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SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Angelique Ashby (D-Sacramento) responds to the news coming out of the office of the President pro Tempore today, announcing several key changes in leadership and committee assignments.




SACRAMENTO, CA Today, Senator Angelique V. Ashby (D-Sacramento) thanks Governor Newsom for his response to the ongoing winter storm.




SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Angelique V. Ashby (D-Sacramento) released a statement after five of her bills--SB 321 (Youth Literacy Act), SB 350 (Student Support for Mental Health and Bereavement), SB 374 (Firefighter Memorial Park Restoration Act), SB 578 (Trauma-Informed Harm Reduction for Youth), and SB 659 (California Water Supply Solutions Act of 2023) – were signed by Governor Newsom this evening. He also vetoed SB 731, her Return to Office Employee Notification Act.




SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Angelique V. Ashby (D-Sacramento) released the following statement after her bill, SB 314 was signed by Governor Newsom.



SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Angelique Ashby (D-Sacramento) thanks Governor Newsom for signing a budget agreement that, amongst other things, includes $25 million ongoing to make debt free college a reality for foster youth, $55 million retained for local water projects, and over $10 million for Senate District 8 priorities.




Senator Angelique V. Ashby (D-Sacramento) released the following statement after Governor Newsom signed a budget agreement cementing $25 million to make college debt free for foster youth. (The announcement comes as Ashby’s legislative effort through SB 307 has moved into SB 117 of the California State Budget.)




Senator Angelique V. Ashby (D-Sacramento) released the following statement after her bill SB 788—Parity in Cider and Perry Manufacturing—passed the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee with bipartisan support. SB 788 creates parity in the production of beer, cider, and perry across both large and small manufacturers by allowing craft brewers to produce cider and perry with just their beer license.




Today, Senator Angelique V. Ashby (D-Sacramento) released the following statement after her bill, SB 659, passed the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee.  SB 659, also known as the California Water Supply Solutions Act of 2023, will direct the Department of Water Resources to establish a goal for California to create an additional groundwater recharge capacity of 10 million acre-feet by 2035 without reducing the amount of water available for environmental purposes. The bill also requires the plan to protect safe drinking water and maintain a high level of water quality.