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February 5, 2016
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) co-signed the following letter from Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) to the chairs of the Senate and Assembly Budget committees, urging more funding for developmental services be included in the 2016-2017 budget: In 1977, California made a...
February 4, 2016
As an advocate for Veterans and Military Families, Senator Janet Nguyen is proud to announce that she has been appointed to the Governor’s Military Council. The Governor's Military Council works to protect and expand the military’s role in national security and California’s economy. “Coming from a...
February 4, 2016
Senator Bates discusses transportation funding with host Steve Swatt.
February 3, 2016
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) issued the following statement in response to the governor pressuring Republicans legislators to cave in and raise the medical care organizations (MCO) tax by $1.7 billion. After being lied to about being able to ‘keep our doctor and keep our insurance,’...
February 3, 2016
SACRAMENTO – As the legislative special session on health care continues, Senators Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) and John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) today said majority Democrats should focus less on tax increases and more on existing budget resources to fund medical services for the state’s most...
February 2, 2016
SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller ( R-Bakersfield ) presented Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 101 today, designating February 1-7 as California Girls & Women in Sports Week. SCR 101, which received unanimous support in the California Senate, celebrates female athletics and...
February 1, 2016
***UPDATED February 1, 2016*** Finally ….. some good news on the effort to eliminate the annual CalFire fire tax. This week a Superior Court judge approved the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association’s (HJTA) motion to approve its plan to notify those who pay the $150-a-year “fire fee” of its lawsuit...
February 1, 2016
Read complete "Highlights and Analysis" (pdf) Executive Summary For some people in our state today, life is truly California golden. High-tech industries and places like Silicon Valley are booming. However, this success has not been realized in all communities. Senate Republicans have identified...
February 1, 2016
Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller announced today that all 14 members of the Senate Republican caucus received a perfect score from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) on their recently-released “Legislative Scorecard” for 2015.
January 28, 2016
SACRAMENTO – Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) today presented her resolution to shed light on human trafficking for final approval on the Senate Floor where it received unanimous, bipartisan support. Senate Concurrent Resolution 88 recognizes January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. “...

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