Press Releases

SB 477 provides needed relief for graduates
February 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Californians burdened with high student loan debt would get some much-needed relief on their taxes under a bill introduced today by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont).  SB 477 would allow people to take a greater tax deduction for the interest paid for student loans.

February 20, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Trump administration is poised to roll back federal clean car standards, 200 legislators from 14 states joined together today in calling on the auto industry to oppose the rollback and instead support the lifesaving and money-saving standards. A letter signed by the lawmakers was sent to 20 automakers and appeared in an ad in The Hill.  

January 31, 2019

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski, the chairman of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation, made the following statement following today’s informational hearing on Wildfire and Emergency Response and Preparedness.

The officer would be appointed by the Governor
January 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – With the threat of wildfires, mudslides and other disasters posed by climate change expected to worsen, State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) today announced new legislation to create a position of chief officer of climate adaptation and resilience.  The chief officer would be appointed by the Governor and lead climate adaptation action out of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, under Wieckowski’s SB 168.

SB 13 follows up his previous successful bills on ADUs
December 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is renewing his effort to resolve part of the state’s housing crisis by introducing SB 13, a bill that would reduce development impact fees and eliminate other barriers  for homeowners who want to construct accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on their property. In addition to impact fees, other remaining barriers to ADU construction include owner-occupancy requirements, ADU permit reviews, and setbacks.

November 16, 2018

Dear Friends,

As we enter the holiday season, California’s economy remains strong with forecasts projecting more growth for the Golden State.  We have the fifth-largest economy in the world and a booming clean energy economy.  We will start 2019 in good fiscal shape.

October 5, 2018

CASTRO VALLEY – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will recognize four Latino leaders and organizations in the fields of health care, youth outdoor education, labor and Latina immigrant community empowerment at his 6th Annual Latino Heritage Leadership Awards Ceremony this Thursday in the Castro Valley Library Community Room.

October 5, 2018

SANTA CLARA – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will co-host a Halloween Safety Resource Fair with Assembly member Kansen Chu (D-San Jose), Supervisor Ken Yeager and the Santa Clara Police Department to provide brochures, safety tips and Halloween treats to children and parents at a Halloween Safety Resource Fair this Wednesday in the Central Park Library Redwood Room.

October 4, 2018

I am proud to co-host a Halloween Safety Resource Fair with the Santa Clara Police Department, Assemblymember Kansen Chu, and Supervisor Ken Yeager.

We will have available brochures and other materials on safety tips for parents and children for the Halloween holiday. Members of my district staff will also be on hand to answer constituent questions and listen to concerns you may have.

September 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to eliminate a housing loophole that allows charter cities to reduce sites zoned for affordable housing, even if the action is inconsistent with the cities’ adopted general plans, was signed today by Governor Jerry Brown. SB 1333 is supported by housing advocates who at a time when the state is in the middle of a severe affordability shortage want all cities to do their fair share to end the crisis.

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