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“Water is a precious essential resource. With San Mateo and Santa Clara counties now included in the Governor’s emergency drought proclamation, we all must take steps to ensure we are conserving water and doing our utmost to further water resilience,” Senator Becker said.

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SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Judiciary Committee passed legislation by Senator Josh Becker today to improve access to civil justice by updating the eligibility criteria for low-income Californians who seek a waiver of filing fees and other costs associated with litigation.

MENLO PARK – State Senator Josh Becker, D-Peninsula, hailed the announcement today by Governor Newsom, Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and housing committee leaders Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember David Chiu, of their proposal to extend protections to California renters hit hard by the pandemic.

SACRAMENTO – Strongly supported by climate advocates and California’s leading cement industry group, Senator Josh Becker’s bill providing a strategy to achieve cement with net-zero emissions by 2045 won a unanimous, bipartisan vote from the Assembly Natural Resources Committee Wednesday.

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by State Senator Josh Becker to advance equity in education, creation of affordable housing and efforts by small cities to jointly pursue big road projects gained ground in the Assembly this week.

SACRAMENTO – With the Legislature’s budget now on the Governor’s desk and further budget work in progress, Senator Josh Becker, D-Peninsula, doubled-down on his praise today of the “historic investments made toward the resilience and success of children, families and the state itself.”

SACRAMENTO – Bills by Senator Josh Becker to spur creation of affordable intergenerational housing and expand opportunities for “earn and learn” job training and employment for vulnerable jobseekers cleared their first legislative hurdles in the Assembly today.

Senator Josh Becker’s 2020-21 legislative portfolio on climate action, voter and digital equity, justice reform and housing has cleared the Senate and now advances to the Assembly, with initial committee reviews of his proposals starting in the coming week. “I’m grateful for the support of the Senate colleagues and look forward to working with my colleagues in the Assembly on my bills to help address our pressing climate concerns and equity issues on several fronts,” said Senator Becker, D-Peninsula and vice chair of the Joint Legislative Committee for Climate Change Policies.