Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) announced today her legislation to prohibit Cap and Trade funds from being used for High Speed Rail was killed by the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Development Committee.
Last night on a party-line vote, the Senate’s majority party rejected legislation co-authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to repair California’s deteriorating roads without higher taxes. Yet hours earlier, the majority party voted for a bill that Caltrans estimates could cost taxpayers an additional $54 million annually.
The State Assembly today overwhelmingly approved legislation by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would crack down on convicted sex offenders who remove or disable their GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking devices.
Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) issued the following statement praising outgoing Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) and congratulating Assembly member Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) in his new role.
In an effort to aid more than 13,000 California students, Senator Janet Nguyen is proud to announce that the California State Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 150 (SB 150). The bill seeks to eliminate state income tax liability on forgiven student loans for former Corinthian College students.
Former Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) issued the following statement in response to the leadership change in the Assembly Republican Caucus.
Two important education reform measures authored by Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) passed off the Senate Floor today with unanimous support and will be sent to the Governor for his signature consideration.
Common sense legislation to fund new and existing road and highway construction was defeated in the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Development Committee by a party-line vote this afternoon. SBX1 2, authored by Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas), would have shifted $1.9 billion in cap and trade taxes imposed on gasoline away from high speed rail and redirected the funding to better roads, highways and bridges.
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced his Senate Bill 168, which would protect forests, property and the lives of citizens, firefighters and emergency personnel from drone interference, passed out of the Senate and is now headed to the Assembly.
In a victory for public transparency and a parent’s right to know, the California Department of Education (DOE) has begun restoring 15 years of historical data that it had deleted from the most accessible part of its website.