Press Releases

 

Contact: Richard Stapler, Richard.Stapler@sen.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO – The chair of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education Senator John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision:




Contact: Richard Stapler

Richard.Stapler@sen.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator John Laird (D – Santa Cruz), Chair of the Senate Working Group on Climate Change, presented Senate Bill 1020, The Clean Energy Jobs and Affordability Act of 2022 in the Senate Appropriations committee.

The bill is a product of months of collaboration by the Senate Working Group to meet the challenges of climate change, adaptation, and resiliency through an equitable lens.




For Immediate Release

Contact: Richard Stapler, Richard.Stapler@sen.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator John Laird issued the below statement following Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of the State address tonight:




For Immediate Release

Contact: Richard Stapler, Richard.Stapler@sen.ca.gov

Senate Bill 418 will immediately create the Pajaro Valley Health Care District which is first in line to purchase the Watsonville Community Hospital




For Immediate Release

Contact: Richard Stapler, Richard.Stapler@sen.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Bill 418, authored by State Senator John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) was approved by members of the State Senate with a bipartisan floor vote of 34 – 0.  SB 418 will preserve access to healthcare service for Pajaro Valley residents by forming a healthcare district and allowing the return to public ownership of Watsonville Community Hospital.




Contact: Richard Stapler

Richard.Stapler@sen.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO – State Senator John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) is authoring urgency legislation, Senate Bill 418, to preserve access to health care for Pajaro Valley residents by forming a health care district and allowing the return to public ownership of Watsonville Community Hospital.

Today, SB 418 received unanimous bipartisan support in Assembly Local Government Committee. The bill now heads to the Assembly Floor for a vote of the full house.




SB 850 was introduced in honor of Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller

Contact: Richard Stapler

Richard.Stapler@sen.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator John Laird (D – Santa Cruz) introduced Senate Bill 850 to ensure families of fallen officers receive their full survival benefits regardless of family structure.