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April 21, 2017
SACRAMENTO – In early April, Democratic leaders in Sacramento pushed through the largest gas tax increase in state history at $5.2 billion per year ( SB 1 (link is external) ). Many claims have been made about how much drivers will pay and how exactly the money will be spent. Do these claims square...
April 18, 2017
Democrats on the Senate Public Safety Committee today voted down Senate Bill 75 by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) on a partisan 5 to 2 vote that would have expanded the definition of “violent felonies.” It would have covered additional offenses deemed to be serious and...
April 12, 2017
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Transportation Funding Update | Veterans Update | New Tax on Services? | Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo | California “Through My Eyes Photo” Contest | Community Spotlight: Ladera Ranch | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights | Connect on Social Media
April 6, 2017
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement in response to the 2-1 decision from the 3rd District Court of Appeal upholding California’s collection of billions of dollars in “voluntary” revenue from the “cap-and-trade” program: “Addressing climate change requires an...
April 6, 2017
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after the California State Senate approved Senate Bill 1 , which would raise $52 billion in taxes over the next 10 years to repair California’s roads and highways. “Californians with low to moderate incomes are the big losers...

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