Press Releases

February 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO: Senator Anna M. Caballero (D-Salinas) introduced the final in a series of bills designed to improve health access and outcomes for all Californians, and particularly those in rural areas throughout her district where care is the hardest to obtain. This would include a comprehensive plan for the state to address the current IT limitations and disparities faced by physicians and physician practices in remote areas.

February 18, 2021

SACRAMENTO- Today, Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) announced SB 87, The California Small Business COVID-19 Grant Relief Program.(Caballero, Min) If approved, nearly $2.1 billion dollars would be allocated to the Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) to assist in and administer grants for qualified small businesses who have been devastated economically by the COVID -19 pandemic. This would also include $50M to nonprofit cultural institutions.

December 8, 2020

Senator Anna M. Caballero (SD 12) Announces legislation to bridge the digital divide in rural and underserved communities throughout the state.   

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to center stage what those who have been living in rural or underserved communities have known for a long time. Because internet service providers are private companies delivering services for profit, they face pressures from investors who expect returns on their investments. This pressure leads to lack of services in rural, low-density or low-income areas. 

December 8, 2020

Senator Anna M. Caballero (SD 12) Announces legislation to help survivors of domestic violence.

The Stay at Home Order issued March 2020 in California has had the unintended consequence of increasing the number of domestic violence and abuse reports throughout our state. For those that make the oftentimes dangerous decision to leave an abusive partner, obtaining a domestic violence restraining order is a vital first step.

Currently a judge can grant a multitude of different orders to provide protections for the abused party in  a domestic violence restraining order, yet no  options  exist to keep school,  medical and dental information about the shared children from the abuser, in order to protect the children and the non- putative party. If there is no clear language stating otherwise, these 3rd party institutions have no authority to deny a parent their legal right to information.

December 8, 2020

Senator Anna M. Caballero (SD 12) to work collaboratively once again with her colleagues in both houses to address the unprecedented housing crisis faced by millions of Californians

In August 2020, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed AB 3088, the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act authored by Assemblymembers Chiu and Limon and Senators Caballero and Bradford. The bill established a statewide moratorium on evictions until January 31st, 2021 and extended the Homeowners Bill of Rights to small landlords.

September 21, 2020

Governor Newsom signed SB 1409 (Caballero), which requires the Franchise Tax Board to issue a plan to increase the claims of the California and federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), including alternative filing systems to help low-income families that currently miss out on the credit.

The CalEITC is a refundable tax credit that provides money back to working low-income families at tax time. Unfortunately, eligible families failed to claim millions of dollars because they are unaware the credit exists or because they do not file a tax return. For the 2019 tax year, the Franchise Tax Board estimated 1.25 million eligible taxpayers would not claim the money they are entitled to receive.