Press Releases

Governor Must Release Federal Dollars to Local Government, Says Senate Budget Vice Chair

National League of Cities Reports State Withholding Funding from Cities and Counties States such as California are withholding federal funding from cities and counties, revealed in a recent report by the National League of Cities. To maintain local services during this…

Statement on Rejection of AB 5 Relief Bills

  • May 17, 2020
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the statement below after the Senate Labor, Public Employment, and Retirement Committee today…

Statement on Governor’s Revised Budget Plan

  • May 16, 2020
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom released his revised 2020-21 budget proposal:…