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April 21, 2021

SACRAMENTO – In response to today’s announcement by Governor Newsom and administration officials on drought conditions in California, Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) issued the following statement:

April 16, 2021

As California continues to lead in a variety of industries, it's important that we stay connected to other corners of the world in order to network, collaborate and grow. My sincere thanks to Arirang News and Global Insight for having me on your program to talk infrastructure, drought resiliency and a lot more!

April 13, 2021

A CalMatters investigation found that at least 1,300 people have been locked in county jails for longer than three years awaiting a trial or sentencing.

“A lot of people…are held in jail just because they’ve got no money, not because they’re a flight risk or a public safety risk,” said state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, a Los Angeles Democrat who also sits on the judiciary committee.

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April 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) released the following statement in response to today’s vote on SB 467:

“As a lifelong advocate for California’s environment, I believe our world must transition away from fossil fuels and address the looming threat of climate change,” says Senator Hertzberg. “But the bill before us today does nothing to foster that transition by reducing demand for oil in our state or in the global marketplace.”

March 25, 2021

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg, Senator Nancy Skinner, and Assemblymember Rob Bonta issued the following statements today, celebrating the California Supreme Court’s ruling that the state’s money bail system is unconstitutional:

March 24, 2021

SACRAMENTO – With today’s announcement that Governor Gavin Newsom has nominated Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) for the next California Attorney General, Senator Bob Hertzberg has provided the following statement:

March 23, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Today, Californians find themselves staring down another climate emergency – this time, it’s drought. The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced it expects to deliver a mere 5 percent of requested water supplies this year – a low we have not seen since the last historic drought.

March 15, 2021

Madeleine Fugate was born in Los Angeles, and is being raised by a single mom. She is 14 years old and an 8th grade honors student at The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California. Her COVID-19 Memorial Quilt began in April 2020 as a 7thgrade Community Action Project.

March 9, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) released the following statement today in response to Governor Gavin Newsom delivering his 2021 State of the State address:

March 7, 2021

Think California has a housing crisis?

Here’s what the real thing looks like: 16 million people, all suddenly out of work, all needing places to stay and ways to gain a foothold in the American economy. This was the situation in 1944 and it was a crisis.

The millions were the men and women serving in World War II. Just two weeks after the D-Day fight to take Omaha Beach, and in anticipation of soldiers returning home, FDR signed the first GI Bill, which gave legions of returning veterans a chance to borrow the money for a home.