Senator Bates’ Statement on Governor Newsom’s CARE Court Program

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s Care Court program.
“I applaud Governor Newsom’s announced plan to get California’s most vulnerable population the treatment they desperately need. While my colleagues and I agree that treatment programs are an essential part of the solution to confronting the state’s homeless crisis, I encourage the governor to work with the Legislature, across party lines, so that California gets the best possible policies to deal with this crisis. 
Legislative Republicans have been calling for a special session for this exact reason. A special session will give us an opportunity to put forward thorough policies that provide necessary oversight, accountability and transparency. We have been spending billions of dollars for more than four decades now, and the problems have only gotten worse.  We need to get results, now.”