Press Release

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Legislation co-sponsored by Eastern Municipal Water District that would improve resources for failing water systems now awaits the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown after gaining widespread support from both houses of California's legislature.

Assembly Bill 2050 – the Small System Water Authority Act of 2018, which is authored by Assemblywoman Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) – passed out of the Assembly on Monday, August. 27, 2018, where it had been taken up for concurrence, after earning support from the State Senate the prior week. Gov. Brown is anticipated to take action on the bill in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018

During his eight years as a state senator, Anthony Cannella rarely speechified on the Senate floor, unlike his more verbose colleagues.

But he did so last Friday, the last day of the 2016-18 biennial session and Canella’s last time on the floor.

Cannella, a Republican from Modesto, rose to talk about a bill that would fast-track an Inglewood arena for the Clippers basketball team through the regulatory thicket of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Cannella read a list of the projects, most of them professional sports venues, that have received such favored treatment recently, to wit:

Friday, August 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Anna Caballero today applauded Governor Brown for signing AB 2859, which requires community pharmacies to carry safe storage products that keep medications locked and secured at home.

Monday, August 27, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) spoke about the very real threat to rural communities posed by the State Water Board’s water plan during the “Stop the Water Grab” rally at the State Capitol.

Monday, August 27, 2018

(Sacramento) - La asambleísta Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) expresó su descontento sobre la nueva amenaza que representa el plan sobre el agua a nivel estatal en las comunidades agrícolas durante la protesta “Stop the Water Grab”.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Faced with the worst summer fire season in 10 years, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing broad new changes to California’s logging rules that would allow landowners to cut larger trees and build temporary roads without obtaining a permit as a way to thin more forests across the state.

The proposal — which has the support of the timber industry but is being opposed by more than a dozen environmental groups — would represent one of the largest changes to the state’s timber harvesting rules in the past 45 years.

The legislative session ends for the year next Friday. On Thursday, the details were still being negotiated by legislative leaders and the governor’s office behind the scenes and had not yet been formally introduced in a bill or put up for a vote.