Press Releases

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.

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.

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