Press Releases

June 30, 2022

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SACRAMENTO – State Senator John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) announced over $60 million will be provided to address critical needs along California’s Central Coast.

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator John Laird announced that he has named Community Human Services (CHS) as Nonprofit of the Year for the 17th Senate District.

CHS is dedicated to providing high quality mental health, substance abuse and homeless services to Monterey County residents.

Senate Climate Workgroup’s 12 Bills Offer Comprehensive Solutions

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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:

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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.

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

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