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SB 176 Increases Regulation Transparency, Gets Bipartisan Support

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.

Spraying In The Delta Will Finally Begin

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.

Galgiani Attends Joint Legislative Audit Committee Hearing on State Parks

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.

Senator Galgiani Helps Bring Money To Local Police

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. 

Senator Galgiani Honored For Championing Small Business

January 11, 2013

SACRAMENTO — Today the California Small Business Association and the California Small Business Roundtable (CSBA/CSBR) released its 2012 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.”

State Senate Leader Selects Senator Galgiani As New Chair Of The Agriculture Committee

December 21, 2012

SACRAMENTO—State Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg underscored the importance of the Central Valley’s agricultural industry by today selecting Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) as the new Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

 Senator Galgiani brings enthusiasm and knowledge to the post after serving as Chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee for four years.

Galgiani’s Bill Allowing Transfer Of San Joaquin Valley Amtrak Management To A Valley Authority is Signed by the Governor

October 02, 2012

AB 1779 Will Allow Local Government Agencies From Sacramento to Bakersfield to Form a Joint Powers Authority Which Will Take Over Management of San Joaquin Valley Amtrak

Sacramento – On Saturday, the “Intercity Passenger Rail Act of 2012” authored by Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani (D – Stockton) was signed by the Governor.  Assembly Bill 1779 reauthorizes regional government agencies’ ability to form a Joint Powers Authority for the San Joaquin Corridor.

Assemblymember Galgiani Unveils Middle Class Scholarship Program

February 10, 2012

Speaker Pérez, Assembly Democrats Lead on Ending Unfair Burden on Middle Class from Rising Public College Fees

SACRAMENTO, CA- Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani today unveiled new legislation which she is a co-author to create the Middle Class Scholarship program. Introduced by Speaker John A. Pérez, (D-Los Angeles), the proposal is designed to keep more money in the pockets of middle-income families with students attending the state’s public colleges and universities.


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