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August 10, 2022
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) introduced Senate Bill (SB) 473 to address the high treatment costs affecting millions of Californians with diabetes. The bill places a $35 cap on co-pays, deductibles, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing requirements on an insulin prescription. Senator Bates...
July 20, 2022
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) applauded Orange and San Diego Counties for securing housing funds to assist young adults in foster care find suitable housing. The California Department of Housing and Community Development oversees the Housing Navigators Program (HNP) which allocates...
July 18, 2022
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) recognized Project3R as the 2022 Nonprofit of the Year for Senate District 36. Founded by Ryan Hickman, Project3R leads and organizes beach cleanup events across the Orange County community. Senator Bates issued the following statement: “California is home...
June 3, 2022
Dear Neighbor, I wanted to reach out with some important updates from the state and local level. Last week was the House of Origin deadline, when bills must pass out of their house of origin in order to move forward in the legislative process. The Assembly and Senate voted on roughly 950 bills, of...
May 17, 2022
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s $300.7 billion budget priorities: “The Governor projects a $47 billion operating budget surplus even though the Legislative Analyst’s Office projects it to be $65 billion. Regardless, this is a lot of money...
May 6, 2022
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (CDHCD) awarded Orange County $2,852,071 in funds from the Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) program. The PLHA program provides financial assistance made available through the passage of SB 2 (Chapter 364, Statues of 2017) and...
April 28, 2022
The California Department of Housing and Community Development awarded the Counties of Orange and San Diego $1,158,277 from the 2021 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program which provides funds for a variety of activities to address homelessness as authorized under the federal Homeless Emergency...
April 26, 2022
Senator Patricia C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) recognized Brandi Cassingham as the 2022 Woman of the Year for 36thSenate District. Brandi Cassingham has been the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) & Vice President of Patient Care Services at MemorialCare, Saddleback Medical Center (SMC) in Laguna Hills,...
April 21, 2022
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement commending Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton for receiving the 2021 Recycling Hero Award from Keep California Beautiful. “As the state representative for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, it gives me great pleasure to recognize...
April 7, 2022
Dear Neighbor, The legislative session is underway‚ I wanted to reach out with some important updates from the state and local level. For the 2022 Legislative Session‚ 2‚020 bills were introduced – 1‚361 in the Assembly and 659 in the Senate. In the Senate‚ each senator is allowed to introduce up...
March 16, 2022
Senator Patricia C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) joined Legislative Republicans in unveiling their ACT on Homelessness package which focuses on Accountability, Compassion, and Treatment (ACT). Senator Bates issued the following statement: "We have been wrestling with this problem for years, and it...
March 8, 2022
Senator Patricia C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following response to Governor Newsom’s State of the State address: “Governor Newsom spoke of the ‘California Way’ as a roadmap to address some of our state’s most difficult challenges; however, it is difficult to see how the ‘California Way’...