Press Releases

Wolk bill to help preserve Bale Grist Mill sent to Governor on unanimous, bipartisan vote

August 27, 2014

Measure allows sale of flour produced at historic Napa County mill

SACRAMENTO—The Senate voted 35-0 today to approve Senate Bill 170 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to enable the Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park in Napa County to sell its flour to help support park operations. The bill will now be sent to the Governor for his consideration.

Senate approves bill to meet disadvantaged communities’ infrastructure needs

August 26, 2014


Wolk measure provides financial tool to provide clean drinking water, sewer lines

SACRAMENTO–The Senate voted yesterday to provide local governments throughout California with a tool to finance clean drinking water projects and other desperately-needed infrastructure in disadvantaged, unincorporated communities. The bill passed on a 22-13 vote and now moves to Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., for his consideration.

Bill to strengthen reporting of leaks in urban water systems sent to Governor

August 20, 2014

 Unanimous support for measure to help better manage state’s water resources

SACRAMENTO–In the face of California’s ongoing drought, the State Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to send the Governor legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to strengthen requirements that urban water districts report to the state their water losses through leaks in their water systems.

Bill providing improvements to Vallejo park and ride sent to Governor on unanimous vote

August 18, 2014

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

SACRAMENTO–On a unanimous, bipartisan vote, the State Senate today sent the Governor 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.

Wolk applauds passage of affordable, BDCP neutral water bond

August 13, 2014

 $7.5 billion bond a win for Delta and state, with funding for most critical projects & protections for Delta

Wolk endorses new revised $7 billion water bond

August 12, 2014

Points to agreement to protect the Delta and prevent funding of Delta Tunnels

SACRAMENTO–State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today announced her support and agreement to author the Governor’s proposal for a $7 billion water bond for this November’s ballot, replacing the $11 billion bond now on the ballot as Proposition 43.  The new bond is contained in SB 866 by Senators Wolk and Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento).

Wolk comments on Governor’s release of water bond proposal outline

August 05, 2014

Agrees with Governor that current pork-laden bond, Prop. 43, is nonstarter; new bond must be tunnel neutral, focus on critical statewide projects

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), the author of the Senate’s $7.5 billion water bond proposal (Senate Bill 848) and Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, issued the following statement today after the Governor released an outline of his water bond proposal:

Senate cuts $3 billion from water bond in response to Governor's request

July 03, 2014

Revised $7.5 billion bond maintains priority projects, helps communities enhance water supplyprepare for drought

SACRAMENTO—The State Senate announced today that it has cut $3 billion from its water bond proposal, Senate Bill 848, responding to requests by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. for a more scaled-down bond.

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.