Press Releases

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.  

Measure to provide electronic access to vital care directives moves forward

April 24, 2014

Bill would provide emergency care providers access to patients’ end-of-life orders  

SACRAMENTO—Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to provide health care professionals with access to an electronic record of their patients’ precise instructions for their end-of-life health care, ensuring immediate access to this critical information, secured passage from the Senate Health Committee today.

Wolk bill to grant Marina to City of Martinez earns unanimous support

April 22, 2014

Measure will facilitate Marina’s revitalization and development

SACRAMENTO—Senate Bill 1424, legislation to grant the City of Martinez the city Marina and surrounding property to facilitate the Marina’s revitalization and development, earned a 9-0 vote in the Senate’s Committee on Natural Resources and Water today.

Wolk bill to pay outstanding debt to counties earns unanimous support

April 22, 2014

Bipartisan-authored measure appropriates $19 million to make late payments

SACRAMENTO—Legislation to make good on outstanding debts the state owes counties earned a 9-0 vote in the Senate’s Committee on Natural Resources and Water today.

Panel OKs bill to restore fair cost for veterans’ spouses to live at veteran homes

April 08, 2014

Wolk bill receives bipartisan, unanimous vote

SACRAMENTO—On a bipartisan 6-0 vote today, the State Senate’s Committee on Veterans Affairs approved legislation to reverse a 2009-10 budget action that has caused considerable financial and personal hardship for numerous veterans and their spouses living at California’s homes for veterans.

Senator Wolk honors Dorothy Peterson of Davis as Woman of the Year

March 28, 2014

Peterson honored for service to Davis and Yolo County

VACAVILLE–Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) honored Dorothy Peterson of Davis as one of the Third Senate District’s Women of the Year in a small private ceremony today.

Senator Wolk honors owners of Dixon Florist and Gift Shop as Women of the Year

March 28, 2014

Dixon’s Williams sisters honored for service to Dixon and Solano County

VACAVILLE--Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) honored Courtney Williams Kett, Dana Williams Martin, and Melissa Williams Taylor of Dixon, the co-owners of the Dixon Florist and Gift Shop, as three of the Third Senate District’s Women of the Year in a small private ceremony today.

Wolk water bond secures passage from third committee in three weeks

February 26, 2014

SB 848 funds broadly supported projects for safe & reliable water supply, other statewide needs

SACRAMENTO–The Senate’s Governance and Finance Committee voted 5-2 today to support Senate Bill 848, a $6.895 billion water bond measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis). While there are several other water bond proposals in the Legislature, SB 848 is the only water bond bill to win the approval of any policy committee in either house. The bill has earned passage from three policy committees over the last three weeks.