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March 22, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) and Assemblyman Bill Brough ( R-Dana Point ) issued the following statement after the nonpartisan State Auditor’s office released its audit today of the South Orange County Wastewater Authority (SOCWA). “This state audit...
March 21, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) issued the following statement following a Senate floor ceremony this afternoon where Senator Toni Atkins ( D-San Diego ) took the oath of office as Senate President pro Tempore: “I congratulate Senator Atkins on assuming the...
March 16, 2018
In this Issue: High-Speed Rail Update | Woman of the Year | California’s Water Future | Tax Relief for Families and Small Businesses | A Conversation on Taxes | Addressing Impacts of Natural Disasters and Climate Change | In the News | California Conservation Corps | Scholar Dollars | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights
March 13, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Following a year of devastating floods, fires, mudslides and other extreme weather, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) joined Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and other legislative leaders: Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León ( D-Los Angeles ), Assembly...
March 12, 2018
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has honored Donna Kalez, the managing partner of Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching (Dana Wharf), as the 36th Senate District’s Woman of the Year during today’s Senate session in Sacramento.