Press Releases

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.

First water bond to earn passage from committee gets second round of support

February 19, 2014

Wolk bond funds broadly supported projects for safe & reliable water supply, other statewide needs

SACRAMENTO–Senate Bill 848 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), the first water bond proposal from either the California State Senate or Assembly to be approved by a committee or floor vote, earned passage from its second committee today.

The Senate’s Environmental Quality Committee voted 6-2 to approve the $6.895 billion water bond measure, which aims to replace the $11.14 billion water bond currently slated for the November 2014 state ballot.

Committee approves Wolk water bond to address state’s urgent water needs

February 11, 2014

Bond funds broadly supported projects for safe & reliable water supply, Delta restoration

SACRAMENTO–The Senate’s Natural Resources and Water Committee voted today to approve a $6.895 billion water bond by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to begin immediately meeting urgent water needs throughout California.     

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

January 22, 2014

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

Senator Wolk issues comment on Governor’s budget proposal

January 09, 2014

SACRAMENTO–Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) issued the following statement today regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 2014-15 state budget:

Statement by Senator Lois Wolk on release of BDCP draft EIR

December 09, 2013

Calls for a viable and affordable “plan B” that costs less and doesn’t pit one region of the state against another

DAVIS – State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today issued the following statement in response to the release of the draft documents on the proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) for public comment:

Wolk honored for strong support of public education

October 09, 2013

 Recognized for work on gun violence prevention, declining enrollment, home-to-school transportation

SACRAMENTO—The California County Boards of Education (CCBE) honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today for her strong support of the state’s public schools.

Governor signs Wolk bill to better protect seniors, other long-term care residents

October 04, 2013

Measure will increase penalties for interfering with state ombudsman investigations

SACRAMENTO—Thursday, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., signed Senate Bill 609, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to increase penalties for long-term care providers that hinder investigations by California’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman program.

Governor signs bill to allow homemade wine and beer charity events

October 01, 2013

Will enable nonprofits to sell homemade wine and beer during fundraisers

SACRAMENTO—Legislation enabling nonprofits to accept and use gifts of homemade alcoholic beverages during fundraisers was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., late Tuesday.

Groundbreaking new California law will provide renewable energy to renters, small business

September 30, 2013

Unique program will provide millions of consumers with access to solar, wind

SACRAMENTO—After a hard fought three year effort, renters, small businesses and millions of others utility customers throughout California will soon be able to utilize wind, solar, and other forms of clean and affordable renewable energy through their utility provider.

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