Press Releases

May 14, 2013

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement on the May Revise, the Governor’s revised budget proposal based on the latest revenue estimates:

“I’m pleased that our state’s finances remain stable, and that, for the first time in many years, we are able to take a deep breath and start repairing the damage done by years of budget cuts, while continuing to govern responsibly.  I’m pleased that the Governor has proposed a budget that errs towards “prudence” rather than “exuberance.”

May 13, 2013

SANTA BARBARA – Central Coast small business owners and employees will soon have an opportunity to learn first-hand how the Affordable Care Act will affect them.

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) is presenting a working lunch for small businesses on the new federal health care law. It will be held on Friday, June 7 from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Santa Barbara City College, East Campus Cafeteria, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara.

May 02, 2013

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to protect drinking water and bring more regulation and oversight to the oil and gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking, passed out of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. The vote was 6-3.

April 29, 2013

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday at 1:30, a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would prohibit car dealers and rental car companies from selling used cars that are under a safety recall and have not been fixed will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

April 29, 2013

SANTA BARBARA – Today, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) safely and publicly disposed of her unused prescription drug medication at an event designed to raise awareness about her Senate Bill 727, a bill that would require drug manufacturers to develop a comprehensive, statewide plan for the safe disposal of unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

April 25, 2013

SANTA BARBARA – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), the author of a bill requiring drug manufacturers to develop a plan for the safe disposal of unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs, will be safely disposing of her own unused medications on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.

April 24, 2013

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prevent lawsuits and give mobile home owners more of a say when their mobile home park is being subdivided and sold passed out of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee yesterday. The vote was 7-3.

April 08, 2013

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced a bill that will require a detailed report outlining the costs of operating a nuclear powerplant.

March 29, 2013

SACRAMENTO – The life of civil rights leader and labor organizer Cesar Chávez will be celebrated on Sunday, March 31st. In honor of that day, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released this statement:

“As we approach what would have been his 86th birthday, we remember the extraordinary life of Cesar Chávez. 

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