The Sacramento Press Club welcomed Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg

Since his ascension to the post of Senate President Pro Tempore in 2008, Darrell Steinberg has overseen California's upper chamber during some of the toughest economic times in modern history, while advocating for causes he cares about such as mental health. He was honored with the John F Kennedy Profile in Courage award by the Kennedy Library Foundation for his leadership in bipartisan budget negotiations that helped close California's massive budget deficit. As he enters his final year in the California Senate, Steinberg will oversee a vigorous debate over how the state should spend its new surplus, including his efforts to push for expanded kindergarten programs.