Press Releases

Wolk honored for her support of family and sustainable farming

June 26, 2015

Senator presented “Hands on Legislator of the Year Award”

SACRAMENTO—A California nonprofit dedicated to supporting family farms honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) recently for her support of family farmers and sustainable agriculture.

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) presented Wolk its “Hands on Legislator of the Year Award” at a dinner in Davis last Saturday in recognition of “her hands on efforts to support family farmers and climate friendly farming” and her authorship of Senate Bill 367, the Agriculture Climate Benefits Act.

Wolk bill to enable schools to hire more school nurses moves forward

June 23, 2015

Bill to help schools care for students with chronic diseases earns unanimous, bipartisan support 

SACRAMENTO—Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to enable schools to hire more school nurses and take a lead role in managing chronic childhood diseases received unanimous, bipartisan support in the Assembly Health Committee today.

Wolk bill to honor local Tuskegee Airman moves forward

June 22, 2015

Bill naming Solano interchange for WW II pilot earns unanimous, bipartisan support 


SACRAMENTO— The State Assembly’s Transportation Committee voted unanimously today to approve a resolution by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) naming a Solano interchange in honor of Lieutenant Colonel James Warren, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen and a Vacaville resident who passed away last year.

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?