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January 26, 2021
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that she has reintroduced legislation in partnership with San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan to extend the presumption of openness that exists in California courtrooms to proceedings under the Sexually Violent Predator Act...
January 21, 2021
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has introduced Senate Bill 214 to permanently grant the County of Orange the authority to establish a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) transportation plan in Rancho Mission Viejo. “We can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Orange County with the increased...
January 21, 2021
I share the frustration regarding the slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, as we are not seeing the results we all want to see. Public health officials are asking for everyone’s patience as they work to meet the high demand for the vaccine. For the latest vaccine information from the State of...
January 21, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 budget proposal kicks off the annual process of setting California’s spending priorities. Given the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s budget process could be far different from prior years. Click here to read Sen. Bates’ entire commentary in the Orange County...
January 8, 2021
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement today regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 budget proposal : “I welcome the Governor’s budget efforts to strengthen public health, speed up vaccine distribution, and reopen our schools, which cannot come soon enough for...