Press Releases

May 08, 2014

SACRAMENTO – As California faces a record-breaking drought, a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to allow a groundwater management agency in Ventura County to inspect wells to verify how much water has been withdrawn just passed off the Senate floor on a bipartisan vote. The vote was 27-8.

May 01, 2014

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to help the long-term unemployed get job training and get back to work passed out of the Senate Education Committee. The vote was 8 to 1.

April 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Today, farmworker, health and children’s advocates are holding news conferences around the state on a recently released California Department of Public Health report on agricultural pesticide use near California public schools.  In response, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement:

April 24, 2014

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prohibit non-profit affordable housing projects from being charged certain fees or back taxes passed out of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee today. The vote was 5-0.

April 16, 2014

SACRAMENTO -- State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced today that, due to a lack of support from some of her legislative colleagues in the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee, she is shelving a bill this year to create the nation’s first statewide drug take-back program for prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Jackson plans to introduce a bill tackling this same topic next year.

April 02, 2014

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D- Santa Barbara) to prohibit forced or coerced sterilizations in prisons cleared its first hurdle today, passing out the Senate Health Committee on a unanimous, bipartisan vote. The vote was 9-0.
 

March 28, 2014

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

“This weekend, across California and the nation, we will remember the extraordinary life and contributions of César Chávez. 

March 26, 2014

Program Would Ease California Taxpayer Burdens by Asking Highly Profitable Drug Industry To Share Financial Responsibility

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to create the nation’s first statewide program to dispose of leftover prescription and over-the-counter drugs passed out of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today. The vote was 5-1.

The bill will be heard next in the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee on April 21.

March 19, 2014

SANTA BARBARA – Despite recent rain, California continues to face the most serious drought it has seen in decades. The Central Coast is among the most impacted areas of the state, having been recently designated an area of  “extreme drought” by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

March 17, 2014

VENTURA – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) will host a workshop next week on the new California Competes Tax Credit.

The workshop will be held on Monday, March 24 at 8:30 a.m. in the Community Meeting Room of Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street, Ventura.

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