Democrats yesterday all lined up in support of a new water bond authored by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), but the measure, SB 848, failed to gain the required two-thirds vote due to Republican opposition and demands that the measure include more funding to enable the construction of two tunnels underneath the Delta to divert water to farming interests in the Southern San Joaquin Valley.

AB 578 Co-Authored by Senator Wolk Passes Committee with Bi-Partisan Support

June 27, 2014

Crisis Nursery bill to establish pilot projects in Davis and Sacramento

SACRAMENTO—AB 578, authored by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) passed the Senate Committee on Human Services on Tuesday with a bi-partisan, 4-0 vote.  The bill would establish a two-year pilot project in the County of Sacramento and the County of Yolo for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of crisis nurseries in lowering the incidence of child abuse in those counties.

New Wolk bill funds emergency response to rail accidents involving hazardous materials

July 02, 2014

Responds to increased crude oil rail shipments planned through Benicia, Capitol Corridor

SACRAMENTO—In light of a proposal to expand shipments of crude oil by train through Benicia, the Capitol Corridor, and other heavily-populated areas of the California, Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) introduced a measure today to provide funding for adequate local emergency response to accidents and spills involving rail transports of crude oil and other hazardous materials.

Senate unanimously supports bill to enable improvements to Vallejo park and ride

May 28, 2014

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

SACRAMENTO–On a bipartisan 35-0 vote late Tuesday the State Senate approved Senate Bill 1368, 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.