Latest Press Releases

California's Asian-American Groups Support Equal Opportunity

March 21, 2014

(Sacramento)In contrast to misinformation from conservative and out-of-state groups, members of California's Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities are uniting to better inform California's debate on efforts to improve access to higher education in California for every student, especially for qualified students that succeed in the face of ongoing discrimination and a lack of resources.

Steinberg Statement on SCA 5

March 17, 2014

(Sacramento) – Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) is issuing the following statement on Senate Constitutional Amendment 5 which by request of the author, Senator Ed Hernandez (D- West Covina), is being returned to the Senate from the Assembly:

“We need a calm and intelligent discussion about what Affirmative Action is and is not. Affirmative Action is not quotas. I am deeply concerned anytime one ethnic group turns on another.

Steinberg, Lara and De León Announce Package of Bills to Upgrade Public Service Accountability Rules

March 06, 2014

(Sacramento) – California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today announced The California Accountability in Public Service, or CAPS Act – a package of three bills aimed at increasing transparency and accountability in political practices, including banning gifts from lobbyists.

Steinberg Select Committee to Review Law Mandating Private Insurance Coverage of Autism Treatment

March 03, 2014

(Sacramento) - Twenty months after California’s mandate went into effect requiring private insurers to cover treatment for those with autism, the Senate Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders will hold an informational hearing tomorrow to examine the implementation of the law.

Steinberg announces Major Proposal to Strengthen CA Climate Policy

February 20, 2014

Senate leader’s plan would incentivize reduced fuel consumption while helping poor and middle income families

(Sacramento) – California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg today announced legislation to strengthen California’s climate policies through 2050 while addressing the inseparable connection between climate change and social inequality.

In his address to the Sacramento Press Club, Senate leader Steinberg (D – Sacramento) announced his proposal to:

Steinberg to introduce measure restricting commercial sale of students’ personal information

February 20, 2014

(Sacramento) – California’s Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D – Sacramento) plans to introduce the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA) today. The bill proposes closing loopholes that can be exploited by Internet companies for profit through collecting and sharing students’ personal information obtained through online services marketed for school purposes.

Workers to be Protected from Exploitation under Steinberg Measure

January 30, 2014

Senate passes Bill targeting Unscrupulous Foreign Labor Contractors

(Sacramento, CA) – With strong bipartisan support, the California State Senate today passed a measure that would protect documented foreign workers from abuse and human trafficking by banning foreign labor contractors from charging workers recruitment fees and requiring full disclosure of employment conditions. The Senate vote on the measure was 34 - 0.

Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Invite Applications for California’s $250 Million Career Pathways Trust Grants

January 21, 2014

(SACRAMENTO) - California is taking the next major step to help keep more students in school and better prepare them for careers and well-paying jobs as schools and education agencies across the state can now apply for grants from the state’s new $250 million Career Pathways Trust fund. The request for applications for programs designed to build seamless pathways between schools, higher education and careers was announced today by Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson

Statement: Calif. Senate Leader on Drought Declaration

January 17, 2014

(Sacramento) – California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D – Sacramento) issues the following statement, whereby California’s drought conditions have resulted in a State of Emergency proclamation by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.:

“This bone-dry winter reminds us again that California’s water infrastructure is insufficient. Our lakes and rivers look bleak, including those that feed the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, upon which we are overly reliant as the sole solution to California’s water future.

Steinberg Writes Fed Court Urging 2-yr Extension of Prison Overcrowding Deadline

January 09, 2014

Senate Leader cites Gov’s Budget Commitment to Address CA’s “Revolving Prison Doors”

(Sacramento) – With the Governor proposing $209 million to fund recidivism reduction and re-entry programs to help keep criminal offenders from returning to prison once they’re released, Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg is urging a federal court Three Judge Panel to grant a two-year extension of a pending deadline to reduce the state’s prison population to 137.5 percent of capacity.

Syndicate content