Press Releases

Wolk bills get fiscal stamp of approval

May 24, 2013

Including bills to strengthen gun violence prevention, increase access to renewable energy 

SACRAMENTO—The Senate’s Appropriations Committee gave its fiscal stamp of approval to four measures by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) Thursday, including Senate Bill SB 43, legislation to provide millions of consumers in California with access to clean, affordable renewable energy.

Committee OKs $10 million Wolk request for Davis-Woodland water project

May 21, 2013

State to match federal funding for fish screen at river intake

SACRAMENTO—A key Senate budget subcommittee voted today to approve $10 million in state funds for a critical component of the Woodland-Davis water project approved with the passage of Measure I in March.

Wolk recognized for work to protect the Delta

May 17, 2013

Honored for spearheading efforts to protect river delta and estuary

SACRAMENTO—California's sole statewide river conservation group honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) with a 2013 Capital River Award this week for her ongoing efforts to protect California’s rivers and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Senator Wolk to hold mobile office hours in Rio Vista

May 17, 2013

Staff to provide constituent services

VACAVILLE— Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) announced today that her mobile district office will be visiting Rio Vista next Friday to provide services to constituents of the 3rd Senate District.

“My mobile office gives me the opportunity to bring all the resources my office has to offer directly to my constituents,” said Wolk. “My district staff will be available to answer questions, receive comments, and help my constituents navigate sometimes complex and bureaucratic interaction with state government. They are an amazing resource.”

Wolk bill to aid local efforts to support libraries moves forward

May 15, 2013

Bill would enable local library bonds, taxes to pass on 55 percent vote

SACRAMENTO—The Senate Governance and Finance Committee voted 5-2 today to support legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to help local governments maintain their libraries and ensure that communities continue to have access to the valuable library services and resources upon which many Californians rely.

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.