Press Releases

Pro-democracy measure would boost civic participation

February 4, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Seeking a turnaround in declining participation in the most basic of civic duties – voting – Sen. Bob Hertzberg today introduced a plan to ensure every registered voter statewide has an easy choice between either voting by mail or voting at their polling place during primary, special and general elections.

Announcement comes on 99th anniversary for ‘the people’s attorney’

January 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to ensure that low-income Californians have greater access to equal justice, Sen. Bob Hertzberg today announced a plan to help attorneys pay off student loans if they agree to practice in key areas of public-interest law. Funding would come from donations to a special fund.

Caucus public affairs show conducts Q&A with elected ‘freshman’

January 20, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, a former Assembly Speaker who won a San Fernando Valley senate seat last November, today participated in a segment of the ‘Senate Spotlight’ public affairs program, where he provides an overview of his return to the Legislature and tax reform, including the broad goals for middle-class tax reform President Obama is expected to talk about tonight in his annual State of the Union Address. 

January 12, 2015

I applaud Senator Hertzberg for initiating a much-needed discussion on the future of tax policy in California.  We need to modernize the state General Fund tax base to better reflect the information and service based-economy of the 21st century, and ensure that state and local governments have sufficient resources to make investments in human capital and physical infrastructure needed for California to grow and prosper.

Lawmaker’s first Senate measure lays groundwork for future

January 12, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In a bid to spur upward mobility for all California residents, Sen. Bob Hertzberg has released his plan to revitalize education funding, jumpstart job creation and foster improved state finances and business climate through a review of the state’s boom-and-bust tax structure.

January 6, 2015

Senate Pro Tem Kevin de León announced assignments today

SACRAMENTO – California State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance, today released the following statement upon his appointment today by Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León to the four additional Senate committees: Elections and Constitutional Amendments; Energy, Utilities and Communications; Judiciary; and Natural Resources and Water.

Senate Pro Tem Kevin de León announced assignment today

December 17, 2014

SACRAMENTO – California State Sen. Bob Hertzberg released the following statement upon his appointment today by Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance.

Before Hertzberg, Ray Sotero worked for Sens. Jenny Oropeza and Ted Lieu

December 9, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today the rehiring of Ray Sotero, a longtime Sacramento-area journalist who most recently served as communications director for two former Southland state senators after serving as press secretary for Hertzberg in the Assembly.

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