Press Releases


SACRAMENTO – “If you’ve ever said to yourself, ‘There oughta be a law,’ well, now is your chance to put an idea out there and get a law enacted that will change how things are done in California,” said Senator Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) in kicking off his inaugural “There Oughta Be A Law” contest.

(Menlo Park) – Senator Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) will present a $4.5 million “big check” to Menlo Park city officials at a City Council meeting next week, representing the funds he was able to secure in the state budget for home electrification projects in the city.

Who:              Senator Josh Becker

What:             Check Presentation to Menlo Park City Council members


(Menlo Park) – Bringing together experts to talk about the challenges associated with preparing for floods and fire in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties are the goals of “Fire and Flood Insurance in the Time of Climate Change," a virtual town hall to be hosted by Senator Josh Becker (D-Peninsula), on Wednesday, October 12, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. 

SACRAMENTO – A pioneering pilot program in the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) could allow all of its nearly 30,000 students to attend one of the district’s three campuses at a reduced or possibly no cost now that SB 893 (Becker) has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom.

SACRAMENTO – Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties will soon be able to launch a regional free pharmacy to re-purpose the multi-million dollars’ worth of surplus medications  discarded every year now thanks to the Governor’s signature on SB 1346 (Becker).

SACRAMENTO – People incarcerated in California state prisons, as well as those held in state and local juvenile detention facilities, will be able to make and receive phone calls free of charge beginning January 1, 2023, after SB 1008 (Becker) was signed into law Thursday night by Governor Gavin Newsom.

Governor Signs Becker’s “California Employee Ownership Act” Into Law

SACRAMENTO – “A win-win-win for business owners, workers and their communities” is how Senator Josh Becker (D-Peninsula) describes today’s signature by Governor Gavin Newsom on SB 1407 (Becker), the “California Employee Ownership Act.”

SACRAMENTO – Letting affordable housing developers spend more money building houses instead of holding dollars back to fund a rarely used reserve account is the goal of SB 948 by Senator Josh Becker (D-Peninsula), which was signed into law today by Governor Gavin Newsom.