Archived Releases

September 29, 2012
Legislation by Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) to establish a “one-stop-shop” Internet website for individuals to use as a tool in obtaining the necessary permits and licenses to start a business was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. The bill, SB 1327 , was designed to help...
September 29, 2012
Legislation by Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) to ease the transition of veterans who received military law enforcement training into civilian peace officer positions was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. The bill, SB 1563 , provides those with the proper training an additional...
August 29, 2012
Democrats and Republicans have joined together to author a bill to reinstate the successful Healthy Families Program, while also renewing the MCO tax. SB 301 (DeSaulnier, Cannella, Pavley, Rubio, Strickland and Yee) is currently in the Assembly Health Committee and is awaiting a hearing as the...
August 28, 2012
In the waning days of the legislative session, Senate Republicans are working to pass legislation to restore California’s Healthy Families program. SB 301 co-authored by Senator Anthony Cannella, (R-Ceres) is a bill that extends for one year the Managed Care Organization (MCO) tax, providing the...
August 27, 2012
Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) announced that he has introduced the California Agricultural and Service worker Act (CASA) to create a “deferred action” resident worker program to stabilize the unauthorized agriculture and service industry workforce. “CASA is a responsible, practical...
July 20, 2012
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement regarding the discovery of improper vacation payouts and hidden funds at the California Department of Parks and Recreation: “The actions of the management at State Parks is reprehensible. California’s park system has long been...
July 13, 2012
Legislation by Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) to simplify the process for removing a public official from office for willful or corrupt misconduct in office was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown. SB 1357 would remove ambiguity in the law and allows district attorneys to present such...
July 6, 2012
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement regarding the passage of SB 1029, which allows the sale of state bonds to support the construction of high speed rail in California: “As an engineer, I am fascinated by the possibility of high speed rail in California. I...
July 2, 2012
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement regarding the passage of AB 278 and SB 900, which changes mortgage regulations: “The Central Valley has been the epicenter of the real estate market crash. With so many foreclosures over the past few years, almost every...
June 27, 2012
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement regarding the passage of AB 1494, which eliminates the Healthy Families program: “I am baffled by the decision to eliminate Healthy Families, a program that we know works well to provide health care to almost a million...

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