Press Releases

Wolk earns 100% for votes on key environmental bills

October 28, 2014

Recognized for her “critical role” on water bond, votes on groundwater and fracking

SACRAMENTO The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), one of the state’s leading environmental advocacy groups, awarded State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) 100 percent today for her votes this year on key environmental issues such as groundwater management and fracking, noting her work on the $7.5 billion water bond currently before voters.

Wolk commends state effort to provide tax relief for earthquake victims

October 31, 2014

State, federal agencies postpone tax deadlines for earthquake victims

SACRAMENTO  Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) applauded yesterday’s announcement by the California Franchise Tax Board that the state agency will postpone tax deadlines for California taxpayers affected by the 6.1 earthquake in August that caused damage extending into Solano and Sonoma Counties.

Napa legislators introduce earthquake relief bills

December 01, 2014

Wolk and Dodd partner to bring relief to earthquake impacted counties

Governor signs bill to meet disadvantaged communities’ infrastructure needs

September 29, 2014

New Wolk law provides financial tool to provide clean drinking water, sewer lines

SACRAMENTO  Today Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., signed into law legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to provide local governments throughout California with a tool to finance desperately-needed infrastructure in disadvantaged, unincorporated communities.

Wolk urges federal government to increase safety measures for crude-by-rail shipments

September 29, 2014

Presses US Department of Transportation to make changes on rail car safety, speed of trains

SACRAMENTO State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) continued her push for increased rail safety Monday, sending a letter to the US Department of Transportation with specific suggestions and recommendations regarding the shipment of crude oil by railroad.

Wolk applauds new law supporting crisis nurseries in Yolo, throughout state

September 29, 2014

Governor signs bill to remove unnecessary restrictions driving up nurseries’ operation costs

SACRAMENTO — State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) applauded the Governor’s signature Sunday of legislation by Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) to allow crisis nurseries statewide, including the Yolo Crisis Nursery, to continue providing a safe environment for young children of families in crisis.

Governor signs Wolk bill aiding residents of Yountville Veterans Home

September 29, 2014

New law restores fair cost for veterans’ spouses to live at veterans homes

SACRAMENTO  On Saturday, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., signed into law legislation reversing a 2009-10 budget action that has caused considerable financial and personal hardship for numerous veterans and their spouses living at California’s homes for veterans.

Governor signs Wolk bill to grant Marina to City of Martinez

September 26, 2014

New law facilitates Marina’s revitalization & development

SACRAMENTO—Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., signed into law 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.

Governor signs Wolk bill to better manage state’s water resources

September 19, 2014

New law strengthens requirements to report leaks in urban water systems

SACRAMENTO–Today Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., signed into law legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to strengthen requirements that urban water districts report to the state their water losses through leaks in their water systems.

Wolk applauds approval of stronger rules for standards, labeling of California olive oil

September 18, 2014

Says standards will boost consumer confidence, strengthen competitiveness of CA olive oil industry

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), chair of the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Olive Oil Production and Emerging Products, applauded a decision today by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to approve stronger standards for the quality and purity of olive oil produced in California and clarify labeling for consumers.