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Senator Bates on Time Warner Cable's "Sacramento Report"
February 4, 2016
Senator Bates discusses transportation funding with host Steve Swatt.
Senator Patricia Bates' Work to Promote Small Business Recognized by National Federation of Independent Business
February 2, 2016
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB California) has recognized Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) with a perfect 100-percent score based on votes crucial to California’s small businesses during the 2015 legislative session. “As a small business owner myself, I know firsthand...
Pat's Perspective: January 2016
January 28, 2016
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Governor’s Budget and State of the State | Legislative Update | Tax Help | Cash for College | Free Youth Heart Screening | El Niño | Community Kudos | Community Spotlight: Aliso Viejo | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights | Connect on Social Media
Orange County Register: Even with record state revenue, spending, tax hikes planned this year
January 24, 2016
This promises to be a pivotal year for taxpayers. With special interests and their allies gearing up to push for tax increases at the November ballot box, we will see whether Californians have had enough or will give the green light for more spending.
Senator Patricia Bates Responds to Governor Brown's State of the State Address
January 21, 2016
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016 State of the State address:
Senate Committee Rejects Senator Patricia Bates' Bill to Help Homeless Adults and Children
January 14, 2016
The Senate Human Services Committee today voted down a bill by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to help move families out of poverty through a holistic approach that addresses the root problems of their individual circumstances. She issued the following statement after the vote (1 “aye” and...
Assemblyman Bill Brough and Senator Patricia Bates Issue Statement Regarding Outcome of San Clemente Hospital Legislation
January 13, 2016
Assemblyman Bill Brough (R-Dana Point) and Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following joint statement today regarding the outcome of their legislation to preserve emergency care services at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center’s San Clemente campus (San Clemente Hospital). The...
Senate Committee Approves Senator Patricia Bates' Bill to Address Outdated Proposition 13 Tax Interpretation
January 13, 2016
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the Senate Governance and Finance Committee approved her Senate Bill 259 on a bipartisan vote. Her bill would correct an outdated interpretation of property “change of ownership” that has been the long running debate around commercial...
Senator Patricia Bates Offers Initial Thoughts on Governor's Budget
January 7, 2016
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today responded to the release of Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-17 budget proposal:
Pat's Perspective: December 2015
December 23, 2015
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Standing Up for Taxpayers and Job Creators | Be Storm Ready | Senate Fellows Program | Community Spotlight: Carlsbad | OCTA Proposed 2016 Bus Service Plan | Pat in the News | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights | Connect on Social Media
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Los Angeles Times: California Senate GOP leader: Release Capitol whistleblowers from non-disclosure agreements
California Senate Republican leader Patricia Bates is wading into the sexual harassment debate that has swept up the Capitol and is calling on her...
San Diego Union-Tribune: Peek at North County community events
Chris Stidman, left, president of the United Health Foundation and State Sen. Patricia Bates, center, met with Sgt. Major Julio Meza Nov. 30 at...
San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego's Toni Atkins is tapped as the first woman leader of the California State Senate
Senate Minority Leader Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, issued a laudatory statement about the announcement and described a cooperative working...