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05-25-2017
The critical reviews are pouring in on the government-run healthcare proposal, Senate Bill 562. The Sacramento Bee recently ran a few articles highlighting the failures of SB 562 and its staggering $400 billion price tag. And today, Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton throws cold water on the proposal altogether.
05-25-2017
Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee will meet at 10am in Room 4203 of the state Capitol to determine the fate of nearly 300 legislative proposals. Senate Bill 472 (Nielsen), a measure to require California public colleges and universities to protect free speech on campus for all students, is...
05-24-2017
Following the testimony of the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office that the Brown Administration may be spending nearly $2 billion over the state’s voter-approved spending limit (Gann Limit), Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) and Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) called for transparency in...
05-24-2017
The price tag for Sacramento Democrats’ single-payer healthcare bill, SB 562, is estimated to be a staggering $400 billion -- more than double California’s state budget.
05-23-2017
Below are a few examples of how SB 1’s taxes – which Californians were promised would be spent on fixing our crumbling roads and highways – will actually be used:
05-18-2017
SACRAMENTO – In November 2016 California voters approved Proposition 56, a $2-per-pack cigarette tax initiative. Supporters promised the extra revenues would go toward reimbursement rates for doctors and dentists who treat underprivileged patients on Medi-Cal. George Skelton of the Los Angeles...
05-15-2017
SACRAMENTO – In case you missed it, Dan Walters’ column published in The Sacramento Bee makes a case for California policymakers to focus on important California issues instead of getting distracted by issues in Washington, DC. Senate Republicans continue to fight for California residents by...
05-11-2017
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), vice chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, issued the following statement today in response to Governor Brown’s revised 2017-18 budget proposal:
05-11-2017
SACRAMENTO – Members of Senate Republican Caucus respond to Governor Brown’s revised 2017-18 state budget. Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) : “After giving Californians a lemon of a gas and car tax hike, Sacramento Democrats seem intent on giving them a lemon of a budget...
05-11-2017
“Since the start of the legislative session, taxpayers have already been saddled with historic tax increases, threatened with higher tuition costs, and warned to prepare for higher home energy costs. Give taxpayers a break, spend their money efficiently, and send the governor a more effective...

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