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Pat's Perspective: April 2016
April 9, 2016
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Legislative Update | Minimum Wage | Sober Living Homes | Public Service Opportunities | Scripps Encinitas Expands Surgical Department | Saddleback’s Speech and Debate Team | Community Spotlight: Dana Point | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights | Connect on Social Media
Pat's Perspective: February 2016
February 26, 2016
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | South Orange County Senior Day | Legislative Update | Zika Virus | Job Opportunities | Free Tax Preparation | Pat in the News | Community Spotlight: Oceanside | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights | Connect on Social Media
Pat's Perspective: January 2016
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
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
Pat's Perspective: October 2015
October 26, 2015
In this Issue A Message from Pat Governor Rejects Sex Offender GPS Bill Legislative Update Veterans Day Unclaimed Property Program I-5/Ortega Highway Interchange Manufacturing Spotlight: Federal Heath Sign Company Encinitas Business Roundtable StudentCam Competition Health Care Scholarships...
Pat's Perspective: September 2015
September 1, 2015
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Veterans Fair | Transportation Special Session Update | Public Transportation Grants | Wildfire Public Service Announcements | Back-to-School Safety | Back-to-School Tax Credits | College Financial Aid Deadlines | Senate Fellows Program | Hunger Action Month | Senior Summit Recap | Honors for Orange County Hospitals | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights | Connect on Social Media
Pat's Perspective: July 2015
July 21, 2015
In this Issue: Special Session on Transportation | Legislative Update | Father Serra Statue Vote Postponed | State Funding for Local Priorities | National Night Out | California Competes Tax Credit | Buena Vista Lagoon Enhancement | Disneyland Dreamers & Doers | OneCare Connect Member Advisory Committee | Reagan Capitol Statue | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights
Pat's Perspective: Wildfire Special Edition July 2015
July 2, 2015
In this Issue A Message from Pat Ready–Set–Go Helpful Links Fire Safe Councils Connect on Social Media A Message from Pat Dear Neighbor, California is now in the midst of wildfire season. Combined with severe drought conditions, Southern California is just a spark and a Santa Ana wind gust away...
Pat's Perspective: June 2015
June 23, 2015
In this Issue: New Orange County Office | South County Senior Summit | Budget Update | Legislative Update | Senate Approves GPS Removal Bill | Small Business of the Year | Good News for the Environment | Oceanside Coast Highway Open House | Financial Elder Abuse | Work for Warriors Program | Helping the Homeless | Internships Available | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights
Pat's Perspective: April 2015
April 16, 2015
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Drought Update | Legislative Update | State Parks Update | Facebook Seminar Generates “Likes” | Orange County Woman of the Year | Donate Life California | Innovate78 | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights | Connect on Social Media
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In The News
Los Angeles Times: At least one of several state bills to expand the list of 'violent felonies' in California is likely to die
Senate Bill 75, introduced by state Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), would have reclassified more than 20 offenses as violent felonies,...
San Diego Union-Tribune: Prison reform: Time to redefine violent crimes, California
It’s time for a vigorous, public debate about which crimes should be designated violent by the state.
Voice of San Diego: San Diego’s Partisan Split on State Gas Tax Hike
“That is a bad deal for drivers in urban areas such as San Diego who have to travel long distances to get to work,” Bates said.