Press Releases

March 30, 2022

FREMONT — As the Covid-19 pandemic spread across California creating a myriad of health and safety problems, including worsening rates of food insecurity, Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen, guided by Chief Executive Officer Gisela B. Bushey, continually increased its services to meet the challenge. 

For her leadership before and during the pandemic, and over 20 years as a nonprofit and philanthropic executive, state Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has selected Bushey as the Woman of the Year for California Senate District 10.

March 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO — Seeking to reduce obstacles to the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), one of the few bright spots in California’s struggle to provide more housing, the Senate Housing Committee today passed Senator Bob Wieckowski’s SB 897.  The bill now heads to the Senate Governance and Finance Committee.

March 7, 2022

My office will be co-hosting a workshop with Golden State Opportunity, Assemblymember Bill Quirk and Assemblymember Alex Lee that will highlight and explain how to apply for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), as well as how to file your state taxes for free.

February 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO – With the Covid-19 pandemic exacerbating the wide chasm between rich and poor Californians, State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has introduced new legislation designed to help low-wage workers keep more of their paychecks in wage garnishment cases.

February 18, 2022

SACRAMENTO — New legislation introduced by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) would ban single-use 1-pound propane cylinders to transition California to reusable canisters that are better for consumers and the environment.

SB 1256 would take effect in January 2028 to give the industry ample time to move to refillable 1-pound cylinders.

February 17, 2022

SACRAMENTO —  With the use of biometric information in technology expanding, State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) today introduced a bill to broaden the definition of biometric information to increase privacy protection for California consumers.

February 4, 2022

HAYWARD – A 76-unit senior housing project in Hayward is receiving $41.2 million from the California Housing Accelerator program, Governor Gavin Newsom announced last night.

The Mission Paradise project is being developed by EAH Housing. It is located at 28000 Mission Boulevard and is geared toward low-income seniors, with 15 units set aside for homeless and seriously mentally ill households.

January 10, 2022

SACRAMENTO ­– State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), the chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection and Energy, issued the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2022-23 state budget proposal.

November 8, 2021

GLASGOW—The California Senate Delegation to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow met virtually with California-based reporters Monday to discuss their trip, how California continues to lead the nation and world in addressing the climate emergency and what they hope to learn and bring back to the Legislature for consideration in 2022.

October 9, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed SB 274 by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), a bill to modernize and increase local government transparency policies by requiring local agencies to email agenda packets to people who request them. The Legislature passed the bill with bipartisan support. It is supported by media organizations, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and the Los Angeles Sunshine Coalition.