In the News

Thursday, May 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Budget Subcommittee 4 on State Administration and General Government approved $108.4 million for 2020 Census outreach and communication efforts.

To augment outreach efforts, language access and partnerships with parents and schools, the Subcommittee proposes $30 million for community-based organizations and local governments. A minimum of $2.4 million of those funds would be dedicated to Los Angeles County, which has the highest rate of hard-to-count communities in the state.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles) issued the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised state budget proposal:

“I am pleased Governor Newsom listened to the concerns of local leaders and community members to address the epidemic of homelessness. The May Revision increases the state’s support to prevent and mitigate this epidemic by $1 billion.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 7-2 in favor of SB 749, legislation authored by Senator María Elena Durazo (D- Los Angeles) which would make clear that all information in a public contract between a private industry employer and a state or local agency pertaining to job creation, job quality, and job retention, as well as Buy America compliance, is not exempted from the California Public Records Act (CPRA) as a trade secret or for any other reason.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of SB 529, legislation authored by Senator María Elena Durazo (D- Los Angeles) which would ensure a tenant’s right to organize by protecting them from retaliatory eviction. The bill now heads to the Appropriations Committee.

“Tenants who speak up and join their neighbors are at risk of eviction and some cases, harassment,” stated Durazo. “SB 529 seeks to balance power between landlords and tenants and promote fairness in housing.”

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Senator María Elena Durazo introduces Dolores Huerta on the Senate floor in commemoration of Dolores Huerta Day.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles) issued the following statement on the round table discussion hosted by Governor Gavin Newsom with Central American community leaders about the causes of migration:

“I commend Governor Newsom for his leadership and am grateful to join the conversation with our community leaders about the root causes for migration.

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019


SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee voted 7-1 in favor of SB 29, legislation authored by Senator María Elena Durazo (D- Los Angeles) which gives all Californians who qualify for Medi-Cal, access to quality care regardless of immigration status. The bill now heads to the Appropriations Committee.

Thursday, March 14, 2019


SACRAMENTO – California Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles) issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement to impose an indefinite moratorium on carrying out the death penalty:

“I am proud of Governor Newsom for suspending a system that is discriminatory and unjust.