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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...
05-11-2017
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) issued the following statement regarding Governor Brown’s revised 2017-18 state budget proposal:
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...

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