Press Releases

April 22, 2016

SACRAMENTO - The California State Senate delegation to the 2015 Paris, France, United Nations Framework on Climate Change Conference of Parties released the following statement commemorating the national holiday of Earth Day.

Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), and Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) said:


Secondary units are overdue alternatives that will provide affordable housing
April 20, 2016

Sacramento – The supply of accessory dwelling units, a long under used approach to providing affordable workforce housing, would increase across the state under a bill by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that is receiving widespread backing from the business community, affordable housing advocates and urban planners.  SB 1069 was approved with bipartisan support this morning in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, and yesterday in the Transportation and Housing Committee.

New York provides more than five times as much funding as California
March 10, 2016

Sacramento – Joined by legal aid advocates representing non-profits across California, State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) urged members of a Senate budget subcommittee today to push for an increased investment in the state’s Equal Access Fund, a fund used to provide legal services to some of California’s neediest residents.  Wieckowski continues to lead a bipartisan effort to increase funding for legal aid in California, which tops the nation in the number of people living in poverty.

March 10, 2016
Coastal Conservancy receives $3 million grant in Prop. 1 funds to remove invasive Spartina from bay wetlands
February 19, 2016

Hayward – A long-term project to remove the invasive Spartina, a weed that adversely impacts endangered species, tidal mudflats and shorebird foraging habitat, is getting additional funding, as a result of a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) $3 million grant to the state Coastal Conservancy.

February 3, 2016

Sacramento - California stands to benefit from the recent United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change agreement reached in Paris, state senators said today during a hearing on the state’s cap and trade climate investments.

January 22, 2016

Fremont – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), a former Fremont City Council member and Vice Mayor, will present a state resolution honoring the City of Fremont’s 60th Anniversary and participate in a time capsule ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 23 on Capitol Avenue between Fremont Boulevard and State Street. 

January 21, 2016

Sacramento - Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) today issued the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State Address.

January 7, 2016

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-2017 budget proposal.  The Governor’s budget can be found at www.ebudget.ca.gov.

“California has seen an amazing turnaround since emerging out of the Great Recession.  By making tough choices and confronting our big challenges, we have strengthened our finances and built up our reserves.  The Governor’s budget continues this trend and makes crucial investments in key programs. 

November 9, 2015

Placerville – California State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) was named the 2015 Senate Small Business Legislator of the Year by the California Small Business Association (CSBA) during an awards dinner at the organization’s annual Small Business Retreat. 

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