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Senate Leader Kevin de León and Treasurer John Chiang Vow to Fight for Californians’ Right to Retirement Security

May 18, 2017

SACRAMENTO  – State Treasurer John Chiang and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) said today that California’s Secure Choice program remains on track to provide retirement security to nearly 6.8 million private-sector workers who do not have access to a retirement savings plan from their employer.

Senate Leader Kevin de León and Treasurer John Chiang Announce Next Steps for California’s Secure Choice Retirement Program

May 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D – Los Angeles) and State Treasurer John Chiang will announce how California’s Secure Choice Program will remain on track to provide millions of private-sector workers in California with a retirement savings plan.                                              
The California Secure Choice program stands on firm legal and statutory ground despite President Trump, Congressional Republicans and Wall Street’s efforts to end retirement programs administered at the state level.

Senate Rules Committee Announces Senate Committee Changes

May 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee today announced the following changes to Senate standing committees and their membership.                                                                                                          
Governmental Organization:
Appointed Senator Bill Dodd (D – Napa), Chair
Senator Steven Glazer (D – Orinda) remains a member of the committee.

State Coastal Conservancy Grants $2 million to City of Los Angeles for Taylor Yard River Park Planning

May 05, 2017

LOS ANGELES - The Board of the State Coastal Conservancy, the State agency responsible for the protection and restoration of California’s coast and waterways, has authorized the disbursement of up to $2 million to the City of Los Angeles to develop the Implementation Plan for the Taylor Yard River Park on the Los Angeles River.

Senate Leader Pledges California Will Continue to Implement Retirement Savings Programs for Private Sector Workers Despite Congress’ Vote to Derail State Retirement Plans

May 03, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), author of California’s Secure Choice Retirement Savings program (SB 1234), issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s approval today of a resolution aimed at eliminating state retirement programs for private sector workers.

California Senate Leader Introduces 100 Percent Clean Energy Measure

May 02, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) on Tuesday introduced Senate Bill 100, The California Clean Energy Act of 2017, which puts the state on the path to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2045.

VIDEO: Press Conference: California Senate Leader Introduces 100 Percent Clean Energy Measure