Latest Press Releases

Senator Corbett to Introduce Legislation to Prevent Future Assisted Living Facility Tragedies

November 12, 2013

Bill Addresses Needs Highlighted in Valley Springs Manor, Castro Valley Case

SACRAMENTO – Following the tragic situation at the Valley Springs Manor in Castro Valley in late October, Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) today announced that she will introduce legislation that will bolster the facility inspection and complaint investigation process, as well as ensure a comprehensive plan that addresses the immediate and long term needs of assisted living residents following a facility closure.

Senator Corbett Named County Veterans Service Officers' 2013 Legislator of the Year

November 07, 2013

Honored for Supporting California’s Veterans, CVSO’s

Senator Corbett Applauds End of BART Strike

October 22, 2013

Thanks Management, Labor Representatives for Collaboration

SACRAMENTO - Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) issued the statement below following the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) tentative agreement reached last night:

“As the State Senator representing thousands of East Bay and Tri Valley residents impacted by the BART strike, I would like to thank the riders and the rest of the traveling public for their patience.  I would also like to sincerely thank management and labor representatives for all of their hard work in negotiating the final resolution.”

East Bay Legislators Urge BART Agreement Today

October 21, 2013

(Oakland, CA) – Assemblymembers Rob Bonta, Bill Quirk, Nancy Skinner, and Bob Wieckowski and Senators Ellen Corbett and Loni Hancock released the following statement on the ongoing negotiations between BART and its employees:

Governor Signs Corbett Limo Safety Bill

October 11, 2013

SB 109 Ensures Passengers Can Safely, Quickly Exit Limos in Emergencies

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) announces that Governor Jerry Brown today signed a critical limousine safety bill that increases the number of required exit points in the passenger compartment of these vehicles.

Governor Signs Corbett Bill Protecting Military / Veteran Emblems

October 10, 2013

SB 272 Passed Legislature With Strong Bipartisan Support

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Governor Jerry Brown approved bipartisan legislation increasing protections against the deceptive use of military emblems to make it seem like military or veteran service organizations endorse financial products or services.

Senators Corbett and DeSaulnier Host Artist of the Year Celebration

October 08, 2013

WHO:        Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay)
WHAT:       “Artist of the Year” Celebration
WHEN:      Wednesday, October 16th @ 5:00pm – 7:00pm

WHERE:    Museum on Main
                    603 Main Street

Senator Corbett Hosts Habitat Means Home Poster Contest Awardees Celebration

October 07, 2013

WHO:         Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay)
WHAT:         2013 “Habitat Means Home” Poster Contest Awardees Celebration
WHEN:        Friday, October 11th @ 4:30pm – 6:00pm

WHERE:      Office of Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett

Governor Brown Signs Bipartisan Made in California Bill

October 04, 2013

SB 12 Helps California Small Businesses Compete Nationally, Abroad

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown signed bipartisan legislation authored by Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) that creates the “Made in California” program. 

Sponsored by Small Business California, SB 12 creates the “Made in California” program that will allow California manufacturers to capitalize on the state’s global and national reputation and better market their products in an increasingly competitive economic environment.

Senator Corbett to Introduce Legislation Supporting the BRAIN Initiative

October 04, 2013

Project To Research Cure For Brain Disorders, Create Jobs Throughout CA

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) convened the Senate Select Committee on Emerging Technology: Biotechnology and Green Energy Jobs on the campus of the University of California, San Diego to start a timely discussion on the challenges and opportunities of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (“BRAIN”) Initiative. 

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