Press Releases

May 09, 2014

Receiving an education is the most important tool young adults have available to them.  However, the rising costs of higher education have made college less accessible for many low and middle income communities.  Cal Grants help thousands of deserving students throughout California start and finish their college careers.

Senator Cathleen Galgiani is leading the way, making sure Cal Grants will be available to those students who’ve already started their education.

April 21, 2014

The State of California is in the middle of the worst Drought in recent years. This issue is taking center stage around the state, including at the State Capitol.  Senator Cathleen Galgiani has proposed a bill to fully fund additional water storage projects.    

"If we are to provide enough water to support an ever-growing population of thirty-nine million people, to sustain the country's best agricultural land, to protect and restore the Delta, and to maintain adequate river flows for salmon runs and groundwater recharge, then it is crucial that we create more storage."

April 09, 2014

I’m happy to be a part of emergency legislation that’s helping drought-impacted communities. The overall package includes $684 million in funds for those who need it the most.

On Friday, the California Department of Food and Agriculture will hold its first public meeting on a grant program for agricultural water efficiency. The $10 million grant program for farm-based water efficiency projects, which was expedited by the recent emergency drought legislation, is funded by cap and trade proceeds.

April 04, 2014

Nicole Schiffmann couldn’t wait to become a nurse.  The mother of three went back to school and graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing from Modesto Junior College. “It’s all about the patients,” says Schiffmann. “That’s why I’m in it.” Schiffmann thought the hard part was over. Instead, it was just beginning.  She’d already qualified for a job at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, but still had to take the exam to become a licensed nurse. After filling out an application, the California Board of Registered Nursing told Schiffmann it would take months before she’d get to take the test

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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

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