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Wolk measure to honor Vallejo police officer earns fiscal approval

April 15, 2013

Resolution to memorialize Officer James Capoot to be heard by full Senate 

SACRAMENTO—The Senate’s Appropriations Committee voted today to give its fiscal stamp of approval to Senate Concurrent Resolution 6, a measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to memorialize Vallejo Police Officer James Capoot, who died in the line of duty in 2011 while responding to a reported bank robbery.

Senate approves Wolk bill to help fund local public projects

April 11, 2013

Measure would remove obstacles to local infrastructure financing

SACRAMENTO—The State Senate voted 24-13 today to approve Senate Bill 33, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) seeking to remove roadblocks faced by local governments when attempting to use infrastructure financing districts (IFDs) to fund public works projects.

Wolk bill adds crimes to those prohibited from firearms purchases

April 10, 2013

10-year gun ban for those convicted of multiple drug and alcohol crimes

SACRAMENTO—Senate Bill 755 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), which adds several misdemeanors to the list of crimes subject to a 10-year firearms ban, will be heard next Tuesday along with six other measures in a package of 8 bills by Senate Democrats to reduce gun violence.

Wolk alternative to statewide plastic bag ban passes first Senate committee

April 09, 2013

Nickel-a-bag tax on both plastic and paper would fund local parks and litter clean-up

SACRAMENTO—The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee voted 6-2 today to approve Senate Bill 700, legislation seeking to give consumers the choice of using their own shopping bags at grocery stores and other retail outlets, or paying a nickel-per-bag fee that would go toward local environmental and parks projects.

Legislators urge analysis of alternative to twin tunnel plan for Delta

April 09, 2013

Wolk and 21 other members express support for diversified approach in Delta

SACRAMENTO— Today, Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and 21 other members of the State Legislature from throughout the state urged the head of the state’s Natural Resources Agency to consider a broadly-supported alternative to the hotly-debated twin tunnel project in state plans for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Committee unanimously OKs Wolk measure to honor Vallejo police officer

April 02, 2013

Effort to name portion of State Highway 37 after Officer James Capoot moves forward 

SACRAMENTO—A measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to memorialize Vallejo Police Officer James Capoot, who died in the line of duty in 2011 while responding to a reported bank robbery, jumped its first hurdle today.

Wolk honors Cotati resident as 3rd Senate District’s Woman of the Year

March 23, 2013

Wolk honors Prudence Draper for work as local historian, news veteran, and community leader 

VACAVILLE— Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) honored Prudence (Prue) Draper of Cotati and Sandra Re Sims of Napa as the 3rd Senate District’s 2013 Women of the Year at a private ceremony at Wolk’s Napa District Office yesterday. Every March, the Senate celebrates Women’s History Month by honoring women whose contributions improve lives in their communities, a tradition dating back to 1987. 

Wolk honors Napa leader as 3rd Senate District’s Woman of the Year

March 23, 2013

Wolk honors Sandra Re Sims for her community service

VACAVILLE—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) honored Sandra Re Sims, an active volunteer within the Napa community, and Prudence Draper of Cotati as the 3rd Senate District’s 2013 Women of the Year at a private ceremony at Wolk’s Napa District Office yesterday. Every March, the Senate celebrates Women’s History Month by honoring women whose contributions improve lives in their communities, a tradition dating back to 1987. 

Wolk bill to help fund local public projects jumps first hurdle

March 14, 2013

Measure would remove obstacles to financing option for local governments

SACRAMENTO—The Senate Governance and Finance Committee voted 4-1 today to approve Senate Bill 33, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) that seeks to remove roadblocks local government officials encounter when attempting to use Infrastructure financing districts (IFDs) to fund public works projects.

Senator Lois Wolk comments on BDCP

March 14, 2013

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, issued the following comments on the first draft chapters of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan released today:

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