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Organizations representing many California job creators announced their 2016 legislative vote records this month, and Senate Republicans earned top marks.
Today Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) and all other members of the state Senate sent a letter to Congress urging expedited action “to permanently waive the requirement that our state’s Army National Guard members repay federal financial incentives they received in exchange for wartime...
The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) announced that all 13 Republican Senators earned its highest possible vote record score in 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.
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.
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.
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...
Today, Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) opposed Senate Bill 32 (Pavley, D-Agoura Hills) and made the case to protect jobs in California.
Runner Family on the Death of Senator Sharon Runner “We are heartbroken to share that Sharon passed away today at the age of 62 following respiratory complications. She died peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends. “Through her life Sharon held tight to her favorite Bible verse,...
Today, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) released a draft proposal that sets new emissions caps and extends California’s cap-and-trade tax program beyond its statutorily prescribed expiration date of December 31, 2020. Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) issued the following response: