Press Releases

September 23, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released a statement today following Governor Gavin Newsom signing 2021-2022 state budget trailer bills, including several that make historic investments in California’s climate resiliency efforts:

September 23, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released a statement today following Governor Gavin Newsom signing into law SB 1, the Sea Level Rise Mitigation and Adaptation Act of 2021, which would provide tools and resources for communities to address the impacts of sea level rise:

September 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released a statement today following Governor Gavin Newsom signing into law SB 9, the California Housing Opportunity and More Efficiency (HOME) Act, which widens access to housing for California’s working families and provides homeowners with more options to create intergenerational wealth:

September 10, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate adjourned the first year of the 2021-22 legislative session having made monumental strides for Californians and historic investments in climate change, wildfire, drought, schools, infrastructure, and health care.

September 9, 2021

 

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) released the following statements regarding the Senate passing budget bills that will improve the quality of life for Californians and protect the state’s natural resources:

 

Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins:

September 9, 2021

SACRAMENTO –Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has appointed three top leaders to serve on the governing board of the Cradle-to-Career Data System, which links information across spectrums like education and social services in an effort to better equip policymakers, educators, and the public to address disparities and improve student outcomes.

September 7, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), appointed Clarissa Falcon to the California Transportation Commission during its meeting today.

“With over 25 years of experience, Clarissa Falcon is a well-respected and collaborative community relations expert and problem solver,” Pro Tem Atkins said. “Clarissa will help ensure that as our state continues to grow, our transportation infrastructure and policies will serve and improve the quality of life for all Californians.”

September 2, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California State Senate passed Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins’ SB 1, the Sea Level Rise Mitigation and Adaptation Act of 2021, which would provide tools and resources for communities to address this imminent climate change reality.

September 1, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement on SB 1 passing the Assembly in a 58-10 bipartisan vote:

August 30, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California State Senate passed Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins’ SB 9, the California Housing Opportunity and More Efficiency (HOME) Act, which now awaits Governor Gavin Newsom’s action. The bill is a critical piece of the Senate’s Housing Package, and would provide homeowners more options to create intergenerational wealth and widen opportunities for California’s working families.