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Sen. Cannella Issues Statement on Elimination of Healthy Families Program
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...
Sen. Cannella Issues Statement on State Budget
June 15, 2012
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement regarding the 2012-13 budget passed by the Legislature: “I am disappointed by the budget that was passed today. It is built on an unsound foundation, combining overly optimistic projections and the hope that Californians will...
Sen. Cannella Hires Anne Megaro as Agriculture Committee Consultant
June 14, 2012
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres), chairman of the California Senate Committee on Agriculture, today announced the hiring of Dr. Anne Megaro, as the consultant for the committee. “I’m pleased to have Dr. Anne Megaro as the consultant to the Senate Agriculture Committee,” said Sen. Cannella. “Anne’...
Sen. Cannella Names Monterey County’s La Plaza Bakery 12th District Small Business of the Year
June 11, 2012
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today presented La Plaza Bakery, based in Monterey County, with the 12th Senate District’s Small Business of the Year award during a ceremony in Sacramento. “La Plaza Bakery is a shining example of taking an idea, hard work and determination and making it...
Metal theft costing growers millions of dollars
June 6, 2012
Published at TheCalifornian.com Earlier this month, I chaired an informational hearing of the Senate's Agriculture Committee in Fresno on the growing problem of agricultural metal theft in California. Estimates place the annual loss of U.S. agricultural economic activity because of agricultural...
Cannella's Capitol Update: May 2012
May 31, 2012
Dear Friend, This week, the Legislature has been busy working to meet the “house of origin” deadline, meaning that all bills introduced in the Senate or Assembly have been passed to the other house. I’m happy to report that three of my bills – SB 1155, SB 1327 and SB 1357 – passed the Senate with...
Sen. Cannella Issues Statement on Governor Brown's Revised Budget Plan
May 14, 2012
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s revised 2012-13 budget plan: “I am pleased to see Governor Brown has focused on permanently eliminating our state’s structural debt, but am concerned about a plan that relies on the passage of...
Cannella's Capitol Update: April 2012
April 30, 2012
Dear Friend, As I’d mentioned last month, the legislation I introduced this year is beginning to make its way through the process. April was full of hearings to discuss whether the bills should continue to move forward. May will find more hearings and, mid-month, the Governor will present his...
SB 1327: Cutting red tape for new business owners
April 27, 2012
In recent years, many different surveys and organizations have named California’s business climate as one of the worst in the nation. This illustration is one example of why (pdf). SB 1327 is designed streamline the application process for individuals wanting to start a new business. State...
Sen. Cannella Committed to Finding Solution for Electric Rate Savings
April 25, 2012
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement following the defeat of SB 971 in the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications committee: “SB 971 would have provided substantial savings to California’s electric ratepayers without reducing the state’s environmental...
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