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GOP pushes tax credits as California budget work heats up

April 26, 2016
(Associated Press) Republicans say their ideas would keep money in the hands of low-income people instead of redistributing it through state programs.

California Senate Republicans want tax breaks for vets, students

April 26, 2016
(Sacramento Bee) Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller called it “a very positive agenda that gives voice to Californians being left behind by their own Capitol.”

California governor's greenhouse-gas cuts scrutinized

April 21, 2016
Associated Press, by Jonathan J. Cooper - The top lawyer for the California Legislature says Gov. Jerry Brown exceeded his authority when he issued an executive order imposing what he called the most aggressive carbon-emission reductions in North America, aligning California with the European Union...

Legislature's attorney says Jerry Brown can't set climate targets

April 21, 2016
Sacramento Bee, By David Siders - Gov. Jerry Brown exceeded his authority when he issued an ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target for California last year, the Legislature’s attorney has told lawmakers.

Jean Fuller - Vision and clarity: Senate Republicans' priorities for 2016

January 20, 2016
Bakersfield Californian - The “vision” of Republicans is the same as that of all Californians – a state that can once again be the land of opportunities where high-paying, mortgage-supporting jobs are created; a state where educational opportunities are available and affordable to everyone...

California budget reserves to top $11.5 billion: watchdog

November 18, 2015
Reuters - Senate Republican leader Jean Fuller said the strong revenue growth means there is no need to impose new taxes on California families. She called for the legislature to restore rates to MediCal providers and address the needs of the most vulnerable members of society, including the...

Independent analyst: rosy finances for California

November 18, 2015
The Desert Sun - Senate Minority Leader Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, said the state's expected strong financial footing shows more taxes are not needed. Still, even Republicans support some spending increases, such as restoring payments to doctors who provide services for Medi-Cal patients and...

By 2017, California could have $7.2 billion socked away in rainy-day fund

November 18, 2015
Los Angeles Times - California’s finances are in a “decidedly positive” position, evidence of continued progress after the state emerged from a damaging recession years ago, legislative analysts said in a new report Wednesday.

Fuller speaks against Prop. 47, high-speed rail

November 17, 2015
Visalia Times-Delta: Fuller (R-Bakersfield), a state senator whose district includes Tulare, Visalia and Exeter, spoke at the Tulare Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee monthly meeting on Monday.

GOP leaders urge capture of runoff

October 24, 2015
Porterville Recorder - Recognizing that an impending El Niño this winter may result in record rainfall, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) and California Senate Minority Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield), joined by their Republican colleagues, issued a statement regarding a...