Press Releases

Bipartisan group of legislators press to save renewable energy program

November 10, 2015
Program supports renewable energy generation by farms, ranches & schools

SACRAMENTO –A bipartisan group of 23 legislators, led by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), urged the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today to shelve a proposal to eliminate a program allowing energy customers with multiple energy meters to contribute renewable energy to the grid.

Senior advocacy group honors Wolk as its Legislator of the Year

October 26, 2015

Senator recognized for her work on End of Life Option Act

SACRAMENTO –A statewide nonprofit dedicated to advocating for California’s seniors honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today for her work on the End of Life Option Act and other senior issues.

Wolk honored for work on End of Life Option Act, other senior issues

October 15, 2015

VACAVILLE –A Solano publication for active seniors honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) yesterday for her efforts to protect and defend seniors, including her work on the End of Life Option Act.

Prime Time Living Magazine presented Wolk with its Prime Time Heroes Award at a dinner in Fairfield for her “significant contributions to the efforts of seniors in the community.”

In My Own Words

Davis Enterprise: Two good measures for state’s long-term health

October 26, 2014

By Lois Wolk

Since I first came to the Legislature in 2003, I have been focused on two big issues: water and budget reform.

I’ll admit it has been frustrating at times, on both fronts. Changing the status quo is never easy, especially when dealing with powerful entrenched interests that are skeptical of any change in a system they see as working just fine for themselves, even if not for the greater good.

Contra Costa Times: Delta-friendly water bond is a win for all of California

August 23, 2014

By Sen. Lois Wolk

Two years ago, I introduced a measure to replace the doomed pork-laden water bond from 2009 with a trim, focused and noncontroversial bond that could win voter support and address California's critical water needs, without threatening the Delta region by funding the Bay Delta Conservation Plan or the Delta tunnels.

Last week, after months of pushing and pulling and tough negotiating -- with an injection of leadership from Gov. Jerry Brown -- the Legislature finished that work and put a new $7.5 billion water bond on the November ballot.

San Diego Union Tribune: State needs cost-effective water bond

November 23, 2013

By Lois Wolk

The Legislature will return to Sacramento in January and will immediately face a trio of questions about water.

Can California break the gridlock and move forward on investing in a sustainable water supply for our future?

Can legislators from every region of the state come together on an affordable plan that benefits everyone?

Can we find common ground on the highest priority solutions that support local and regional self-reliance while we avoid the expensive and controversial large-scale boondoggles that voters will reject?