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Latest News

July 20, 2018
(BIG SUR, CA) – Today, CalTrans hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the reopening of Highway 1 at Mud Creek after being closed for more than a year.  It features a new 1/4-mile roadway that will realign the fractured highway and restores southern access to Big Sur. 
July 09, 2018
(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - Legislation to allow commercial arbitration proceedings in California, Senate Bill (SB) 766 authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), has moved to the Governor’s desk.
“The selection of a venue in international commercial arbitrations is highly competitive and frequently depends on how hospitable the proposed venue is viewed by international parties and their lawyers,” Senator Monning said.  “California is at a disadvantage because there is no explicit authorization for this legal process and SB 766 will address this impediment.”
June 06, 2018

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Pacific Wildlife Care was honored as the 17th Senate District Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel).  Pacific Wildlife Care is the only licensed rehabilitation center in San Luis Obispo County that cares for injured birds, mammals, and reptiles.


May 30, 2018
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Yesterday the California State Senate passed Senate Bill (SB) 1090 off of the Senate Floor.  The bill is a bipartisan effort authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) to aid in the mitigation of the impact of the Diablo Canyon plant closure.
April 19, 2018
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – This week, bipartisan legislation, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo), to mitigate the impact of the Diablo Canyon plant closure, earned key committee approval.   Senate Bill (SB) 1090 passed out of both the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications and the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality.  
January 11, 2018

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement regarding the California Public Utilities Commission’s decision on the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Agreement that was issued earlier today: