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Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after the Senate majority party removed Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) from the Senate Chamber this morning after peacefully expressing her views during regular session:
Marijuana Hearing Raises Concerns Over Water and Public Safety. The Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee heard testimony on Thursday, February 16, regarding how the state is implementing Proposition 64, which legalized the recreational use of marijuana in California. The hearing highlighted...
The full Budget and Fiscal Review Committee met on Thursday, February 9, to vote on two proposals to give pay increases and bonuses to state employees and to review a new costly budget and accounting IT system. New Bonuses for State Employees Contrast with Reductions for Child Care and Scholarships...
Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 17 (SCR) declaring the week of January 30 – February 5 as California Girls and Women in Sports Week. SCR 17 passed unanimously today.
Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) will be recognized tonight at the California Women Lead reception as “Elected Woman of the Year.” The annual event honors leaders in the political, business, and government communities.
Read Complete Document (pdf) Executive Summary Overview: Budget Deficits Return Despite Record Revenues. California continues to set new records for revenue each year, but with Democrats solely in control of the state budget, deficits are now set to return. The Governor’s January budget projects a...
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2017 State of the State address to the California Legislature:
Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) issued the following response to Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State:
Senate Budget Vice-Chair Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) issued the following statement on the State of State address:
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) issued the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address today: