Press Releases

November 6, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Responding to calls on Governor Gavin Newsom to convene the Legislature in an effort to address the current wildfire and utility power shut offs, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement:

November 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement following the announcement today that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement:

November 1, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement today regarding wildfires, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), and public safety power shutoffs:

October 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement congratulating Senator Jeff Stone:

“I congratulate Senator Jeff Stone on his appointment as Western Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Labor. The California Senate wishes him the best as he begins this new chapter in his career.”

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October 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to claims from Republican legislators that backsliding on renewable energy is a solution to preventing wildfires and power shutoffs:

October 22, 2019

En Español

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the announced retirement of California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White:

October 21, 2019

En Español

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) today issued the following statement in reaction to the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s announcement of Senate Bill 2 funding to address homelessness:

October 11, 2019

SAN DIEGO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement on Assembly Bill 893 being signed into law:

October 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation establishing a tax credit for the preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings in California by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) was signed into law today by Governor Gavin Newsom, putting into statute a measure that will spark reinvestment in California’s communities.