Archived Releases

May 22, 2013
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement regarding the passage of the “Gang of Eight” comprehensive immigration reform bill by the Senate Judiciary Committee: “I am pleased to see that a bi-partisan group of US Senators came together to pass a fair and just...
May 20, 2013
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement following a hearing of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee regarding the new span of the Bay Bridge: “I was astonished to learn of more information calling into question the construction practices used with the new...
May 14, 2013
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s revised 2013-14 budget proposal: “I want to applaud the Governor for the restraint he has shown in his revised budget plan. The voters showed trust in state government in November by approving a...
May 14, 2013
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement following a hearing of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee regarding the new span of the Bay Bridge: “As a civil engineer, I left today’s hearings with concerns over the construction of the new eastern span of the...
May 9, 2013
SB 255 , by Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) would fine and punish those who electronically distribute pictures of a sexual nature without the subject’s consent and with the intent to harass or humiliate. There has been a recent increase in what is commonly called “revenge porn,” and this bill...
May 7, 2013
SB 339, a bill authored by Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) to ease the redevelopment of the decommissioned Castle Air Force Base (Castle), will be heard tomorrow in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee. Following the dissolution of redevelopment agencies, Merced County has been hampered...
May 6, 2013
SB 478 , a bill authored by Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) to increase the ability for the California beef industry to compete with the rest of the nation, will be heard tomorrow in the Senate Transportation & Housing Committee. Because of current law, the California beef industry operates...
May 3, 2013
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement regarding SB 58 to temporarily freeze higher-education tuition rates for the duration of the "Temporary Taxes to Fund Education" proposition approved by voters in 2012: “I want to applaud Governor Brown’s commitment to remain...
April 30, 2013
SB 644 , a bill authored by Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) to increase penalties for felons caught in possession of firearms, will be heard this morning in the Senate Public Safety Committee. It is already illegal in California for convicted felons to possess firearms, but current law limits...
April 29, 2013
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today presented SB 144 , the Realignment Reinvestment Act, to the Senate Budget Committee. The bill would have provided additional funding for front line law enforcement, jail operations, community and a variety of treatment, educational, and job training services...

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