Press Releases

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, issued the following statement regarding the decision today by the Orange County Board of Supervisors not to fly the Pride flag in the month of June over county buildings.




SACRAMENTO – The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, to give employers more authority to protect workers who are being harassed by a member of the public while on the job.




SACRAMENTO – The Senate on Thursday passed legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, to ensure state park rangers and wildlife officers can receive treatment for skin cancer through workers’ compensation.




SACRAMENTO – The Senate on Thursday passed legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, to encourage the development of special needs housing units that serve unhoused individuals with little or no income and the greatest needs.




SACRAMENTO – The Senate on Wednesday approved legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, that would require all semiautomatic pistols sold in California to use microstamping technology.




SACRAMENTO – The Senate on Wednesday passed legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, to ensure cities and counties have the information they need to combat global warming and make reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.




SACRAMENTO – Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, called on lawmakers on Friday to take the next step in tackling the state’s homeless crisis and require cities and counties to provide housing opportunities for their unhoused residents so they are not forced to live on the streets and in public places.




SACRAMENTO – The Senate on Thursday passed legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, to require gun sellers to post warnings about the danger of having a firearm in a home.