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October 13, 2016
The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) announced that all 13 Republican Senators earned its highest possible vote record score in 2016.
October 3, 2016
Today, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), a small business organization with thousands of California members, unveiled its 2016 legislative voting record. Every member of the Senate Republican Caucus earned an impressive perfect score for supporting small businesses.
September 30, 2016
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced his Senate Bill 807, which would protect forests, property and the lives of citizens, firefighters and emergency personnel from drone interference, was signed by Governor Brown.
September 30, 2016
Governor Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 1458 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that will expand eligibility for the state’s property tax exemption to military veterans who previously did not qualify. The State Senate and Assembly unanimously approved the bill last month.
September 29, 2016
Legislation that bans the sale of powdered alcohol, or “Palcohol,” will become law in California on January 1, 2017, after receiving the Governor’s signature of approval. The Governor’s signature on SB 819, which was authored by Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas), makes California the 34th state to ban...
September 28, 2016
Legislation designed to collect accurate data on purchasers of sex has been signed into law by the Governor. SB 420, authored by Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas), targets the demand side of human trafficking by amending Penal Code Section 647(b) to make a clear distinction between the buyers and...
September 28, 2016
Read Complete Document (pdf) Executive Summary Budget Overview. The 2016 Budget Act includes record-high General Fund revenues and spending. The budget shows strong education spending, prudently includes an extra $2 billion deposit to the state Rainy Day Fund, and provides much needed funds for the...
September 27, 2016
Senator Janet Nguyen is proud to announce that Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1012 (SB 1012) into law requiring State and all local governments to purchase United States and California flags from American manufacturers in the United States.
September 26, 2016
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) was thrilled that his bill to improve California’s youth dental care utilization was signed into law by Governor Brown over the weekend. “The purpose of the Denti-Cal program is to provide children with oral health services, and we should encourage its use...
September 19, 2016
Following Governor Jerry Brown's signing of Senate Bill 1383 (Lara) today, Senator John Moorlach issued the following statement: