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STATEMENT: Senate Leader Steinberg on the Water Bond

August 13, 2014

(Sacramento) – California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg issued the following statement, after a strong bipartisan coalition in the state legislature approved $7.12 billion in new bonds for water infrastructure, as the state weathers relentless drought conditions:

STATEMENT: Steinberg on Autism Medi-Cal Coverage

August 05, 2014

(Sacramento) – California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement by California’s Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) that autism therapy, also known as applied behavior analysis, will be covered by Medi-Cal:

Steinberg Team to Represent Central American Children as Concerns Grow over Immigration Process

July 30, 2014

(Sacramento) – Staff counsel to California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg will provide pro bono legal representation to undocumented and unaccompanied children arriving in California from Central America. Senator Steinberg’s Policy Director, Anthony Williams and Senior Policy Consultant, Margie Estrada will participate in the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Legal Assistance Project in conjunction with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Southern California Chapter.

STATEMENT: Steinberg on Superior Court ruling over Sacramento’s Sports and Entertainment Complex

July 25, 2014

(Sacramento) – California’s Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg issued the following statement after a Sacramento Superior Court denied an injunction to prevent Sacramento’s Sports and Entertainment Complex moving forward. State law, enacted by SB-743 (Steinberg), prevents injunctions against the project pending the resolution of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lawsuits, unless opponents can demonstrate an imminent threat to public health and safety or peril to American Indian artifacts.

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

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