Legislators from throughout the state Senate and Assembly have said they support legislation written by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to provide a comprehensive approach to address California’s water issues. Among the supporters is Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, a Sacramento Democrat.
Tuesday is primary election day, and several state candidates are trying to clear the hurdle on the way to the general election Nov. 4. Benicians also will decide whether to support a bond measure to pay for repairs and upgrades at the city’s schools.
What does ‘May Revise’ portend for Benicia, other California cities? Gov. Jerry Brown has made his annual May adjustments to his proposed budget this week, based on a predicted $2.4-billion increase in state revenues. While Brown, who released the modifications Tuesday, has said the May revision continues to pay down debt and reduce long-term liabilities […]
In action designed to address gender inequities, Assemblymember Susan A. Bonilla has introduced a bill that would increase the number of women in so-called STEM fields — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Her legislation, Assembly Bill 2350, has been approved by the Assembly Higher Education Committee.
❒ Assembly measure would ‘give sheriffs more tools’ to fight crime, legislator says Assemblymember Susan Bonilla’s legislation that would expand electronic monitoring of nonviolent offenders has cleared the Assembly Public Safety Committee. Bonilla, D-Concord, is Benicia’s representative in the Assembly. She said Tuesday that her bill, Assembly Bill 2499, was approved by the committee on […]
Bonilla measure aims to help 2 million California children living in poverty A bill introduced by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla that would direct more court-ordered child support money to children living in poverty has cleared the Assembly Human Services Committee. Bonilla, D-Concord, who represents Benicia in the Assembly, said more than 2 million children in California […]