Archived News

February 4, 2016
Senator Bates discusses transportation funding with host Steve Swatt.
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...
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
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.
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:
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...
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...
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 Her bill would correct an outdated interpretation of property “change of ownership” that has been the long running debate around commercial...
January 7, 2016
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today responded to the release of Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-17 budget proposal:
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