Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove

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Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) responds to the release of secondary audit results by the non-partisan State Auditor on the mismanaged Employment Development Department (EDD). Last summer, Senate Republicans called for a comprehensive audit of the EDD. Today’s audit results documented egregious failures of the EDD to prevent fraud …continue reading

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Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Vice Chair of the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee, recently delivered a joint letter to Governor Gavin Newsom requesting that he prioritize the 2021-2022 budget to include funds for jobless Californians, students, and small businesses affected by his …continue reading

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Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) introduced legislation to mandate that California’s unemployment department cross check unemployment claims against records in state prisons. In addition to this legislation, Leader Grove recently delivered a letter to Governor Newsom supporting District Attorneys throughout the state and demanding that he provide adequate resources …continue reading

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Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) recently delivered two letters to Governor Newsom requesting he make fundamental adjustments to the existing Blueprint for a Safer Economy and provide imperative data relating to mental health statistics, the achievement gap, domestic violence, and child abuse since the governor’s shutdown order in March. These requests are …continue reading

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The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) recently recognized Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and members of the Senate Republican Caucus for their support of California’s job creators outlined in CalChamber’s 2020 Vote Record. Leader Grove and the Republican Caucus earned high marks from the non-profit organization which represents more …continue reading

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Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) released the following statement after the California State Controller canceled a $35 million contract to a public affairs firm with strong Democrat political ties. California’s Secretary of State awarded the multi-million dollar contract to SKD Knickerbocker which boasted strong connections to ‘Team Biden.’ The …continue reading

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Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) delivered a letter to Governor Newsom requesting that he investigate and cancel a $35 million contract to a public affairs firm with deep Democrat ties. Read Senator Grove’s letter here. A story in the Sacramento Bee finds statements from officials within the Newsom Administration …continue reading

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Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) issued a statement regarding a $35 million “Vote Safe California” contract to SKD Knickerbocker that has strong ties to the presidential campaign of Joe Biden. The Sacramento Bee reports that Congressional Republicans are launching an investigation into this multi-million dollar contract awarded by the …continue reading

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Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) released the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s expansion plan to release additional convicted felons from four separate correctional facilities. According to a recent article published in The San Francisco Chronicle, the Governor’s early release plan could free at least 50,000 convicted felons …continue reading