Latest Press Releases

Panel OKs bill to restore fair cost for veterans’ spouses to live at veteran homes

April 08, 2014

Wolk bill receives bipartisan, unanimous vote

SACRAMENTO—On a bipartisan 6-0 vote today, the State Senate’s Committee on Veterans Affairs approved legislation to reverse 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.

Senator Wolk honors Dorothy Peterson of Davis as Woman of the Year

March 28, 2014

Peterson honored for service to Davis and Yolo County

VACAVILLE–Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) honored Dorothy Peterson of Davis as one of the Third Senate District’s Women of the Year in a small private ceremony today.

Senator Wolk honors owners of Dixon Florist and Gift Shop as Women of the Year

March 28, 2014

Dixon’s Williams sisters honored for service to Dixon and Solano County

VACAVILLE--Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) honored Courtney Williams Kett, Dana Williams Martin, and Melissa Williams Taylor of Dixon, the co-owners of the Dixon Florist and Gift Shop, as three of the Third Senate District’s Women of the Year in a small private ceremony today.

In My Own Words

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?

San Francisco Chronicle: Let public review bills before vote

March 15, 2013

By Lois Wolk and Kristin Olsen

Each year the California Legislature considers thousands of proposed new laws. After extensive public review and input in multiple committees in both houses, the Legislature approves several hundred of these laws that go to the governor for his signature. At least that's what is supposed to happen.

Sacramento Bee, Viewpoints: Water challenges need a viable bond measure

December 19, 2012

By Lois Wolk
Special to the Bee

Too often in California, urgent water needs are neglected as political posturing prevents reasonable, consensus-based solutions from moving forward.