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Statement on Governor Newsom’s Proposed 2021-22 Budget

Friday, January 8, 2021


Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) today issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s 2021-22 budget proposal: 

“As our State begins its economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m encouraged by the Governor’s priorities and proposed investments to support Californians hardest hit by its impacts. This year’s budget, necessarily, looks very different from last year’s – and helping working families recover from the pandemic must be the lens through which all decisions are made. 

Joint Statement by Senator Skinner, Assemblymembers Bonta, Wicks on Six-County Bay Area Stay-at-Home Order

Monday, March 16, 2020

Oakland – Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) issued the following joint statement on the six-county Bay Area Stay-at-Home order:

“During these unprecedented times, it is important that we take care of one another and make decisions that are in the best interest of public health. 

California Lawmakers Announce Measures to Protect Renters and Combat Housing Crisis

Monday, March 18, 2019

A group of California lawmakers and advocates announced multiple proposals today to address California's housing crisis by giving tenants throughout the state greater protections. The bills would give localities more flexibility to stabilize rental prices, protect tenants across the state from large rent increases, prevent unfair evictions, and collect data about the California rental market.

Wicks’ AB 1760 “Privacy for All” to Expand Consumer Protections for Personal Information

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Sacramento, Calif. — Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) is championing AB 1760, “Privacy for All” to strengthen California’s consumer privacy laws by giving consumers additional control of how their personal information is shared and tools to hold companies accountable.

Wicks seeks to restore Healthy Start to connect students and families with services

Friday, February 22, 2019

Richmond, Calif. — Flanked by leaders of the United Ways of California, the Children’s Defense Fund of California, and Richmond’s RYSE Youth Center, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) announced her bill, AB 875, to reestablish California’s Healthy Start program to connect children and families with critical services to improve health and academic outcomes and remedy trauma and violence.

Assemblymember Wicks pushes bill package to tackle housing crisis

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — This week, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) introduced a suite of legislation to address California’s housing crisis and also announced that she would be coauthoring several other housing bills. Wicks’ bills take a multipronged approach to protect renters, promote affordable housing, and produce new housing for Californians at all income levels.

Wicks bill would whisk sugary drinks out of checkout aisles

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Yesterday, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) introduced AB 765, the California Healthy Checkout Aisles for Healthy Families Act, which would prohibit stores from placing sugar-sweetened beverages at checkout aisles.

“The evidence is clear: the sugar-sweetened beverage industry is fueling a public health crisis of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease,” said Wicks. “My bill helps consumers stick to healthier choices by stopping the manipulative practice of putting sugar-sweetened beverages at the checkout line.”