Press Releases

July 07, 2015

SB 358 Would Be the Strongest Equal Pay Law in the Nation; CA Women Make 84 Cents to Every Dollar a Man Earns

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to close the wage gap that women face at work passed out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support today.

June 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Two bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) related to the recent Refugio Oil Spill passed out of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee today.

June 25, 2015

SANTA BARBARA – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Refugio Oil Spill, and Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Carpinteria), chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, will hold a joint oversight hearing to examine the causes, response to and impacts of the Refugio Oil Spill on Friday in Santa Barbara.

June 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Legislature voted to pass a number of budget bills that now head to the Governor’s desk, including one to provide an additional $265 million for California’s child care and preschool programs.

June 16, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Along with investing significantly in a rainy day fund, paying down debt and including additional funding for schools, higher education, services for veterans, child care and early education, a budget passed yesterday by the State Legislature includes an initial $2.6 million allocation for a new Santa Maria DMV office.

June 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Legislature sent the Governor a budget that includes $409 million in additional funding for early care and education in 2015-16 and $596 million for early care and education for 2016-17. In response, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, which advocated for additional child care funding this year, released the following statement:

June 09, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Three weeks after a corroded oil pipeline ruptured and sent thousands of gallons of oil pouring into the ocean off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) joined legislators today from coastal areas around California and Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) to announce the creation of the Senate Select Committee on the Refugio Oil Spill, which she will chair.

June 03, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Two weeks after a ruptured pipeline led to a devastating oil spill along the Santa Barbara County coastline, a bill jointly authored by Senator Mike McGuire (D- Healdsburg) and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ban new offshore oil drilling in a nearby Marine Protected Area in the Santa Barbara Channel known as Tranquillon Ridge passed off the Senate floor. The vote was 21-13.

June 03, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Two weeks after an oil pipeline ruptured and sent thousands of gallons pouring into the ocean off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Carpinteria) announced plans to introduce legislation to help prevent future spills and improve oil spill response times.

May 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to close the wage gap that women face at work passed off the Senate floor on a unanimous, bipartisan vote today. The vote was 38-0.

Senate Bill 358, the California Fair Pay Act, would ensure that women are paid equally for work that is substantially similar to the work of their male colleagues, and do not face retaliation if they discuss or ask how much their male colleagues are paid. If signed into law, it would be the strongest equal pay law in the nation.

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