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May 22, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Senate Bill 1109 authored by Senator Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) passed unanimously off the Senate floor. SB 1109 would educate the public, especially those who are involved with youth, by explaining to them the risk of addiction and overdose from prescription opioids...
May 18, 2018
In November 2016, California’s voters approved Proposition 51, a $7 billion bond measure to fund school construction. But so far, only $600 million in school bonds have been sold, and Governor Jerry Brown’s budget for this year proposes only slightly higher bond sales, even though the Coalition for...
May 16, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) announced today that the Democrat-controlled Senate Governance and Finance Committee rejected her Senate Bill 1237 . Her bill would have corrected an outdated interpretation of property “change of ownership” in Proposition 13...
May 11, 2018
In this Issue: Memorial Day | Legislative Update | May 18: Prop. 13 Event | Environmental Good News | Defending Parental Rights | Bye Bye Mattress | California Hunger License Plate | Instagram | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights
May 11, 2018
SACRAMENTO - Today, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) , vice chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, responded to Governor Jerry Brown's 2018-19 budget proposal . The Governor’s May Revision outlines a record breaking $199.3...