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SB 16 helps level the playing field for borrowers who have defaulted on their private loans
August 28, 2017

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will be joined by California State University students at a press conference in support of his Senate Bill 16, which would lower the cap on the amount of wages private student loan lenders can garnish from borrowers.  The bill, supported by a large group of consumer advocates, is currently on the Assembly floor and is one step away from going to the Governor.

August 18, 2017

San Jose –Sen. Bob Wieckowski and Assemblymember Evan Low will host a Senior Scam Stopper Seminar to educate local residents to protect themselves from a variety of financial, home improvement, insurance, telemarketing, and real estate scams.  Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager and San Jose Councilmember Dev Davis will speak, along with representatives from law enforcement and state agencies.

August 18, 2017

Dear Friend,

I will be hosting a “Senior Scam Stopper” Seminar at the Rose Garden Library on Monday, August 21st with the Contractors State Licensing Board, Assemblymember Evan Low, Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager, and San Jose Councilmember Dev Davis.

July 21, 2017

Sacramento – Sen. Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to provide more transit-oriented developments and affordable housing near BART stations was signed today by Governor Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 680 is supported by affordable housing advocates throughout the Bay Area.

SB 680 extends the boundaries where BART can pursue commercial, residential or mixed-use development from a quarter mile to a half-mile of its stations.  The move is consistent with policies for other transit village developments in California.

July 13, 2017

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) issued the following statement following today’s Senate Environmental Quality Committee vote on Cap and Trade.

“My top priority is extending Cap and Trade beyond 2020 to ensure California continues its role as a global leader in fighting climate change.  Although I would prefer a much more robust Cap and Trade program as spelled out in SB 775, the Governor’s proposal attempts to move us forward to 2030.

July 10, 2017

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s bill clarifying that current mediation confidentiality statutes do not apply to legally-required financial disclosures in family law cases was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown.  The bill codifies an appellate court ruling from 2014.

SB 680 will help increase the number of affordable housing units in the Bay Area region
July 6, 2017

Sacramento – Bay Area residents could see more transit-oriented developments near BART stations after the state Assembly approved a bill authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) today. Senate Bill 680 now heads to Governor Jerry Brown for his consideration.

SB 680 extends the boundaries where BART can pursue commercial, residential or mixed-use development from a quarter mile to a half-mile of its stations.  The move is consistent with policies for other transit village developments in California.

Wieckowski's SB 775 would create a post-2020 framework to meet California's strict 2030 limits
June 30, 2017

Sacramento – A growing number of statewide and regional organizations in California, representing thousands of members, are lining up in support of SB 775, the Cap and Trade bill unveiled last month by Senator Bob Wieckowski and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León. The groups include climate activists, environmental justice organizations, consumer advocates, physicians, cities and academics. 

June 28, 2017

Sacramento – Latinas in STEM, an organization seeking to inspire and empower Latinas in K-12, college and professional careers to pursue and thrive in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) opportunities was named Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont).  The organization was recognized today at the 2nd Annual California Nonprofits Day at the state Capitol.

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