Latest Press Releases

Senate Leader Steinberg on the nomination of Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar for California Supreme Court

July 22, 2014

(Panama City) – California’s Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, on a fact-finding visit to Central America, issued the following statement on the nomination of Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar to the California Supreme Court:

Senate leader Steinberg and legislative delegation to visit El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama next week

July 11, 2014

Immigration and trade top the agenda in meetings with national leaders

Steinberg Urges San Francisco to Adopt Laura’s Law

July 07, 2014

(Sacramento) – California’s Senate leader Darrell Steinberg urges San Francisco County Supervisors to utilize Proposition 63 funds to implement Laura’s Law within their jurisdiction, ahead of the Board’s vote on the proposal tomorrow, July 8, 2014. Senator Steinberg, who authored Proposition 63, amended state law last year to allow those funds to be utilized by counties opting into the program.

STATEMENT: Steinberg on vote for Suicide Barrier at Golden Gate Bridge

June 27, 2014

(Sacramento) – California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg releases the following statement, after the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s Board of Directors voted unanimously for a funding a plan to construct the Golden Gate Bridge Physical Suicide Deterrent System Project:

Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Barrier Now Possible Thanks to Proposition 63 Funding

June 25, 2014

(San Francisco) – California Senate leader and Proposition 63 author Darrell Steinberg was joined at a Golden Gate Bridge press conference today by State Senator Mark Leno, mental health advocates and the Golden Gate Bridge District to illustrate the final funding plan for a suicide barrier at the Golden Gate Bridge. Supporters urged the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s Board of Directors to approve a funding plan of $76 million for their construction when that Board votes on the proposal tomorrow.

Congressional Chorus of Acclaim for California’s Pre-Kindergarten Budget Promise

June 20, 2014

Leader Nancy Pelosi says early childhood education is essential

Legislature Approves Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan with Permanent Funding for Mass Transit

June 15, 2014

(Sacramento) – California’s Legislature today approved a long-term plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through strategic allocation of future revenue predicted under the state’s Cap and Trade program. The proposal, designed and championed by Senate leader Darrell Steinberg and the Senate Democratic Caucus, will direct 60 percent of future Cap and Trade revenue toward transit-oriented infrastructure and 40 percent to natural resources, low carbon transit and clean energy.

Focus on Fiscal Stability and Education in Senate Leader Steinberg’s Final Year, as Legislature Passes Another On-Time and Balanced Budget

June 15, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) – California’s Legislature passed its fourth consecutive on-time and balanced budget today, a budget that features $10.4 billion in debt repayments, a $2.1 billion Rainy Day reserve fund, and a clear focus on children and education. In a multi-year strategy to bridge the achievement gap, the budget expands early-learning opportunities to all low-income children in California, dedicates $250 million toward career-oriented education, and $310 million to strengthen California Community Colleges.

Steinberg Gains Critical Funding for Career Pathways School Grants

June 11, 2014

In Budget Agreement, Pro Tem Doubles-Down on High Demand, Half Billion Dollar Program to Connect Schools, Economy

(Sacramento) - For the second year in a row, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has secured $250 million in funding for a Career Pathways Trust program to give more California students the opportunity to apply classroom academics to specific careers of interest. The one-time competitive grant funding is part of the 2014-15 State Budget agreement among the Senate, Assembly and the Governor’s office.

California’s Pre-Kindergarten Proposal Gets Budget Green Light

June 11, 2014

(Sacramento) – In a multi-year strategy to bridge the achievement gap and expand early-learning opportunities for all low- income children in California, the budget conference committee of the State Senate and Assembly agreed to the “Fair Start” budget proposal on a 7-1 vote this evening. The full membership of the State’s Senate and Assembly will consider sending the proposal to California’s Governor in a floor vote on Sunday afternoon.

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