Press Releases

Sen. Bob Hertzberg seeks to provide businesses, schools, hospitals innovative power choices

March 2, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Pointing to how Google and the University of California are already making energy-saving power choices, Sen. Bob Hertzberg today announced introduction of an innovative plan that recognizes how the energy market has changed in the last decade.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21

February 25, 2015

Please join us for an open house Saturday, March 21, at your newly updated Senate District 18 District Office so you can conduct your own first-hand tour of what we sincerely hope will be a popular, open-to-the-public community space for San Fernando Valley residents.By attending, you will have an opportunity to:

Sen. Bob Hertzberg seeks to better protect families, the unemployed

February 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In May 1961, Chloe and Alderson Muncy of Paynesville, West Virginia were the first recipients of modern food assistance, granted through an executive order by President Kennedy.

Three years later, on Aug. 31, 1964, then-President Johnson signed the Food Stamp Act of 1964, permanently cementing one of the centerpiece initiatives from the War on Poverty. As Johnson said at the time, this program applies “the power of America’s … abundance to the task of building a better life for every American.”

Hearing by Sen. Bob Hertzberg to begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25

February 20, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Stakeholders in the management of stormwater and urban runoff will consider emerging approaches to paying for stormwater projects during a public hearing in Sacramento convened by Sens. Bob Hertzberg and Fran Pavley on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, beginning at 2 p.m.

Joining Sen. Hertzberg, chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance, and Sen. Pavley, chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, will be several stormwater policy experts. 

Improved public access to information sought

February 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO – On the eve of International Open Data Day, Sen. Bob Hertzberg introduced a bill to require local government agencies to conduct system-wide inventories of collected data and make the inventories publicly available under the California Public Records Act. 

Measure to speed up how wills are processed sponsored by State Bar

February 11, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to save time and money for both the bereaved and taxpayers, Sen. Bob Hertzberg today announced introduction of  State Bar-sponsored plan to streamline certain court proceedings when addressing disposition of the assets of someone who has died.

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.

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