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Senator Cannella's Bill to Help Fight Methamphetamine Production Heard in Senate Public Safety Committee
April 26, 2011
Reflective of his commitment to public safety, State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today presented Senate Bill 260 before the Senate Public Safety Committee. The measure targets methamphetamine producers by making it a felony to possess more than a half pound of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine,...
Sen. Cannella Authors Resolution Designating Every Sunday as "Cooking With Kids Day"
April 25, 2011
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today joined celebrity chef and California native Guy Fieri at a press conference on the North Steps of the State Capitol to announce Senate Joint Resolution 5 , which would designate every Sunday as “Cooking With Kids Day” and encourage families across...
Senate Education Committee Passes Measure to Streamline CSU Financial Audit Practices, Create $2 Million in Savings
April 13, 2011
The Senate Education Committee today passed Senate Bill 736 , a measure authored by State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) to streamline the California State University (CSU) system’s systemwide financial audit practices, achieving approximately $2 million in taxpayer and campus savings every...
Senate Labor Committee Rejects Measure Eliminating Financial Rewards to Inmates Claiming Work-Related Injuries
April 13, 2011
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today presented Senate Bill 407 before the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. The measure would have ended the practice of paying temporary disability indemnity benefits to county and city inmates during their incarceration, bringing local...
Sen. Cannella Issues Statement on Push for Long-Term Reforms to Get California Back on Track
March 29, 2011
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement regarding the status of his conversations with Governor Jerry Brown about the reforms necessary to address the structural problems that have contributed to California’s $25 billion budget deficit: “I fully recognize that...
Senator Cannella Calls for Long-Term Reforms to Get California Back on Track and to Create Jobs
March 16, 2011
After taking difficult votes to reduce state spending, State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement calling for swift action to pass long-term reform measures that address the structural problems that have contributed to our state’s recurring budget crisis: “Today’s...
What They Are Saying ... About 'GOP 5' Senators' Reform Plan
March 9, 2011
"But the fact is we have to have a plan; we need a solution ... And if you're going to be here, give me some ideas. And do you have some reforms you want to make? ... Let's hear what they are." (Gov. Jerry Brown, Remarks at Joint Legislative Budget Conference Committee, 2/24/11) Five GOP Senators "...
In Case You Missed It: Brown Needs Support to Keep Special Interests Out of Budget
March 8, 2011
By The Modesto Bee Editorial Board March 7, 2011 State budget negotiations are at a fragile point in Sacramento. As of Monday afternoon, it appears unlikely there will be resolution by Thursday - the deadline set by Gov. Jerry Brown to get a tax extension proposal on a special June ballot. ... [W]e...
Senator Cannella's letter to Governor Brown Regarding the Budget
March 7, 2011
March 7, 2011 Governor Jerry Brown State Capitol, First Floor Sacramento, CA 95814 Dear Governor Brown: We accepted your invitation to bring you our ideas on important structural reforms and willingly took to heart your admonition “to get out of our comfort zone”. Although it is clear that you...
Sen. Cannella: Regulatory Reform Necessary for Long-Term Economic Growth
March 1, 2011
In light of the state’s sky-high unemployment rate and the urgent need to keep California competitive in the global marketplace, State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today announced introducing Senate Bill 639 , legislation requiring that all regulations undergo an economic impact analysis...
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