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Times of San Diego: State Senator Announces $2.5 Million In State Housing Funds for Local Projects

November 9, 2020
Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, said the California Department of Housing and Community Development allocated more than $4 million for housing projects in San Diego and Orange counties, including $1,979,966 for the County of San Diego for new construction of rental housing and homebuyer...

San Diego Union-Tribune: Local nonprofits honored by state legislators

November 8, 2020
California’s state legislators have made their selections choosing their “Nonprofit of the Year.” This annual honor asks legislators to spotlight one exceptional nonprofit.

Dana Point Times: Sen. Bates Earns High CalChamber Score for Efforts to Protect Jobs

October 30, 2020
The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) has awarded Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) a high score in its 2020 Vote Record on issues important to the state’s job creators.

Capistrano Dispatch: Santa Margarita Water District Holds Virtual Dedication for Trampas Canyon Dam and Reservoir

October 13, 2020
State Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) presented a certificate commemorating the occasion.

Times of San Diego: Governor’s Executive Order to Preserve State Lands Called 'Overreach'

October 8, 2020
“The Governor’s decree bypassed the legislative process once again, just as he did recently with his order to ban new gas-powered vehicles by 2035,” said state Sen. Patricia Bates of Laguna Niguel.

Deadline: 18 California State Legislators Ask Governor Newsom To Allow Disneyland, Universal Studios, Other Parks To Reopen

September 29, 2020
A large group of California state senators and assemblymembers sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday requesting that Newsom issue guidelines for parks such as Disneyland, Universal Studios and Knott’s Berry Farm to reopen.

Inside the Magic: CA Senator and Former Cast Member Reacts to Disneyland Closure

September 29, 2020
A California State Senator and former Disney Cast Member has issued a social media statement regarding the continued closure of Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

Pacific Research Institute: Good Bills this Session - Really.

September 17, 2020
SB 934, sponsored by Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Hills), will eliminate the $25 filing fee paid by non-profits applying for a state tax exemption.

California Globe: Gov. Newsom Signs Bill To Eliminate Non-Profit State Filing Fees

September 10, 2020
Senate Bill 934, authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), will remove the $25 filing fee tax exemption filing fees, as well as the $10 filing fee for annual informational returns to the FTB and $25 late fees.

San Francisco Chronicle: AB5 cleanup bill allows gig work for musicians, interpreters, more in California

September 1, 2020
Musicians, translators, interpreters, writers, photographers and dozens more professions won exemptions from AB5, the state’s new gig-work law, with Monday’s passage of a cleanup bill, AB2257.

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