Press Releases

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.  

Key committee supports establishing UC Firearm Violence Research Center

March 18, 2016

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

SACRAMENTO–The Senate Education Committee voted 7-2 today to approve legislation to establish a Firearm Violence Research Center at the University of California, filling the gap left by Congressional restrictions on firearms research. 

Experts Testify that Delta tunnels are a ‘poor investment for the Bay Area’

March 11, 2016

Experts testify that tunnels would negatively affect Bay Area economy & environment

SAN FRANCISCO–Several experts testified at a San Francisco hearing today that the Water Fix, a proposal to build two huge tunnels to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Bay Estuary, would be detrimental to the Bay Area’s environment and economy, including the region’s tourism and fishing industries.

Wolk, Monning and Eggman comment on end of extraordinary session, Implementation of End of Life Option Act

March 10, 2016

SACRAMENTO –Senators Lois Wolk (D-Davis), Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) released the following joint statement on the adjournment of the state legislature’s second extraordinary session and the pending effective date of ABX2-15, the End of Life Option Act:

New bill gives Napa County another chance to preserve Skyline Park for public use

March 01, 2016

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

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –A new bill introduced last week by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) will give Napa County additional time to raise the funds to purchase Skyline Wilderness Park.

Senator presses for immediate aquifer protection

February 23, 2016

Wolk says, ‘We need to stop digging deeper in critical areas that are sinking’

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) pressed for a renewed effort to protect the state’s aquifers against critical overdraft today following a legislative hearing to oversee state implementation of the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Wolk is carrying Senate Bill 1317, also known as the Aquifer Protection Act, to halt the proliferation of new wells and to slow the depletion of aquifers to avoid permanent damage to the state’s groundwater resources.

Bill introduced to protect low-income, nursing mothers and their infants

February 23, 2016

Legislation establishes ‘thoughtful, ethical standards’ for emerging human milk banking industry

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –To help prevent exploitation of low-income, breastfeeding mothers and the endangerment of their infants, Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) introduced legislation last Friday to establish ethical operating standards for human milk banks operating in California.