Press Releases

May 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement commending the Assembly for passing AB 392:

May 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) today announced that the Senate Rules Committee has appointed the following Senators to the 2019-20 Budget Conference Committee:

Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), Chair
Senator John M. W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa)
Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama)
Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside)
Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley)

May 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO - California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Chair Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) today announced the Senate’s key priorities for the 2019-2020 budget as the June 15, 2019 deadline for passing a budget approaches.

May 17, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement on calls to remove SB 50 from Appropriations Committee jurisdiction:

May 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement reacting to the decision by the Senate Appropriations Committee to defer SB 50 until Jan. 2020:

May 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) authored a resolution taken up today on the Senate Floor declaring May as Small Business Month.

“Small businesses are critical to the economic well-being of this state,” Senate Leader Atkins said. “These small businesses represent an overwhelming share of California’s workforce, employing more than 7 million people and generating billions of dollars for California’s economy. They also help define the unique character of our diverse communities.”

May 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The State Senate has announced a plan to ensure safe drinking water throughout California.

The Senate’s proposal would implement a Safe Drinking Water Fund as outlined under SB 200, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel). Rather than relying on new revenues, the Senate’s proposal authorizes the continuous appropriation of $150 million annually from the General Fund, with the same level of protections in place that a new fee would provide to ensure the funds are used only to secure safe drinking water in the most vulnerable communities.

May 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement reacting to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May revision to the proposed state budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year:

April 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has appointed former Senator, Montebello Mayor and City Councilmember, Vanessa Delgado, to fill the vacancy on the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) Governing Board.

April 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has announced the creation of a Senate Select Committee to assess policy options outlined in Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2019 Report: “Wildfires and Climate Change - California's Energy Future.”