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Pat's Perspective: March 2015
March 16, 2015
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Free Tax Prep Assistance | Legislative Update | San Clemente Hospital Update | UC Irvine Flag Controversy | Teacher of the Year Nominations | Senate Art Contest | Caltrans QuickMap | Girl Scouts’ 103rd Anniversary | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights | Connect on Social Media
San Diego Union-Tribune: Desalination makes sense for Orange County
March 12, 2015
Desalinated water makes sense for coastal California cities, especially for those in Southern California. The Huntington Beach project is a key component to the region declaring its independence from drought conditions and reducing its dependence on statewide water sources.
Senator Patricia Bates Seeks Artist Entries for State Capitol Contest
March 10, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) is now seeking entries for the California State Senate art show, which features local artwork from every corner of California. Artists from the 36th Senate District can submit as many works as they would like, and Senator Bates will select the entry that...
California Edition Interview with Senator Bates
March 3, 2015
Brad Pomerance interviews Senator Bates about her return to Sacramento and transportation funding.
Senator Bates and Assemblyman Brough Introduce Legislation Regarding San Clemente Hospital's Emergency Services
March 2, 2015
Senator Bates and Assemblyman Brough have introduced legislation intended to help preserve life-saving emergency care services at San Clemente’s Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.
Pat's Perspective: February 26, 2015
February 26, 2015
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Connect on Social Media | San Clemente Hospital Update | CalOptima Update | College Financial Aid Deadline | Barona School Grant Applications | Facebook Online Safety Seminar - March 26, 2015 | Lunar New Year - A New Beginning | Attention San Diego Entrepreneurs | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights
Pat's Perspective: February 2015
February 3, 2015
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | First Day of the 2015-16 Session | Committee Assignments | Governor’s Budget Proposal | Governor’s Appointments | Environmental Honor | Senate Fellows Program | College Financial Aid | Commemorating Black History Month | American Heart Month | Boy Scouts’ 105th Anniversary | Upcoming Events | 36th District Wrap‐Up
Senator Pat Bates Responds to Governor's Budget Proposal
January 9, 2015
Senator Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today responded to the release of Governor Jerry Brown’s 2015-16 budget proposal : “The Governor’s budget contains some common sense concepts such as building the state’s rainy day fund, further reducing debt, and investing in priorities such as education...
Senator Pat Bates Receives Key Committee Assignments for 2015-16
January 6, 2015
Senator Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today her committee assignments for the 2015-16 legislative session: Appropriations (Vice Chair) Business, Professions and Economic Development (Vice Chair) Transportation and Housing Governance and Finance Environmental Quality Joint Legislative Budget...
Senator Pat Bates Welcomes Governor Brown to Historic Fourth Term
January 5, 2015
Senator Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement today after attending the inauguration of Governor Jerry Brown, where his inaugural address also served as his constitutionally required annual report to the Legislature: “I congratulate Governor Brown as he begins his historic...
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Los Angeles Times: California Senate GOP leader: Release Capitol whistleblowers from non-disclosure agreements
California Senate Republican leader Patricia Bates is wading into the sexual harassment debate that has swept up the Capitol and is calling on her...
San Diego Union-Tribune: Peek at North County community events
Chris Stidman, left, president of the United Health Foundation and State Sen. Patricia Bates, center, met with Sgt. Major Julio Meza Nov. 30 at...
San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego's Toni Atkins is tapped as the first woman leader of the California State Senate
Senate Minority Leader Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, issued a laudatory statement about the announcement and described a cooperative working...