Current Releases & Opinion

05-11-2017
In response to today’s May Budget revision by Governor Brown, Senator Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County) issued this statement:
05-11-2017
"If managing the budget is 'like riding a tiger,' looking out ahead ten years from now is like standing on the deck of the sinking Titanic."
05-11-2017
Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, issued the following statement regarding the Legislature’s annual budget shell game:
05-11-2017
Governor Brown’s budget once again misses the mark to protect middle and lower income families. Sadly, the revised budget fails to restore the Middle Class Scholarship, a financial life-line that, in many cases, is the only state funded financial assistance middle class students can apply for...
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:
05-8-2017
If you like your current health care plan, Senate Bill 562 is a bad deal. If you don’t like your current health care plan, SB562 is a worse deal.
05-8-2017
The burdensome gas and car tax hike is just another tactic by Sacramento Democrats to haul in billions more dollars from ordinary Californians to backfill the roads and infrastructure money they have diverted to other programs or wasted over prior years.
05-8-2017
For years, Democratic leaders have taken California in a perilous direction. Our state has some of the highest taxes and is frequently ranked the worst place to do business by CEOs from around the nation. Democrats promote big government policies ranking the state above citizens. Tax dollars are...
05-6-2017
Below is a summary of some subcommittee activity from the past week:
05-5-2017
Since 2014, there have been several attempts to repeal a cap that prohibits school districts from saving for a rainy day. Senate Bill 590, introduced by Senator Moorlach and co-authored by Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) aimed once again to repeal the burdensome cap. Sacramento Democrats killed SB 590 in the Senate Education Committee last week.

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