Press Releases

July 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles) issued the following statement regarding the death of Los Angeles Police Department Officer Juan Diaz:

June 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles), Chair of Senate Budget Subcommittee 4, issued the following statement on the budget passed by the Legislature today:

June 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles) today issued the following statement regarding the California Legislature Conference Committee on the Budget:

June 05, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles) issued the following statement on the results of the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count:

“Homelessness is a chronic issue that requires massive local resources and services across all of California. In Los Angeles County, the number of people experiencing homelessness rose 12% from last year. These numbers are an overwhelming reminder that we must act more forcefully and comprehensively to end the homelessness epidemic...

May 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today approved Senate Bill 29, legislation authored by Senator María Elena Durazo (D- Los Angeles) which provides full-scope Medi-Cal benefits to undocumented young adults age 19-25 and seniors age 65 and over, regardless of immigration status.

May 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee approved funding for the expansion of full-scope Medi-Cal benefits to undocumented young adults age 19-25 and seniors age 65 and over, effective January 1, 2020.

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.

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:

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.

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.