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March 25, 2021

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) SB 274, a bill to modernize local government transparency policies by requiring agencies to email agenda packets to people who request them, passed today out of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee with bipartisan support. The bill is supported by the Los Angeles Sunshine Coalition and a number of media organizations.

March 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO –  As more cars become equipped with in-vehicle cameras capable of recording the interior of the vehicle cabin and the actions of the driver, consumers face another threat to their privacy in a place where they might spend a great deal of their time every day.

March 16, 2021

Dear Neighbor,

My office will be co-hosting a workshop with Golden State Opportunity, Assemblymember Bill Quirk and Assemblymember Alex Lee that will highlight and explain the recently approved Golden State Stimulus.

March 16, 2021

SANTA CLARA – The Covid-19 pandemic has not diminished Sandra Dailey’s passion for cooking. After leaving a successful biotech sales and marketing career, the Santa Clara resident opened her own catering company and built a roster of corporate clients including eBay, Apple, Google and Intel. But once the pandemic hit, Dailey, the founder and CEO of Sandi’s Cobbler Cups, knew she had to pivot.

SB 38 would create consumer-friendly system with expanded access to return containers
March 15, 2021

SACRAMENTO ­– With fewer locations available for California consumers to recycle beverage containers and redemption rates plummeting in the state, the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today approved SB 38, a bill by Sen. Bob Wieckowski to transform the broken system by shifting more responsibility onto beverage distributors and increasing locations where consumers can return their containers.

Expanded $573 million package builds on Governor's $323 million proposal
March 2, 2021

Sacramento – The state Senate Budget Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection and Energy approved a $573 million proposal on early action wildfire budget issues today, expanding on Governor Newsom’s request for $323 million in funding in this year’s budget.  The early action wildfire package will be part of negotiations with the Assembly and the Newsom administration.

February 22, 2021

The California Legislature today approved an immediate relief and stimulus package for families and businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 recession.

The package offers $7.6 billion in assistance in the form of fee relief, stimulus payments, financial assistance, child care subsidies, and student aid for families and businesses who have faced devastating economic hardship because of COVID-19. 

February 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO – California State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has introduced a package of bills to protect worker rights, reform the state’s broken Bottle Bill program, require a label on products with synthetic food dyes and notify consumers when their debt is sold, along with other pro-consumer legislation. Friday marked the bill introduction deadline in the California Legislature.

January 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski, a member of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and the chair of its subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection and Energy, issued the following statement today on Governor Gavin Newsom’s state budget.

“Approving our state budget is one of the most important actions we take as legislators. But this year, given the vast challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, our economy, the need to prevent mass evictions, education and our worsening climate crisis, it’s extraordinarily important.

December 23, 2020

SACRAMENTO – California small business owners and non-profits can apply for some of the $500 million in California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program funds the state is offering beginning on December 30, State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) announced today. The formal application period will run from Dec. 30, 2020 to January 8, 2021.