Press Releases
October 12, 2017

A greater number of California small businesses will be eligible to participate in the state’s small business contracting program under a new law authored by State Senator Cathleen Galgiani.  Approved yesterday by Governor Jerry Brown, Senate Bill 605 increases the annual income limit from $10 million dollars to a much higher $36 million dollars for small businesses bidding on public works projects.  For all other state contracts for goods and services, the revenue limit was statutorily increased from $10 million to $15 million dollars for small businesses and from $2.5 mil

Press Releases
August 01, 2017

55-Hour Full Highway Closure Eastbound and Westbound State Route 12 between State Route 160 and Interstate 5

In My Own Words
June 01, 2017

The University of California, deservedly so, is seen as one of the finest educational systems in the world. But even as it pursues enlightenment inside its classrooms, UC fosters a bureaucracy defined by inefficiency, secrecy and bloat.

In The News
May 17, 2017

Law enforcement officers from across California converged at the State Capitol on Monday, May 8 to honor officers who made “the ultimate sacrifice” in the line of duty. Senator Cathleen Galgiani, whose Fifth Senate District includes portions of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, served as the legislative sponsor of this year’s event that included the recognition of 15 officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

In The News
May 08, 2017

One of the first rules of politics is that — unless you are a private investigator or a government auditor — you never want to see your name in the same headline as the phrase “secret fund.”

Yet, that’s exactly where University of California President Janet Napolitano finds herself in the wake of a scathing report from the state’s government watchdog agency that criticized her office for a lack of transparency and accountability in its spending decisions.

Press Releases
May 08, 2017

Fifteen Fallen Officers Honored during California’s Peace Officers’

Memorial Day –May 8th 2017

 

SACRAMENTO—Law enforcement officers from across California converged at the State Capitol today to honor officers who made “the ultimate sacrifice” in the line of duty.  Senator Cathleen Galgiani served as the legislativesponsor of this year’s event that included the recognition of fifteen officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

In The News
May 07, 2017

The revelation that the University of California president’s office kept $175 million in secret funds and paid executives and staff extra-fat salaries has led state lawmakers to wag their fingers furiously at UC leaders in recent days.

Some held a hearing. Others called for subpoenas. One proposed a new law.

But unlike California State University — where lawmakers can order changes to how CSU does business — UC is largely immune to the wishes of the Legislature.

In The News
May 02, 2017

SACRAMENTO — An effort to change the state Constitution that would tie University of California tuition increases and low-level employee wages to the number of UC administrators paid more than the governor has been launched by Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton.

Galgiani introduced her amendment proposal Monday with the goal of letting California voters have a say in the university’s budget priorities. The local legislator is downright angry about UC’s latest plan to increase student tuition.