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Orange County Register: 3 South Orange County cities to receive grant money to develop affordable housing
January 10, 2020
Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, announced this week that the cities of Dana Point and Aliso Viejo each will receive $160,000; Rancho Santa Margarita will receive $25,000.
Sacramento Bee: How you’ll know if Gavin Newsom’s plan to turn around the DMV is working in 2020
December 30, 2019
State Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, is pushing a bill to require Californians to opt in to vote at the DMV instead of being automatically registered.
California Globe: Bill That Would Make Voter Registration at DMV Centers an Opt-In Process to be Reintroduced in January
December 19, 2019
Senate Bill 57, which would stop automatically registering all eligible voters to vote when they get a driver’s license at the DMV and revert it back to an opt-in system, will be back in front of the California legislature next month.
California Globe: California’s Independent Contractors Are About to Become Dependent Employees – or Unemployed
December 17, 2019
AB 5 undermines the principle of equal treatment under the law and deprives many Californians the right to be their own bosses, by exempting some industries over others, Sen. Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) said during Senate debate in September.
Patch: Opposition Expressed For 241 Toll Road Expansion
December 12, 2019
In November, Senator Pat Bates and others met in a Toll Road Town Hall in San Clemente to discuss a potential toll road extension, expressing her opposition to that plan.
San Clemente Times: Additional Funding for Homelessness from HCD
November 27, 2019
Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has announced that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded more than $1 million in Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) to Orange and San Diego counties to reduce homelessness.
Daily Pilot: Two O.C. lawmakers seek federal help with sober-living homes
November 26, 2019
State Sens. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) and Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) have asked the federal Housing and Urban Development Department for help in cracking down on what they say are unscrupulous sober-living facilities.
My News LA: OC Lawmakers Seek Federal Help with Rehab Homes
November 25, 2019
State Sens. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, and John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, have asked federal Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson for help cracking down on what they say are some unscrupulous sober-living facilities.
Coast News: County receives nearly $2 million to reduce homelessness
November 21, 2019
Sen. Patricia Bates’ (R-Laguna Niguel) office recently announced that more than $1 million has been awarded to Orange and San Diego counties to help reduce homelessness in the region.
KUSI San Diego: SD County awarded $450,000 in funding for homelessness programs, services
November 18, 2019
Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, announced Monday that the California Department of Housing and Community Development awarded nearly $500,000 to San Diego County for programs that reduce homelessness.
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