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Statement by Senator Patricia Bates on Final Budget Vote
June 19, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement in response to today’s vote on the final budget plan crafted by legislative Democrats and Governor Jerry Brown: “The final budget is marginally better, but still gives a false sense of security to Californians that our state is...
Statement by Senator Patricia Bates on Budget Passage
June 15, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today issued the following statement in response to today’s vote on the majority party’s state budget plan: “This budget gives a false sense of security to Californians, especially to young people and those seeking to escape poverty. While the budget...
Senator Patricia Bates Honors South Orange County's "Coffee Importers" as Small Business of the Year
June 10, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today honored Dana Point’s “ Coffee Importers ” as the 2015 Small Business of the Year for the 36th Senate District. “The Coffee Importers embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of pursuing a great idea and seeing it become a reality,” said Bates. “Jim Miller,...
Senate Approves Senator Patricia Bates' Bill to Imprison Sex Offenders Who Remove GPS Devices
June 2, 2015
The State Senate today unanimously approved legislation by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would crack down on convicted sex offenders who remove or disable their GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking devices. “I am delighted that both Democrats and Republicans approved my bill to...
Senator Patricia Bates Honors Local "California Gold Ribbon Schools"
May 26, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the California Department of Education has designated four public schools in Senate District 36 as “Gold Ribbon Schools.” One is located in South Orange County and three are located in North San Diego County. Each school will receive a...
Senator Patricia Bates Honors Camp Pendleton's New Fisher House
May 15, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) joined with San Diego-area state lawmakers to celebrate the new Fisher House at Camp Pendleton by authoring a legislative resolution. The resolution was provided prior to the House’s dedication today at Camp Pendleton. “Providing our veterans and active...
Pat's Perspective: May 2015
May 15, 2015
In this Issue Wildfires - Are You Ready? Fire Fee Refund Drought Restrictions Legislative Update Transportation Update Environmental Good News San Diego Forward Upcoming Events 36th District Highlights Connect on Social Media Wildfires - Are You Ready? California now faces the threat of wildfire...
New Orange County District Office
May 15, 2015
To better serve South Orange County residents living in the 36th Senate District, we have moved our OC district office to inside the Laguna Hills Civic Center.
Senator Patricia Bates Responds to Governor’s Revised Budget Plan
May 14, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today responded to the release of Governor Jerry Brown’s revised 2015-16 budget proposal : “I’m encouraged that the Governor’s revised budget seems consistent with my top budget priorities of protecting education, saving for a rainy day, and paying down the...
Senators Patricia Bates and Joel Anderson Urge State Water Board to Account for San Diego County's Drought Actions
May 4, 2015
In advance of the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) meeting on May 5 to enact drought-related emergency regulations, Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) sent a letter to Felicia Marcus, SWRCB’s Chair, to urge her to modify the proposed...
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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.