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Orange County Register: Too soon for county vote centers
June 25, 2017
I support the recent unanimous decision by the Orange County Board of Supervisors to put the brakes on a proposal attempting to create vote centers in limited areas of the county. It was the right decision at the right time. Had the supervisors approved this plan, it would have increased the likelihood of voter fraud in upcoming elections — especially when you consider the wide array of relaxed voting standards recently enacted into law.
Senate Republican Leader Bates Reacts to Assembly's Action on SB 562
June 23, 2017
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement regarding Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon's decision to hold SB 562, the government-run health care proposal, 'in the Assembly Rules Committee until further notice': "Speaker Rendon says that SB 562 is '...
Pat's Perspective: June 2017
June 21, 2017
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Small Business of the Year | Transportation Update | Budget Update | Legislative Update | Early Release for Gun Criminals? | Better Schools Now! | Top Colleges | Alzheimer’s Awareness | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights | Connect on Social Media
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates Responds to San Diego Seizure of 14 Million Lethal Fentanyl Doses
June 20, 2017
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), who represents North San Diego County in the state Senate, today responded to the news that federal authorities have seized one of the nation’s largest loads of fentanyl in the greater San Diego area – enough to kill 14 million people:
Assembly Committee Approves Sen. Bates and Atkins' Bill to Build Specialized Veteran Medical Facilities
June 19, 2017
SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 197 today by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), which would lower the cost of constructing medical facilities in California that serve veterans and...
San Diego Union-Tribune: Single-payer health plan full of false promises
June 15, 2017
The catch is that this plan would be run by the same state government struggling to fund basic services. Embracing a fantasy that promises everything to everybody, the Senate recently passed Senate Bill 562, which would create a government-run health care monopoly that would essentially outlaw private health insurance.
Senate Republican Leader Bates Releases Statement on Record-Spending 2017-18 State Budget 6.15.17
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Senate Republican Leader Bates Releases Statement on Record-Spending 2017-18 State Budget
June 15, 2017
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after the passage of the 2017-18 state budget:
Senator Bates Urges Governor to Expedite School Bond Money
June 6, 2017
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) recently sent a letter to Governor Brown urging him to implement the passage of Proposition 51, the state school bond initiative.
Senator Patricia Bates Honors "Oceanside Therapy Group" as Small Business of the Year
June 5, 2017
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today honored Oceanside Therapy Group (OTG) as the 2017 Small Business of the Year for the 36th Senate District. Bates recognized owners Joshua and Rebekah Van Orden during the California Small Business Day awards lunch in Sacramento. “Oceanside Therapy...
Senate Republican Leader Bates Issues Statement on Passage of Government-Run Health Care Proposal
June 1, 2017
Click here to listen to Senate Republican Leader Bates’ remarks from the Senate floor. SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after Senate Bill 562, a government-run health care proposal , passed today in the California State Senate...
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Times of San Diego: California 'Sanctuary State' Bill Approved on Legislature's Last Day
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates of Laguna Niguel said that even with last-minute changes sought by Brown, the law could permit dangerous...
Fox San Diego: California lawmakers weigh in on DACA decision
"It is imperative that Congress pass a lasting legislative solution that will ensure that 800,000 young people, who have done nothing wrong, can...
Los Angeles Times: California's Republican leaders call on Congress to find a solution to accommodate Dreamers
Bates said it is important that Congress pass a “lasting solution” that will allow the 800,000 people participating in Deferred Action for...