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Pat's Perspective: Your Legislative Update from Sacramento
September 20, 2022
Dear Neighbor, I wanted to reach out with some important updates from the state and local level. The Legislature has reconvened from the summer recess for the final stretch of the 2021-2022 Legislative Session. An overwhelming number of bills are awaiting a final vote before the end of the...
Pat's Perspective: Your Legislative Update From Sacramento
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...
Your Legislative Update From Sacramento
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...
Oil Spill Update #2
October 12, 2021
Dear Neighbor, Significant progress has been made towards containing and cleaning up the oil spill that originated off the coast of Orange County. Here are the facts: More than 1,600 people are conducting response operations; 5,544 gallons of crude oil have been recovered by vessel; Approximately...
Update on OC Oil Spill
October 6, 2021
Dear Neighbor, The oil spill off the coast of Orange County is of great concern to all of us. The spill has affected an area from Huntington Beach to Dana Point. The U.S. Coast Guard is doing everything possible to contain the spill, but more coastal areas may be affected in the days ahead. Crude...
Pat's Perspective: Your October Update from Sacramento
October 1, 2021
A Message from Pat Dear Neighbor, The California Legislature ended the 2021 regular session on September 10 and will reconvene in January. The Governor has until October 10 to decide whether to sign or veto more than 700 bills on his desk. Some bills of significance did not make it to the Governor...
Pat's Perspective: Your July Update from Sacramento
July 7, 2021
Dear Neighbor, The past several weeks have been especially busy in Sacramento, as the Legislature voted on several state budget bills and hundreds of other legislation. Most of these bills do not get much public attention, but I take seriously my responsibility to review each bill and weigh the...
Pat's Perspective: Memorial Day & State Updates
May 28, 2021
A Message from Pat Dear Neighbor, On Memorial Day, we pay our respects to the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have died while serving our nation. While the holiday weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer vacation season, we must never lose sight of what the day actually means. Whether...
Pat's Perspective: An Update from Senator Patricia Bates
March 25, 2021
A Message from Pat Dear Neighbor, It has been a year since California imposed strict lockdown measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no sugarcoating the fact that the lockdown has imposed enormous economic and emotional costs on most Californians. Even more tragic is that more than 56,000...
Pat's Perspective: A December Update from Senator Patricia Bates
December 22, 2020
A Message from Pat | Federal COVID-19 Relief Bill | Quick Updates | Resources for Workers and Families | Resources for Small Businesses | DMV Update
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