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Sen. Bates Comments on Governor’s Budget Plan
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Senate Republican Leader Bates and Senator Nielsen Respond to Governor's 2018-19 Budget Proposal
January 10, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) , vice chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, responded to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2018-19 budget proposal : Senate Republican Leader Bates: “California’s projected...
Senate GOP Leader Bates and Colleagues Recommend 2-2-2 Framework to Responsibly Invest Budget Surplus
January 9, 2018
SACRAMENTO - The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office recently projected that California could have a general fund surplus of $7.5 billion this year. If this proves correct, the Legislature will have an opportunity to address some of the significant challenges facing California. Rather than...
Senator Patricia Bates Encourages College Seniors and Grads to Apply for Senate Fellowships
January 2, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today announced the availability of applications for the 2018-19 California Senate Fellows program. Former fellows include current members of Congress and the California Legislature, judges and local elected officials. “The Senate Fellows...
Pat's Perspective: December 2017
December 19, 2017
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Lilac Fire | Legislative Report Cards | REAL ID | Sober Living Homes | Tax Return Assistance | Environmental Good News | CalVet Connect | Career Education | Senate Fellows Program | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights | Connect on Social Media
Senate Republican Leader Bates Urges Bicameral, Bipartisan Review of Capitol Sexual Harassment
December 13, 2017
On behalf of members of the California State Senate Republican Caucus, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) recently sent a letter to California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) calling...
Lilac Fire Recovery Resources
December 11, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) shared the following update for affected constituents of the Lilac Fire in North San Diego County: According to CAL FIRE, the #LilacFire is now 80 percent contained as of this morning and is holding steady at 4,100 acres. Click here to read CAL...
Lilac Fire Resources
December 8, 2017
Dear Neighbors, The safety of you and everyone in our region is my top concern as the Lilac Fire and others rage throughout California. If you or someone else is in a life threatening emergency, call 911. If you need to talk to someone about evacuations, shelters, road closures and other disaster-...
Statement by Senate GOP Leader Patricia Bates on Senate Leadership Transition
December 7, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates, of Laguna Niguel, released the following statement after Senate Democrats chose Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) to serve as their next leader, and thus the next Senate President pro Tempore: “For someone who has achieved historic milestones...
Senate GOP Leader Bates Earns Top Scores from Statewide Public Safety Associations
December 4, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) earned top marks from two statewide law enforcement associations for her leadership to help keep all Californians safe. She earned a “100 percent” rating from the California Police Chiefs Association and a “94 percent” rating...
Pat's Perspective: November 2017
November 17, 2017
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Holiday Open House - Laguna Hills | Gas and Car Tax Hike | Hepatitis A Outbreak | San Onofre Update | Identity Theft | Grand Jury Opportunities | Cash for College | Environmental Good News | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights | Connect on Social Media
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Bloomberg: Federal Tax Conformity Will Come Late, If at All, in California
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates is proposing to use an expected windfall from repatriated foreign income to fund state transportation...
The Hill: Brown plays defense with California's budget surplus
"I'm encouraged that the governor wants to add an additional $3.5 billion into the state's rainy day fund," Senate Republican Leader Patricia...
Voice of San Diego: Sacramento Report: San Diego Lawmakers Outline Goals for 2018
The end of one busy political year gave way to another this week when California lawmakers reconvened at the Capitol. Members of San Diego’s...