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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Senate Committee Approves Senator Patricia Bates' Bill to Address Outdated Proposition 13 Tax Interpretation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 Her bill would correct an outdated interpretation of property “change of ownership” that has been the long running debate around commercial...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
Vista Press: Christmas Message 2015
December 22, 2015
Published by the Vista Press on December 22, 2015 The Christmas season is a time of hope, joy and giving, making it one of my favorite times of the year. Yet, recent violent events both abroad and at home have contributed to a sense of unease. The terrible shooting earlier this month in San...
Senator Patricia Bates Announces Availability of Senate Fellowships
December 9, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today announced the availability of applications for the 2016-2017 California Senate Fellows program, ranked as one of the nation’s top 10 internships in 2014 by Vault.com . “Serving as a Senate fellow is a fabulous opportunity to gain first-hand experience...
Senator Patricia Bates Earns Top Score from California Manufacturers & Technology Association
December 4, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today announced that she received a 100 percent score from the nonpartisan California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) in its 2015 Manufacturing Vote Record . The association represents 400 businesses from the entire manufacturing community...
San Diego Union-Tribune: Use high-speed rail funds to fix California roads
November 12, 2015
What is more important to you and your neighbors? Better roads for your commute or a high-speed train to San Francisco that continues to escalate in cost? If Sacramento politicians have their way, that answer would be high-speed rail despite ominous signs.
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Dana Point Times: Senator Patricia Bates Names Donna Kalez 'Woman of the Year'
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has honored Donna Kalez, the managing partner of Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, as the...
CNBC: California's $77 billion 'bullet train to nowhere' faces a murky future as political opposition ramps up
“It's crazy time with this thing," said Pat Bates, the Republican leader in the state Senate. "Every time we get a new report it's more money and...
OC Register: Rehab Riviera: Addiction advertising can trick you to death
Sen. Pat Bates and Rep. Sharon Quirk-Silva and others have introduced bills aiming at cleaning up the industry.