Latest Press Releases

Emeryville-based wins praise from Sen. Loni Hancock, state government and business leaders

February 03, 2016

 Guest Press Release

The California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank Celebrates 1,000th Loan Guarantee to Help Small Businesses Prosper
Modern-twist, Emeryville-Based Sustainable Green Products Company, Presented with a Symbolic $450,000 Check

Chair of Senate Committee on Public Safety reacts to Gov. Brown’s support for prison-reform initiative

January 27, 2016

NOTE: Listen to an audio interview of Sen. Hancock at the link below.

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Loni Hancock, chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety, today released the following statement in support of Gov. Brown’s announcement today for the amended prison-reform measure for the November 2016 ballot:

“These are positive, common-sense steps forward to increase rehabilitation and reduce recidivism in our state prison system,” said Hancock, D-Oakland. “This is a bipartisan effort and will mean safer communities with fewer victims.

Statewide mattress recycling program debuts in California

January 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Today, government officials, municipal and solid waste representatives and the mattress industry gathered at the state Capitol building to commemorate the launch of the state’s new mattress recycling program.

Senate to raise public awareness of new statewide mattress-recycling program

January 08, 2016

Capitol press conference to begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan 12

SACRAMENTO – The environmental benefits of California’s new mattress-recycling program will be highlighted during a press conference Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 at the state Capitol.

Years in the making, the new law authored by Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, took effect Jan. 1 and created a non-profit mattress recycling program charged with overseeing a statewide system to collect discarded mattresses, dismantle them and recycle their materials for use in new products.

Sen. Loni Hancock praises homeless plan pushed by bipartisan group of Senate leaders

January 04, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, issued the following statement today on a new bipartisan Senate plan to tackle homelessness: 

“As chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety and longtime Bay Area resident, I’ve seen firsthand how homelessness hurts the economy, dilutes public health and impacts public safety,” Hancock said. 

“Chronic homelessness, especially among the mentally ill homeless, impacts families, neighborhoods and the whole community. 

STATEMENT ON REPORT OF CONDITIONS AT HIGH DESERT STATE PRISON

December 16, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Senator Loni Hancock released statements in response to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report on the practices at High Desert State Prison (HDSP) in Susanville, California that was issued today.

SENATOR HANCOCK PRESS ADVISORY FOR 7/14: BILL HEARING RELATED TO BERKELEY BALCONY COLLAPSE

July 13, 2015

Berkeley Balcony Collapse - Crucial Hearing Tuesday On SB 465, Bill To Close Legal Loophole That Kept Regulators In The Dark About Problem-Plagued Construction Firm

WHEN:                 Tuesday, July 14, 9 a.m.

WHERE:               Room 447, State Capitol

SENATORS ANNOUNCE MAJOR NEW EFFORT TO REFORM PROP. 13 & HELP HOMEOWNERS

June 10, 2015

Hancock, Mitchell Introduce Legislation to Make California’s Commercial Property Tax Code Fair

SCA 5 would assess commercial properties at their fair market value, provide tax relief for businesses and protect homeowners and renters

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