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Los Angeles Times: Vietnamese American leaders demand an apology for Sen. Janet Nguyen's removal from the state Senate floor
March 4, 2017
State Sen. Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) called the claim that Nguyen was removed because she had violated Senate rules "fake news."
San Diego Union-Tribune: Top Pendleton Marines recognized
March 2, 2017
Several dozen Camp Pendleton Marines and sailors representing various units were honored for outstanding service at the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce’s annual Enlisted Recognition Reception on Feb. 23 at the Veterans Association of North County.
Orange County Register: South Orange County Community College District celebrates its golden anniversary
March 2, 2017
The South Orange County Community College District celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Board of Trustees meeting, Feb. 27, at Saddleback College.
Voice of San Diego: Sacramento Report
February 24, 2017
Sen. Pat Bates and Sen. Joel Anderson both expressed outrage after their colleague, Sen. Janet Nguyen, was removed from the Senate chamber after criticizing a former Democratic lawmaker over his stance on the Vietnam War.
Sacramento Bee: California senator removed from floor after criticizing late lawmaker Tom Hayden
February 23, 2017
“This sad episode is a textbook case of men trying to silence a woman whose views they did not like,” Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, said in a statement.
The Daily Californian: State legislators may modify Prop. 57, expand definition of violent crimes
February 22, 2017
State Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, authored SB 75 to modify Proposition 57, which passed in November and increased the likelihood of parole for felons convicted of nonviolent crimes.
Patch: Bill Would Limit Early Parole For Crimes Like Rape, Arson, Abuse and Murder For Hire
February 18, 2017
State Sen. Patricia Bates Thursday revealed a list of crimes that would be covered under a bill that seeks to modify Prop. 57, which increased opportunities for parole of nonviolent felons and to allow judges, not prosecutors, to decide if some juveniles can be charged as adults.
San Clemente Times: SC Chamber Installs New Board, Hands Out Awards
February 17, 2017
State Sen. Pat Bates served as master of ceremonies for the event.
My News L.A.: Sen. Bates' bill adds heinous crimes called legally 'violent'
February 16, 2017
State Sen. Patricia Bates revealed a list of crimes Thursday that would be covered under a bill that seeks to modify Prop. 57, which increased opportunities for parole of nonviolent felons and to allow judges, not prosecutors, to decide if some juveniles can be charged as adults.
Public CEO: California Lawmakers Seek to Revise Parole Reform Law
February 7, 2017
Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, wants protections against possible early release of sex criminals and other violent felons written into law.
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Los Angeles Times: California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon shelves single-payer healthcare bill, calling it 'woefully incomplete'
“Speaker Rendon says that SB 562 is ‘woefully incomplete.’ California State Senate Republicans agree,” Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-...
San Jose Mercury News: Single-payer health care put on hold in California as leader calls bill 'woefully incomplete'
Senate Republican leader Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, issued a brief statement, saying only that California Republican senators agreed with...
Associated Press: $125B state budget approved
“It’s corrosive to continue to break promises,” said Senate Minority Leader Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel. “Californians were promised better schools...