Press Releases

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sacramento, CA – The legislature’s Joint Committee on the Arts, chaired by Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), will hold an oversight hearing on the California Film and Television Tax Credit Program on Wednesday, March 29, at 1:30 in the State Capitol.  The hearing will look at production trends throughout the state.

Friday, March 3, 2017


SACRAMENTO, CA — Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) was recognized by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) with the prestigious Seven Seals Award for his commitment to members of the National Guard and CA State Military Reserve. The ESGR and Seven Seals Award represents the United States Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard and Air National Guard.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


SACRAMENTO, CA — Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) released the following statement in response to 31 bomb threats received by Jewish community centers (JCC) and schools on Monday, including at the Westside JCC in his district:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


SACRAMENTO, CA — Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) has been appointed by the Senate Rules Committee to the Governing Board of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.  Senator Allen will be assuming the seat previously held by former State Senator Fran Pavley.

Measures to protect public health, the environment and scientific integrity

Thursday, February 23, 2017


SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate leadership unveiled the Preserve California legislative package to insulate the state from dangerous rollbacks in federal environmental regulations and public health protections.

Live Webcast Link Available

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


SB 651 Will Require Initiative Petitions Circulated by Paid Signature Gatherers to Disclose Their Top 3 Funders

Friday, February 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA — A new bill to require that initiative petitions circulated by paid signature gatherers must clearly disclose their top 3 funders was launched with the introduction of SB 651 by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica).  SB 651 is sponsored by the California Clean Money Campaign.