Press Releases

Senator Wolk to hold office hours at Fighting Back Partnership’s offices

May 08, 2013

Staff to provide services every second Tuesday starting May 14

VALLEJO— Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) announced today that in addition to her permanent district office on Mare Island, she will provide services to constituents of the 3rd Senate District every second Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Vallejo offices of Fighting Back Partnership, starting May 14.

Wolk honored for work to protect children

May 14, 2013

Solano Child Abuse Prevention Council names Wolk its 2013 Legislator of the Year

SACRAMENTO—Solano County’s Child Abuse Prevention Council named Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) its 2013 Legislator of the Year last week for her work to protect children and promote their wellbeing.

Bill to help apartment tenants shrink their water bill wins approval

May 07, 2013

Wolk measure would encourage responsible water consumption and conservation

SACRAMENTO—The Senate Judiciary Committee voted today to approve Senate Bill 750, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to provide tenants of apartments and other multi-unit dwellings with accurate information about their water use through sub-metering, encouraging responsible water consumption and conservation.

Wolk bill to help St. Helena Unified School District moves forward

May 03, 2013

Measure to help finance out-of-district students gets unanimous, bipartisan vote

SACRAMENTO—On a 9-0 bipartisan vote Wednesday the Senate’s Education Committee approved legislation to provide funding to help cover the cost for students from areas in Napa County without both primary and high school districts to attend high school in the neighboring St. Helena Unified District.

Wolk bill to establish California Olive Oil Commission earns unanimous, bipartisan support

April 19, 2013

Measure would help promote sustainability and success of important agricultural product

SACRAMENTO—On a unanimous, bipartisan vote, the Senate Agriculture Committee voted this week to support establishing a state commission to help coordinate efforts by California’s olive oil industry to fund research and improve olive oil grading and standards.

Legislators call for immediate halt to Delta tunnels plan

April 26, 2013

Top administrator admits tunnels won’t save the Delta

SACRAMENTO—Amid calls from California's Congressional delegation for the resignation of Governor Brown's leader of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build two massive tunnels beneath the Delta, state legislators today asked for an immediate halt to all efforts to implement the project to export more Northern California water south under the guise of saving the imperiled Delta.

Committee OKs Wolk bill to increase consumer access to renewable energy

April 30, 2013

SB 43 would create jobs, encourage investment, provide access to millions of consumers

SACRAMENTO—Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to provide millions of consumers in California with the opportunity to utilize clean and affordable renewable energy earned the support of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee today.

Key committee OKs Wolk bill to expand list of crimes subject to firearms ban

April 16, 2013

Measure adds gang crimes and multiple drug and alcohol convictions to 10-year prohibition

SACRAMENTO—The California Senate Public Safety Committee voted today to approve Senate Bill 755, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to add to the list of crimes subject to a 10-year firearms prohibition.

Wolk measure to honor Vallejo police officer earns fiscal approval

April 15, 2013

Resolution to memorialize Officer James Capoot to be heard by full Senate 

SACRAMENTO—The Senate’s Appropriations Committee voted today to give its fiscal stamp of approval to Senate Concurrent Resolution 6, a measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to memorialize Vallejo Police Officer James Capoot, who died in the line of duty in 2011 while responding to a reported bank robbery.

Senate approves Wolk bill to help fund local public projects

April 11, 2013

Measure would remove obstacles to local infrastructure financing

SACRAMENTO—The State Senate voted 24-13 today to approve Senate Bill 33, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) seeking to remove roadblocks faced by local governments when attempting to use infrastructure financing districts (IFDs) to fund public works projects.