Senators Ricardo Lara and Toni Atkins rally with California’s nurses in support of SB 562 – the Healthy California Act – to create a universal, single-payer healthcare system to cover all residents.
The California Senate today passed SB 214, legislation by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will strengthen the capacity of the San Diego River Conservancy to protect and enhance historic, cultural, and natural resources within the watershed along the 52-mile San Diego River. The vote was 33 to 5. The measure now moves on to the Assembly.
SB 214 adds representation from the City of Santee and the Kumeyaay Diegueño Land Conservancy to the conservancy’s Board of Directors. It also provides the conservancy with greater ability to enter into joint-powers agreements.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Department of California, will name state Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) “Legislators of the Year” at its annual Legislative Day Reception tonight in Sacramento.
Senator Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has issued the following statement in response to the announcement today by the San Diego LGBT Center Board of Directors that Dr. Delores Jacobs will not renew her contract as CEO of the Center in 2018:
“I want to acknowledge and thank Delores Jacobs for her leadership at the helm of the LGBT Center these last 16 years. I was the District 3 City Council member when the Center’s Board brought in Dr. Jacobs at a crucial time in the organization’s history.
This week, three bills authored by Sen. Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) cleared key policy committees.
Friday, March 24, was a good day for California. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan informed the president that he didn't have the votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with something that would have been terrible for our state, and the bill was effectively dead.
That same day - as the Senate Health Committee (I'm privileged to be a member) held an informational hearing at San Diego State University on how the ACA has benefitted California and how Ryan's bill would impact our state - we called what happened in Washington, D.C., a "pause."
Dear friends and neighbors,
I am pleased to announce that the California Senate Health Committee will be holding a special hearing this Friday, March 24, in San Diego, focusing on the impacts that the proposed American Health Care Act are likely to have on our state.
The hearing will take place from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Fowler Family Ballroom, in the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, at San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive.
The Senate Governance and Finance Committee today voted 5-2 to pass SB 2 – the Building Homes and Jobs Act – legislation authored by Senator Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) that will create a permanent source of funding for affordable housing.
The bill was previously endorsed by the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee and now moves on to the Senate Appropriations Committee, the last step before consideration by the full Senate.