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Central Valley's climate change impacts and regional efforts to adapt will be explored at Tuesday's hearing
September 17, 2015

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s Environmental Quality Committee will hold its latest regional hearing on climate change adaptation this Tuesday at the University of California, Merced.  The hearing, “Central Valley Regional Adaptation Efforts to Climate Change Impacts” will feature state and local officials from agriculture, fire, water and air departments and districts. 

Five individuals to be honored for outstanding service
September 17, 2015

San Jose - State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will honor five outstanding leaders at his 3rd Annual Latino Heritage Leadership Awards Ceremony this Friday afternoon. 

“These five individuals from health care, journalism, foundations, the private sector and academia continue to make outstanding contributions to all parts of the 10th State Senate District and the Latino communities in Alameda and Santa Clara counties,” Wieckowski said.

The honorees are:

SB 501 aids low-income workers and SB 641 helps consumers fight abusive debt collection practices
September 10, 2015

Sacramento – The California State Senate passed two bills by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that will help low-income Californians living paycheck to paycheck keep more of their wages from being garnished and give consumers their day in court to contest illegal debt collection actions.  The bills, SB 501 and SB 641, now head to Governor Brown for his consideration.  

They are part of Wieckowski’s Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative to decrease income inequality by helping people make ends meet and reduce the burden of debt. 

SB 246 will improve California's efforts to plan and prepare for impacts of climate change
September 10, 2015

Sacramento – A bill by state Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to improve California’s ability to adapt to the impacts of climate change passed the state Senate today and now heads to Governor Brown for his consideration.   SB 246 has widespread support among environmental groups and local government agencies.

California moves to take steps against illegal debt collection tactics as federal agency cracks down on widespread abuses
September 9, 2015

Sacramento – The California State Assembly approved two bills by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to help low-income Californians living paycheck to paycheck keep more of their earnings from being garnished and to protect the due process rights of all consumers fighting abusive tactics by debt collectors.   The bills, SB 501 and SB 641, head back to the Senate for concurrence on Assembly amendments before heading to the Governor’s desk.

He joins Attorney General Harris, Senate President De León in favor of consumer debt relief package for low-income Californians
September 3, 2015

Sacramento – One of the state’s top-elected fiscal officials declared his support for Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont)  Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative, a three-bill package to help low-income Californians get out of debt and to protect them from abusive debt collection practices.  The three bills, SB 308, SB 501 and SB 641, are on the Assembly floor.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
August 26, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and representatives of consumer organizations spoke in support of  the Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative, a three-bill package, authored by Wieckowski, to reform California’s bankruptcy and debt collection laws to help low-income families get back on their feet.  A representative from Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office also attended in support of the package.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
August 24, 2015

Sacramento – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León will join Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and representatives of legal aid centers, labor and consumer organizations Tuesday in support of the Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative, a three-bill package to reform California’s bankruptcy and debt collection laws to help low-income families get back on their feet.

Who:               Senator Bob Wieckowski, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Ted Mermin (East Bay Community Law Center), consumer advocates

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