Press Releases

May 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Majority Leader Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) took one step further to reform the predatory money bail system. SB 262, approved with a supermajority vote of the California State Senate, ensures no person is kept behind bars before trial simply because they cannot afford to post bail.

April 29, 2021

SAN FERNANDO – Governor Newsom, joined alongside Senate Majority Leader Hertzberg, has signed AB 80 into law. California businesses that took part in the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) should soon receive some welcome tax relief. As a longtime steward of economic development in the Golden State, Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) has provided the following statement:

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 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:

February 18, 2021

SACRAMENTO – This week, the Legislature joined with the Governor to announce a $9.6 Billion Immediate Action Stimulus Agreement that will deliver much-needed funding for those experiencing pandemic hardship throughout the State. To help ensure California regains economic stability, this stimulus package of immediate actions includes: