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Senator Galgiani Introduces Water Bond Legislation Focusing On The Importance and Necessity of Water Storage Projects

March 03, 2014

Sacramento--- Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) announced new legislation today to place a water bond on the November 2014 ballot that prioritizes water storage benefiting all Californians.

SB 1370 greatly scales back the original $11.1 billion water bond voted on by the Legislature in 2009.  Having a price tag of $5.1 billion, SB 1370 would maximize limited public resources by greatly increasing California’s water storage capacity.

Galgiani Introduces Legislation Aimed at Protecting Business Expansion in the Central Valley

March 03, 2014

 SACRAMENTO- Senators Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) and Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) introduced legislation today to address the looming deadlines facing cities and counties within the 200 year flood plain maps mandated by the 2007 Flood Protection Legislative Package.  Should the affected counties not meet the fast approaching deadlines, development in the affected areas will be completely halted pursuant to state law.

Galgiani Introduces Legislation Aimed at Protecting Business Expansion in the Central Valley

February 10, 2014

SACRAMENTO- Senators Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) and Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) introduced legislation today to address the looming deadlines facing cities and counties within the 200 year flood plain maps mandated by the 2007 Flood Protection Legislative Package.  Should the affected counties not meet the fast approaching deadlines, development in the affected areas will be completely halted pursuant to state law.

Senator Galgiani Named Summa Cum Laude 2nd Year In A Row

February 10, 2014

SACRAMENTO— Today the California Small Business Association and the California Small Business Roundtable (CSBA/CSBR) released its 2013 Honor Roll.  “The CSBA/CSBR Honor Roll is designed to recognize and award small business friendly legislators; it also evaluates legislator’s participation and interest in small business events and priorities.”

Senator Galgiani to Hold Hearing on Food Safety Regulation Impact on California Farmers

November 01, 2013

The Senate Agriculture committee, chaired by Senator Cathleen Galgiani, will hold an informational hearing on the impact of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act on California agriculture.  The committee’s informational hearing will focus on issues relative to the impact that the proposed produce rule will have on California farms and farming practices as well as determine whether state laws and regulations will need to be amended to ensure compliance with the new rule

Senator Galgiani hosts Covered California Health Fairs

October 23, 2013

Senator Galgiani will host a pair of Health Fairs, partnering with local groups such as SEIU-UHW, NAACP, and El Concilio Council, focusing on providing enrollment assistance with Covered CA. 

WHO:             Senator Cathleen Galgiani

                        NAACP, El Concilio Council, & SEIU-UHW

                      

WHAT:           Covered California Health Fairs

 

WHEN/WHERE:      

Governor Signs Bill That Gives Consumer Protection For Dental Services to Low-Income Students

October 11, 2013

SACRAMENTO-A new and sometimes controversial model of dental care for children has emerged in California.  Private companies, using “portable” dental units, have approached school districts with large populations of low-income students to provide comprehensive dental services.  The issue with this new model is that the standard sequence of care, that includes follow-up appointments and record sharing, can be broken and the patient’s health could be put at-risk. 

Senators Galgiani and Cannella Praise Tax Credits and Reforms to Enterprise Zones

June 26, 2013

SACRAMENTO- Today the Senate passed Assembly bill 93, which included new tax credit and reforms, to jumpstart the state’s economic development.  The extension of the Hiring Credit and Sales Tax Exemption sunsets from 5 years to 7 years, along with the extension of the “carry over” from 5 years to 10 years strengthens AB 93 and provides stability for industries like food processing, wineries and other types of manufacturing. 
 

Delta Water Protection Bill Passes Senate Committee

April 29, 2013

SACRAMENTO— Last week, Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) presented Senate Bill 449 to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water. The bill passed committee on a 7-2 vote. SB 449 would prohibit the Department of Water Resources from allocating state funds for water projects that are unable to demonstrate that they are reducing their dependence on the Delta.

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