Press Releases

New Wolk bill funds emergency response to rail accidents involving hazardous materials

July 02, 2014

Responds to increased crude oil rail shipments planned through Benicia, Capitol Corridor

SACRAMENTO—In light of a proposal to expand shipments of crude oil by train through Benicia, the Capitol Corridor, and other heavily-populated areas of the California, Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) introduced a measure today to provide funding for adequate local emergency response to accidents and spills involving rail transports of crude oil and other hazardous materials.

AB 578 Co-Authored by Senator Wolk Passes Committee with Bi-Partisan Support

June 27, 2014

Crisis Nursery bill to establish pilot projects in Davis and Sacramento

SACRAMENTO—AB 578, authored by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) passed the Senate Committee on Human Services on Tuesday with a bi-partisan, 4-0 vote.  The bill would establish a two-year pilot project in the County of Sacramento and the County of Yolo for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of crisis nurseries in lowering the incidence of child abuse in those counties.

Republicans block Senate Democrats “no tunnels” water bond

June 24, 2014

Bill falls short of votes as Republicans demand funding for Delta tunnels

SACRAMENTO— The State Senate’s Democrats yesterday all lined up in support of a new water bond authored by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), but the measure, SB 848, failed to gain the required two-thirds vote due to Republican opposition and demands that the measure include more funding to enable the construction of two tunnels underneath the Delta to divert water to farming interests in the Southern San Joaquin Valley.

Support builds for Senate water bond uniting proposals to provide reliable statewide water supply

June 11, 2014

Senate leader, legislators from both houses and throughout state craft bond to meet state’s water needs

SACRAMENTO— Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and legislators from Northern and Southern California and both houses of the State Legislature joined together today to support a Senate water bond that unites proposals to provide a comprehensive approach to address water challenges throughout the state.

Wolk calls for greater state oversight to ensure safe transport of crude oil

June 09, 2014

Presses for increased rail inspection given growing oil shipments, Valero proposal

SACRAMENTO—Late Friday, Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) called on legislators to support a proposal to strengthen the state’s railroad safety inspection force in light of the growing volume of crude oil shipments through heavily populated areas of California and numerous crude oil rail accidents in recent years.

Olive Oil industry leaders honor Senator Wolk

June 03, 2014

Wolk recognized for her work to support state’s olive oil industry

SACRAMENTO—Leaders of California’s olive oil industry honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) for her leadership in ensuring the future of the California olive oil industry at an event in Davis yesterday, June 2, 2014.

Wolk was recognized for her work to address challenges facing state’s expanding olive oil industry at a reception hosted by the American Olive Oil Producers Association (AOOPA), California Olive Oil Council (COOC) and UC Davis Olive Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute.

Senate unanimously approves Wolk bill to grant Marina to City of Martinez

May 29, 2014

Bipartisan support for measure to facilitate Marina’s revitalization & development

SACRAMENTO—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 earned a 37-0 vote in the State Senate today.

Senate unanimously supports bill to enable improvements to Vallejo park and ride

May 28, 2014

Wolk bill allows modernization and expansion of SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub

SACRAMENTO–On a bipartisan 35-0 vote late Tuesday the State Senate approved Senate Bill 1368, legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to enable the modernization and expansion of the SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub in Vallejo, a vital transportation hub in Solano County.

Bill to help school districts provide for local education needs moves forward

May 05, 2014

Wolk bill would restore districts’ ability to levy parcel taxes based on local priorities

SACRAMENTO—Legislation to help K-12 school districts’ throughout California provide for their communities’ educational needs earned passage from the State Senate today.

Bill to address school nurse shortage passes two committees

April 30, 2014

Measure will ensure access to school nurse for state’s neediest students

SACRAMENTO—Legislation to provide access to a qualified school nurse for the state’s neediest students, earned passage from both the Senate Health and Senate Education Committees today.  

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