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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:
September 18, 2016
Instead of passing feel-good legislation with little impact, like SB32, the Legislature needs to focus on the issues we can fix — issues like paying down debt, putting more money away in our state’s Rainy Day Fund and prioritizing practical transportation needs over a costly high-speed rail project...
September 18, 2016
Instead of passing feel-good legislation with little impact, like SB32, the Legislature needs to focus on the issues we can fix — issues like paying down debt, putting more money away in our state’s Rainy Day Fund and prioritizing practical transportation needs over a costly high-speed rail project...
September 16, 2016
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) was pleased that his bill to safeguard groundwater was signed into law by Governor Brown today.
September 12, 2016
Governor Brown today signed Assembly Bill 1066 (D-Gonzalez), a measure that will require farmers to pay overtime after eight hours or 40 hours per week. Vice Chair of the Senate Budget Committee Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber), a life-long farmer and advocate, issued the following statement:
September 12, 2016
Today, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1066 (D-Gonzalez), a measure that will require farmers to pay overtime after eight hours or 40 hours per week. Senator Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County) issued the following statement:

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