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Press Releases

October 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Henry Stern issued the following statement as another wave of power shutoffs impacts hundreds of thousands of California residents:

We have to get through the current crises, but suffice it to say the lack of a backup plan for these public safety power shutoffs is reckless, endangering loved ones, especially the medically vulnerable, across our community. I am angry and I know you are too.

Press Releases

October 18, 2019

SACRAMENTO ­– A coalition of California legislators today called for an aggressive shift toward community-based resilience solutions that empower and protect families in light of sweeping public safety power shutoffs that endanger our most vulnerable and leave millions without power.

Senators Stern, Allen, Dodd, Hill, Jackson, McGuire, Skinner and Wiener and Assemblymembers Rivas, Smith and Wood issued the following statement:

Press Releases

August 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Henry Stern issued the following statement applauding the Wildlife Conservation Board’s approval of a $390,000 grant to restore and enhance the Liberty Canyon wildlife underpass damaged in the Woolsey Fire, coming on the heels of a successful advocacy campaign to secure a $300 million extension of the state’s Habitat Conservation Fund:

Press Releases

July 12, 2019

CALABASAS – Senator Henry Stern today issued the following statement applauding Governor Newsom’s swift action to dismiss a top oil regulator found to own shares in major oil companies:

“I am grateful to the watchdogs and muckrakers out there who play an indispensable role in oil and gas industry oversight. The Newsom Administration’s reaction was swift and principled and will help us rebuild public trust that DOGGR is on their side. 

Press Releases

July 2, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Henry Stern’s SB 630 was signed on Monday by Governor Newsom. The bill, recently endorsed by the Los Angeles City Council, will empower communities to take a local approach to fight human trafficking by making clear that current law does not prevent a local governing body from acting to prevent slavery or human trafficking.

Press Releases

June 27, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) yesterday approved a request submitted by a coalition of legislators to examine county practices and make recommendations for treating the gravely disabled. Submitted by Senators Henry Stern, John Moorlach and Scott Wiener and Assemblymembers Phillip Chen, Laura Friedman and Miguel Santiago, the audit will provide critical insight into the application of the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act by Los Angeles County and two other counties selected by the State Auditor.