Fresh off a caucus policy retreat, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León goes before the Sacramento Press Club, 11:45 a.m. at the Capitol Plaza Ballroom on 9th Street, to talk about his 2015 priorities and perhaps make some news.
De León, who became Senate leader in October, has previously identified combating climate change and funding California’s public universities as major focuses of his tenure.
Last fall, he promised to set policies “laying the foundations of a green economy with green jobs that will be an example for the world.” He later called on California’s two major pension funds to divest from coal. And after the University of California threatened a tuition hike next year, he put forward a higher education funding proposal that would keep fees flat.
Helping the state’s undocumented population also has been a recurring interest of de León, who was raised by his immigrant mother and began his political career as an immigration-rights activist.
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