Press Releases

June 18, 2015

Funding Law Enforcement to Protect Our Communities


June 11, 2015

Galgiani Resolution Declares June Disability Awareness Month

SACRAMENTO - Senator Galgiani is pleased to announce, today, SCR 53, which declares the month of June, 2015 as Disability Awareness Month passed the Assembly Floor. This resolution highlights the over 4 million California residents living with a disability. Senator Galgiani authored this resolution following the lead of several local municipalities, who have recognized the contribution of individuals with disabilities in their communities.

June 03, 2015

Galgiani Date Rape Drug Legislation Passes Senate Floor

SACRAMENTO—Today, Senator Cathleen Galgiani presented Senate Bill 333 on the Senate Floor. This bill will help rectify an unintended consequence of Proposition 47 by creating penalties for the possession of “date rape” drugs. In the November 2014 elections, voters passed Proposition 47 which reclassified many crimes from felonies to misdemeanors.

June 03, 2015

Sacramento – SB 251 by Senator Richard Roth (D-Riverside) and principal co-author Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Manteca) passed the Senate floor today by a vote of 40 to 0. SB 251 will make a number of changes to assist small businesses in complying with ADA requirements.

May 29, 2015

USDA Increases Support for Fight Against Invasive Aquatic Plants in Delta


A partnership of county, state, and federal agencies, as well as allied boating and water resource protection interests, to improve control of invasive aquatic plants in the Delta has led to $1 million in new funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), Areawide Pest Management Program, county and state officials announced this week.

May 28, 2015
TRAFFIC ADVISORY CALTRANS TO BEGIN $9 MILLION DOLLAR PAVEMENT REHABILITATION AND REPAIR PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 12 IN SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY San Joaquin County - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin a $9 million dollar pavement rehabilitation and repair project on State Route 12 (SR-12). This project will improve the driving surface from the Potato Slough Bridge to Flag City. The project will replace rumble strips, re-construct guardrails and apply an asphalt concrete overlay to the roadway. Construction is slated to begin June 1, 2015.
May 19, 2015

STOCKTON – Senator Cathleen Galgiani today announced that she is sponsoring a contemporary art competition for California State Senate District 5.

Senator Galgiani will select the winning work of art that best represents the district. The winning artist will have their artwork displayed in the State Capitol as part of the California Contemporary Art Collection.

May 04, 2015

SACRAMENTO- Senator Galgiani introduced SCR 20, which recognizes May 4, 2015 as Peace Officer’s Memorial Day in honor of 13 officers who died in the line of duty in 2014. Today is the 39th Annual Peace Officers Memorial Event, and on this day all Californians are urged to remember those individuals who have given their lives for our safety and express appreciation to those who continue to dedicate themselves to making California a safer place in which to live and raise our families.

May 01, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Cathleen Galgiani announced that she will host Transfer Workshops for Heald College students next Thursday in both Stockton and Modesto.  The workshops will provide information on transferring units, satisfying course requirements and financial aid questions.

There will be representatives on hand from the local Community Colleges (Delta College in Stockton and Modesto Junior College in Modesto), as well as from Humphries College and the Student Aid Commission as well as the Human Services Agency.


April 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO—Yesterday, Senate Bill 223, authored by Senator Cathleen Galgiani, passed out of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on a 7-1 vote.  SB 223 would create an oversight committee composed of community members and subject area experts who would monitor and evaluate the activities of the Division of Boating and Waterways and improve public transparency and accountability of aquatic invasive weed control in the Delta.



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