Press Releases

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

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



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. 

July 08, 2013

SACRAMENTO-On a 36 to 1 bipartisan vote, the Legislature sends Senate Bill 90 to Governor Brown for a signature.  SB 90 updates California economic development programs. These changes enable the Central Valley to compete for new jobs and economic development. 

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. 

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.

April 09, 2013

Sacramento – In an effort to provide transparency to the state regulation development process, Senator Galgiani authored Senate Bill 176. The bill passed the Senate Governmental Organization Committee today on a bipartisan unanimous vote. SB 176 will require that all public hearing and comment opportunities be posted in the Office of Administrative Law’s California Regulatory Notice Register 15-days prior to any scheduled meeting.

March 15, 2013

SACRAMENTO-Water Hyacinth has wreaked havoc on those that rely on the Delta for their livelihood and recreation. This non-native floating plant has caused headaches for marina owners who have had an almost daily battle to keep the channel and waterways open for boaters.

As chair of the Senate Sub-Committee on Invasive Species, Cathleen Galgiani has been a driving force in bringing all the parties to the table to cut the bureaucratic red tape and get the needed spraying program back on track.

February 20, 2013

SACRAMENTO—Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton), a member of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC), addressed concerns today regarding the ongoing investigation into the Department of Parks and Recreation. The hearing comes just days after the release of the California State Auditor’s report which revealed the department underreported millions of dollars in funding over the last 20 years.

January 18, 2013

SACRAMENTO— Yesterday, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), which was charged with developing the allocation formula to disperse $24 million in police grant funds, has approved a formula and the release of the grant funds. 

The Governor’s approved 2012 Budget allocated $20 million to each county for city police departments and charges the BSCC with coming up with a formula for disbursement.  On January 10th the Governor proposed an additional $4 million, which required further review and approval from the BSCC. 


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