Senator Patricia Bates

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Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on the outcome of the Assembly Suspense File hearing relative to her effort to make insulin affordable: “I am disappointed SB 473, my bill to cap the out-of-pocket cost for insulin to $35 a month, was held in the Assembly Committee …continue reading

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Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement commending Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton for receiving the 2021 Recycling Hero Award from Keep California Beautiful. “As the state representative for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, it gives me great pleasure to recognize the brave men and women of the …continue reading

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Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal for the 2022-2023 FY. “On Monday, Governor Newsom unveiled his budget priorities for the 2022-2023 FY, and while I commend the Governor for some of his administration’s proposals, I do not believe his budget does …continue reading

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The California State Senate unanimously approved “Brandon’s Law” (Senate Bill 434) by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to prohibit an operator of rehabilitation treatment facilities from providing any form of false advertising or marketing services. SB 434 will head next to the Assembly for its consideration. “I’m pleased that my …continue reading

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Democrats on the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee approved Governor Newsom’s proposal to change state law retroactively to hand over $35 million to the partisan political firm SKDK, who simultaneously campaigned to elect President Biden last year and conducted “voter outreach.” Their work included e-mails to legislative staff. As …continue reading