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January 20, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom released his 2019-20 budget earlier this month that, at first glance, has something for everyone to love and dislike. His budget can be classified into three parts — the good, the bad, and the ugly.
January 10, 2019
SACRAMENTO - Today, Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) provided the following statement on Governor Newsom's 2019-20 budget proposal: "In Governor Newsom's first budget there is a lot to applaud, including expanded efforts to pay off debt, build the state's reserves, and increase the Earned...
January 7, 2019
SACRAMENTO - Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement today as the California State Legislature bid farewell to Governor Jerry Brown and welcomed Gavin Newsom as the state's new governor: "I congratulate Governor Newsom on his inauguration and wish him well as he...
January 4, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) recently introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 3 which would mark June 12, 2019, and every June 12th annually as President George H.W. Bush Day. Our nation’s 41st Commander-in-Chief was born on June 12, 1924. SCR 3 is currently in the Senate...
December 30, 2018
Re “ Blame California DMV, not ‘motor voter’ law, for problems ” (Dec. 24): I introduced Senate Bill 57 to prevent some of the problems Californians are experiencing at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), which includes noncitizens being registered to vote and registration information being...
December 18, 2018
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Legislative Report Cards | Opioid Update | Dana Point Harbor Update | Tax Update | New Laws for Businesses | Daylight Saving Time | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights
December 17, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) introduced Senate Bill 57, which would allow individuals to opt-in for voter registration instead of automatically being registered to vote or having to opt-out of the program. By returning the process to an opt-in, the transfer of...
December 13, 2018
Democrats hold every statewide office and wield supermajority power in the Legislature. Elections have consequences and many anticipated that Democrats would quickly push for more taxes, more regulations and more government.
December 12, 2018
SACRAMENTO - Senator Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) has once again earned the title of "Taxpayer's Ally" from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA). Out of 40 California State Senators, Senator Bates is one out of only nine who has earned an "A" grade on the HJTA Legislative Report...
December 3, 2018
Senator Patricia Bates (third from left) and other re-elected and newly elected senators take the oath of office administered by the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, Tani Cantil-Sakauye. Click here to view video of the oath. For high resolution photos of the ceremony, please contact...
December 1, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) released the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush: “My thoughts and prayers are with the Bush family as they mourn the loss of President George H.W. Bush, whose extraordinary life inspired many in his family to...
November 28, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement today on the passing of Aubry Stone, the President and CEO of the California Black Chamber of Commerce: “I am saddened to learn of the passing of Aubry Stone, whose work as President and CEO of the California Black...