Press Releases

Bill supporting farmers’ efforts to combat climate change moves forward

April 19, 2016

Unanimous, bipartisan support for Wolk climate change measure

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– Senate Bill 1350 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to support agricultural practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and store carbon in soil, trees and plants was approved on a 5-0 bipartisan vote of the Senate Committee on Agriculture today.

Key committee supports establishing UC Firearm Violence Research Center

April 19, 2016

Approves bill to fill gap created by Congressional limit on federally funded research

SACRAMENTO–Legislation to establish a Firearm Violence Research Center at the University of California, filling the gap left by Congressional restrictions on firearms research, was approved today on a 5-1 vote in the Senate Committee on Public Safety.

Bill supporting farmers’ efforts to combat climate change moves forward

April 19, 2016

Unanimous, bipartisan support for Wolk climate change measure 

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– Senate Bill 1350 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to support agricultural practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and store carbon in soil, trees and plants was approved on a 5-0 bipartisan vote of the Senate Committee on Agriculture today.

Effort to establish Inner Coast Range Conservancy moves forward

April 13, 2016

Legislation builds on national protection for Berryessa Snow Mountain 

(SACRAMENTO, CA)–Building on last year’s declaration of the Berryessa Snow Mountain Region as a National Monument by the President, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water voted 6-2 Tuesday to approve a bill that establishes a state conservancy to protect, preserve and restore the Northern Inner Coast Range.

Bill to protect state’s aquifers, groundwater moves forward

April 12, 2016

Committee approves Wolk bills to protect groundwater resources, promote water efficiency

(SACRAMENTO, CA)–Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to protect California’s aquifers and groundwater resources from permanent damage due to overdraft was approved by the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water today on a 6-2 vote.

Bill to give Napa County another chance to preserve Skyline Park for public use moves forward

April 12, 2016

Legislation gives the county until January 1, 2021, to purchase the park

(SACRAMENTO, CA)–The State Senate’s Governmental Organization Committee voted 9-3 today to approve Senate Bill 1119, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to give Napa County additional time to raise the funds to purchase Skyline Wilderness Park.

Bill supporting farmers’ efforts to combat climate change moves forward

April 08, 2016

Unanimous, bipartisan support for Wolk climate change measure

(SACRAMENTO, CA)–Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to support agricultural practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and store carbon in soil, trees and plants was approved on a 6-0 bipartisan vote of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee this week.

In wake of Flint, California moves to improve water systems for poor communities

April 06, 2016

Bill to help provide safe drinking water and wastewater service for all Californians moves forward

SACRAMENTO–Legislation to prevent ongoing drinking water contamination like that seen in Flint, Michigan, from harming families in disadvantaged communities throughout California was approved today on a 5-1 vote by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee. 

Wolk honors Cass Sylvia of Davis as Woman of the Year

March 31, 2016

Sylvia honored for service to Yolo County, 3rd Senate District  

DAVIS– In celebration of Women’s History Month, Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) honored Kathleen “Cass” Sylvia today as the 3rd Senate District’s Woman of the Year.  

Wolk honors Caitlin O’Halloran of Dixon as Woman of the Year

March 31, 2016

O’Halloran honored for service to Solano County, 3rd Senate District

DAVIS– In celebration of Women’s History Month, Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today honored Caitlin O'Halloran of Solano County as the 3rd Senate District’s Woman of the Year.  

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