Current Releases & Opinion

03-18-2017
A summary of some subcommittee activity from the past week Subcommittee #1 (Education) Portantino (D-Los Angeles) Chair, Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) College Choice, Middle Class Scholarships Threatened: The subcommittee discussed student financial aid, including a currently...
03-14-2017
SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller ( R-Bakersfield ) has decided to step down as Senate Republican Leader. Senate Republicans elected Senator Patricia “Pat” Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) to serve as the next Senate Republican Leader. Senator Fuller is termed-out next year and wanted to...
03-10-2017
Below is a summary of some subcommittee activity from the past week: Subcommittee #1 (Education) Portantino (D-Los Angeles) Chair, Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), & Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) Pension Costs Squeeze Schools; Local Reserve Caps Assailed; Career Technical Education Losing Ground: The...
03-2-2017
SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León ( D-Los Angeles ), chair of the Senate Rules Committee, appointed a three-person panel to investigate an incident that occurred on the floor of the Senate chambers involving the physical removal of Republican State Senator Janet...
03-2-2017
Below is a summary of some subcommittee activity from the past week: Subcommittee #1 (Education) Portantino (D-Los Angeles) Chair, Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) Career Technical Education Threatened, Teacher Shortage Looms: The subcommittee discussed the governor’s proposed...
02-27-2017
California State Senator Janet Nguyen today issued the following follow-up statement: “Although I am pleased that my colleagues supported Senator Fuller’s motion for the letter that calls for a public hearing and an apology to me and the residents of the 34th District, I am still disappointed with...
02-23-2017
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:
02-23-2017
Kinh thưa qúy Thượng Nghị Sĩ và quý đồng hương: Tôi và những người con của Chiến Sĩ Việt Nam Cộng Hòa sẽ không bao giờ quên sự ủng hộ của Cựu Thượng Nghị Sĩ Tom Hayden cho Cộng Sản Việt Nam và sự đàn áp của Cộng Sản Việt Nam đối với người dân Việt Nam. Sau...
02-23-2017
Public Safety Hearing Highlights Both Successes and Major Concerns. The Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee heard testimony on Thursday, February 23, regarding public safety and prisons in California. At the hearing, several former inmates testified regarding successful rehabilitation they...
02-17-2017
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...

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