Current Releases & Opinion

03-29-2017
Today, Assembly and Senate Republicans released a joint statement on the plan unveiled by Governor Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León to increase transportation taxes and fees by more than $5 billion annually.
03-29-2017
Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) issued the following statement on the five tax transportation increases imposed by the Democratic leadership led by Governor Brown: “$52 billion in new tax increases is what we will be forking over to the government. Negotiated behind closed doors, this is the largest...
03-29-2017
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today reacted to Governor Brown and Legislative Democrats’ announcement of a $5.2 billion road-funding package that imposes permanent new gas taxes and user fees on motorists:
03-28-2017
“Our Veterans have served this country bravely and it is only right for us to recognize their contributions and see that when they do come home, they receive the care and assistance they have earned,” said Senator Janet Nguyen.
03-28-2017
Today, Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) joined members of the Senate Republican Caucus to stand up for veterans in California. Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove), Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) announced a package of legislative...
03-23-2017
Below is a summary of budget subcommittee activities from the past week:
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...
03-16-2017
Below is a summary of budget subcommittee activities from the past week:
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...

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