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Orange County Register: Another view of the governor's 'State of the State'
February 2, 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown recently delivered his final “State of the State” address to the Legislature. Whether you agree or disagree with his policies, he will leave a deep legacy of public service in our state that will be felt for decades to come.
Senate GOP Leader Patricia Bates Applauds Passage of Legislative Whistleblower Bill
February 1, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) issued the following statement after the California State Senate approved Assembly Bill 403 , the Legislative Employee Whistleblower Protection Act, which has been championed by Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez ( R-Lake Elsinore...
Senate GOP Leader Patricia Bates Responds to Governor's State of the State Address
January 25, 2018
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown's State of the State address today: "I congratulate Governor Brown on his final State of the State speech. He will leave behind a deep legacy of public service to Californians. "...
Coast News Group: Affordable housing critical to North County's future
January 19, 2018
North County is a great place to live, but it is not immune to California’s housing crisis. We know that it is very costly to rent or buy a home in the area. While the positive attributes of our region are a major factor in driving prices much higher than the national average, the simple truth is that housing supply is not keeping up with demand.
Pat's Perspective: January 2018
January 19, 2018
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | State Budget Update | Sober Living Homes Update | Housing Discussion | Flu Season | Be Storm Ready | Unclaimed Property | Tax Return Assistance | Scholarship Opportunities | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights | Connect on Social Media
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates to Pursue State Action on "Rehab Riviera" Concerns
January 17, 2018
Hoping to build on the momentum created by a recent media investigation into Southern California’s drug rehab industry, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that she has introduced Senate Bill 902 to address some of the concerns that were raised.
Sen. Bates Comments on Governor’s Budget Plan
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Senate Republican Leader Bates and Senator Nielsen Respond to Governor's 2018-19 Budget Proposal
January 10, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) , vice chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, responded to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2018-19 budget proposal : Senate Republican Leader Bates: “California’s projected...
Senate GOP Leader Bates and Colleagues Recommend 2-2-2 Framework to Responsibly Invest Budget Surplus
January 9, 2018
SACRAMENTO - The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office recently projected that California could have a general fund surplus of $7.5 billion this year. If this proves correct, the Legislature will have an opportunity to address some of the significant challenges facing California. Rather than...
Senator Patricia Bates Encourages College Seniors and Grads to Apply for Senate Fellowships
January 2, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today announced the availability of applications for the 2018-19 California Senate Fellows program. Former fellows include current members of Congress and the California Legislature, judges and local elected officials. “The Senate Fellows...
Pat's Perspective: December 2017
December 19, 2017
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Lilac Fire | Legislative Report Cards | REAL ID | Sober Living Homes | Tax Return Assistance | Environmental Good News | CalVet Connect | Career Education | Senate Fellows Program | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights | Connect on Social Media
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KQED: State Senate to Review Backlog of Over 10,000 Firearm Confiscation Cases
In California there’s a unique program meant to keep guns out of the hands of people who aren’t allowed to own them.
Times of San Diego: Opioid Education Bill Championed by San Diego DA Gains Traction in Sacramento
A State Senate bill championed by San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan and sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates was approved...
San Clemente Times: State of the City Looks at Issues San Clemente Faces
Mayor Tim Brown emceed the ceremony with assistance from State Sen. Patricia Bates.