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Orange County Register: La Pata extension ready to link up

July 8, 2016
“This is the most significant arterial that will be completed in Orange County for the next five to 10 years,” said Patricia Bates, then a county supervisor and now a state senator.

Orange County Register: Marian Bergeson, pioneering politician, dies at 90

July 7, 2016
Republican state Sen. Patricia Bates of Laguna Niguel, who has known Bergeson since the mid-1980s, called her “an inspiration because she came from grass roots, which is where a lot of the women politicians from Orange County come from.”

San Diego Union-Tribune: Former California lawmaker Marian Bergeson dies

July 7, 2016
In a statement, Republican Sen. Patricia Bates of Laguna Niguel called Bergeson instrumental in helping her and other Orange County women run for public office.

San Diego Union-Tribune: North County Lifeline named Nonprofit of the Year

July 6, 2016
North County Lifeline was named 2016 Nonprofit of the Year by Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, for Senate District 36, which covers the southern coastal area of Orange County from Laguna Niguel to Northern San Diego County, including Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad and Encinitas.

Ukiah Daily Journal: New state laws signed by Gov. Jerry Brown

July 5, 2016
(SB 1315 by Sen. Bates) Ensures that a county board of supervisors follows specific procedures for the adoption of a budget, including, conducting a hearing on the recommended budget on or before June 20 each year, and adopting the budget on or before June 30 of each year.

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