Press Releases

Wolk introduces climate change measures

February 19, 2016

Bills support investment in key strategy in Governor’s climate change plan

(SACRAMENTO, CA)–Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) introduced two measures today to solidify the important role that protection and restoration of natural and working lands play in meeting California’s climate change goals, and encourage investment in that area.

California moves to fund firearm violence research

February 11, 2016

Legislation would fill gap created by Congressional ban on federally funded research

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Legislation was introduced today to establish a Firearm Violence Research Center at the University of California with the stated purpose of funding and carrying out important research on firearm-related violence.  Congress, in 1996, at the request of the National Rifle Association, effectively banned funding for firearm-related research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has since defeated numerous efforts to remove the ban.

Wolk honored for advancing efficient, cost-saving methods for delivering public projects

January 27, 2016

Senator recognized for work to enable use of best design and construction methods

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) National and Western Pacific Region honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today for her work to advance practices that enable the state, counties, cities, and special districts to achieve the best outcomes for public projects.

Napa Chamber honors Wolk for ‘tireless dedication’, contributions to Napa County

January 27, 2016

Wolk work in State Legislature helped Napa’s community, business, to thrive

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Napa Chamber of Commerce honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) last Friday for her “tireless dedication” and work to support the Napa community and area businesses.

Davis College Democrats honor Wolk’s ‘Outstanding Service in Government’

January 25, 2016

Senator Wolk recognized for ‘dedication to California and the community’

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –The Davis College Democrats honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) with an Indigo Award for her Outstanding Service in Government last Friday.

Senator Wolk issues comment on Governor’s State of the State

January 21, 2016

Applauds focus on infrastructure and fiscal discipline, warns against funding Delta tunnels

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) issued the following statement today regarding Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.’s State of the State address, presented this morning before the State Legislature:

Wolk applauds $8.1 million grant for joint intake and fish screen

January 14, 2016

With grant, Woodland-Davis water project is fully funded, nears completion

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Today Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) applauded the announcement of an $8.1 million grant of Proposition 1 funding by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) for completion of the joint intake and fish screen benefiting the Regional Surface Water Supply Project.

AARP honors Wolk for her support of family caregivers

January 13, 2016

Senator recognized as 2015 Capitol Caregiver for leadership

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – AARP California today honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) for her support of family caregivers in 2015, naming her a 2015 Capitol Caregiver.

Bipartisan group of legislators press to save renewable energy program

November 10, 2015

Program supports renewable energy generation by farms, ranches & schools

SACRAMENTO –A bipartisan group of 23 legislators, led by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), urged the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today to shelve a proposal to eliminate a program allowing energy customers with multiple energy meters to contribute renewable energy to the grid.

Senior advocacy group honors Wolk as its Legislator of the Year

October 26, 2015

Senator recognized for her work on End of Life Option Act

SACRAMENTO –A statewide nonprofit dedicated to advocating for California’s seniors honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today for her work on the End of Life Option Act and other senior issues.