Press Releases

June 28, 2016

SB 1010 Now Heads to the Assembly Appropriations Committee

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Assembly Health Committee approved passage of Senate Bill 1010, which provides transparency in drug pricing.

Authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D-West Covina) and approved by a vote of 12-4, SB 1010 provides information on drug prices, a first step toward more affordable and accessible prescription drugs for Californians.

June 23, 2016

Ruling has potential to deny families access to healthcare

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), chair of the Senate Health Committee, released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s deadlocked ruling in the U.S. v. Texas case. California allows immigrants granted deferred action to receive comprehensive Medi-Cal coverage. With this ruling, families will no longer be eligible for comprehensive Medi-Cal coverage that they would have received under President Obama’s plan.

June 23, 2016

Fisher v. University of Texas case

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) released the following statement on the Supreme Court upholding the Fisher v. University of Texas case.

June 20, 2016

CalPERS & Sac Bee Support SB 1010

Assembly Health Committee Vote on Tuesday

June 17, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate passed the 2016-17 budget bill by a vote of 27-11. SB 826 (Leno) is on time, balanced, includes $122 billion spending plan, appropriates record levels of K-12 per-pupil spending, invests in public higher education, allocates money to the rainy day fund, and focuses on issues of poverty, housing and childcare.

June 17, 2016

SACRAMENTO – With the passage of the 2016-17 budget, the California Legislature made key investments to bolster higher education in the state.

Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) has been fighting to ensure California students have the necessary opportunities for advancement within the higher education system.

June 15, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate passed the 2016-17 budget bill by a vote of 27-11. SB 826 (Leno) is on time, balanced, includes $122 billion spending plan, appropriates record levels of K-12 per-pupil spending, invests in public higher education, allocates money to the rainy day fund, and focuses on issues of poverty, housing and childcare.

June 9, 2016

Sacramento – Starting today, you now have to be 21 to purchase tobacco products in California. With the enactment of Senate Bill x2 7 by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D-West Covina), California continues the fight against Big Tobacco and a business model that relies on addicting our youth.

June 1, 2016

SB 1010 Now Heads to the Assembly

SACRAMENTO – Today the California State Senate approved passage of Senate Bill 1010, to provide transparency in drug pricing.

Authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (West Covina) and approved by a bipartisan vote of 24-8, SB 1010 provides information on drug prices, a first step towards more affordable and accessible prescription drugs for Californians.

May 27, 2016

SB 1010 Shines a Light on Drug Prices 

SACRAMENTO – Authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D-West Covina), Senate Bill 1010, which provides transparency in drug pricing, passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee today.

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