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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...
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’...
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...
February 23, 2022
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) introduced SB 925 which will require law enforcement to test for drug use after a fatal collision. The bill also extends the required testing period from 24 to 48 hours after the incident has occurred, providing law enforcement with additional information...
February 16, 2022
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) introduced SB 1025 which grants tax credits to companies and organizations that sponsor blood drives. During a time when the nation is experiencing a blood shortage, SB 1025 intends to boost blood donations by encouraging the hosting of blood drives. Senator...
February 3, 2022
Senator Patricia C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Assemblymember Laurie Davies (R-Laguna Niguel) joined together in a coordinated effort to introduce identical measures to aid local communities in their struggle against controlled substances. SB 904 and AB 1750 will clarify and broaden the definition...
January 31, 2022
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on Assemblymember Kalra’s decision not to move forward with AB 1400, the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act. “I am pleased AB 1400 will not be moving forward this year. The bill would have forced millions of...