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Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 357, a soft-on-crime measure advocated by California Democrats that will hinder California’s ability to combat human trafficking. All members of the Senate Republican Caucus formally requested a veto of the measure in this veto letter. The new law will remove a tool frequently used by law enforcement to …continue reading

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With a May 1 deadline looming for early budget action items to be enacted, Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) responds to the Politico story reporting discussions of a gas tax suspension have ‘fizzled out:’ “Legislative Democrats just ran out the clock on suspending the gas tax. Actions speak …continue reading

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Senators Jim Nielsen (R-Red Bluff) and Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) today announced they have introduced Senate Bill 890 to ensure millions of acre-feet of water is stored during wet years instead of being flushed out to sea. “In 2014, California voters approved funding to build large, aboveground water storage,” said Senator …continue reading

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Today, members of the Senate Republican Caucus delivered a letter to State Budget Leaders requesting a ‘Gas Tax Holiday’ which would include a full suspension on state gas tax collection for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year, backfilled by the State’s general fund. This would provide Californians with much needed financial relief …continue reading

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Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) and Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) released a joint statement urging Sacramento leadership to incorporate the provisions of Senate Bill 265, a measure by Senator Borgeas that would provide much needed tax relief on the COVID-19 loans provided to save businesses and protect jobs, …continue reading