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San Clemente Times: Sober Day in Court: San Clemente is Site of Dueling Lawsuits that Could Determine Sober Living Home Regulations
May 19, 2016
Bates, Brough and Harper were joined by city officials from throughout South Orange County and about 600 residents at a town hall meeting on sober living facilities in Laguna Hills on May 12.
Wall Street Journal: California Gov. Jerry Brown Offers Revised $122 Billion Budget Plan
May 14, 2016
“The governor’s call for preparing for the ‘days of necessity’ in the face of falling tax revenues is undermined by the fact that he and legislative Democrats have made new major spending commitments,” said state Sen. Patricia Bates.
Efforts to regulate sober-living homes continue, state legislators say
May 14, 2016
Over 600 people packed the Laguna Hills Community Center to hear Assemblymen Matthew Harper (R-Huntington Beach) and Bill Brough (R-Dana Point) and state Sen. Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) speak to the problems and potential solutions.
Orange County Register: Sober-living homes still a hot topic across county; hundreds attend town hall
May 13, 2016
The event, organized by State Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel; Assemblyman Bill Brough, R-Dana Point; and Assemblyman Matthew Harper, R-Huntington Beach, sought to provide information about current and proposed state rules, the specific cases in Costa Mesa, and Hurwitz’s suit.
CNN: Fentanyl: The new heroin, but deadlier
May 11, 2016
"It's so dangerous and so lethal, I had to get involved," California state Sen. Patricia Bates said. "Two minutes, and you could be in respiratory arrest and be dead. It's kind of like, get high and die."
Seaside Courier: Elected officials address concerns about nuclear waste at San Onofre
May 9, 2016
California elected officials are addressing concerns about nuclear waste stored at the north San Diego County San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), which is being decommissioned.
KFBK: Bill To Protect First Responders Who Damage Drones Passes Senate
May 6, 2016
Firefighters and other first responders would be allowed to knock drones out of the sky if they interfere with the work they do in an emergency.
Seaside Courier: Genentech unveils large solar installation in Oceanside
April 30, 2016
Genentech’s Oceanside facility April 29 unveiled what the company billed as San Diego County’s largest non-utility solar installation.
Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch: State Senate Backs Removal of Nuclear Waste from San Onofre
April 28, 2016
The resolution authored by Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, urges President Barack Obama and Congress to approve a bill in the House of Representatives that would consolidate the storage of nuclear waste.
San Clemente Times: State Senate Votes to Urge Federal Government to Pass Interim Nuclear Fuel Storage Bill
April 28, 2016
California’s State Senate approved a resolution Thursday to urge the federal government to pass a bill that would allow the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct temporary interim storage of spent nuclear fuel at facilities away from San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, a few miles south of San...
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Fox Business: California Gov. Brown Sees Uncertainty as He Proposes Budget
Meanwhile state Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates called the proposal a "lemon of a budget" saying that the state could not afford its...
Associated Press: California gas prices to rise under bill signed by governor
Senate Minority Leader Patricia Bates said Brown and Democratic lawmakers should have embraced a plan to fund road repairs that did not increase...
San Diego Union-Tribune: Oceanside teen named Boys & Girls Club's California Youth of the Year
While in Sacramento, Hernandez and Orange County Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Sarah Arce met with state Sen. Patricia Bates, whose...