Press Releases

July 29, 2019
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) today issued the following statement regarding the violence that erupted Sunday in Gilroy at the annual Garlic Festival:  
 
“My heart goes out to the victims and their families, the community of Gilroy and the survivors of this horrific shooting.  I want to thank all of the first responders and law enforcement for their work as the investigation continues.”
 
July 24, 2019
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement about the Governor’s signing of his Senate Bill (SB) 200, which appropriates $130 million annually to fund the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund for the next 10 years. 
 
June 28, 2019

(SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) hosted a public forum with UC Berkeley and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to present the Economic Impact Assessment for Diablo Canyon. 

 

“The Diablo Canyon Power Plant has been an important part of the local economy for decades and the region needs reliable data and information to prepare for its safe closure,” said Senator Monning.  “Information from this report will give the county and schools the tools to plan ahead to mitigate any negative impacts of the power plant’s closure.”

June 13, 2019
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement about the Legislature’s passage of the 2019-20 State Budget that includes an annual $130 million appropriation to fund the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund for the next 10 years. 
 
June 13, 2019
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement about the Legislature’s passage of the 2019-20 State Budget that included $530,000 for a search and rescue vessel for the Santa Cruz Port District.
 
June 13, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement about the Legislature’s passage of the 2019-20 State Budget that included $17 million for fish screens in the water conveyance tunnel between Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio.

 

June 05, 2019

(Sacramento-CA)—Today, FoodWhat?! was honored as the 17th Senate District Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel).  FoodWhat?! serves low-income and struggling youth healthy, sustainable food through farming. 

May 22, 2019
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Yesterday, Senate Bill (SB) 189 authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), and co-authored by Assemblymembers Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) and Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley), passed off the Senate Floor on a unanimous vote of 38-0.
 
“SB 189 ensures the successful transition of Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) by providing the Monterey Bay region with the tools for dissolution,” stated Senator Monning.  “Our focus is to provide a strong path forward that benefits the region and is consistent with the Base Reuse Plan.”
 
May 09, 2019
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – State Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement about the Trump administration plan for oil and gas leasing and development along California’s Central Coast:
 
May 08, 2019
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – California State Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement about the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) decision to ban the use of chlorpyrifos:
 
“Today’s action by CalEPA and DPR represents an important step forward to protect the health of children and all rural Californians,” states Senator Bill Monning.  “I want to acknowledge the efforts of the community and public health advocates, as well as the commitment of the Administration to find safer alternatives to chlorpyrifos.”  
 

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