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September 1, 2011
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today presented a resolution on the Senate floor honoring 12-year-old Nicole Kissel, a Merced resident who saved Charles “Dale” Ostrander from drowning while swimming in the waters off the Long Beach peninsula in Washington State on August 5. “Nicole Kissel...
August 30, 2011
The California State Senate today gave its final approval to Senate Bill 513 , a measure authored by State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) to continue the popular Certified Farmers’ Market program and to reinstate a rendering enforcement program at the California Department of Food and...
August 29, 2011
Previously published at the Fresno Bee Last week, the California Employment Development Department announced more sobering news: Unemployment statewide rose to 12%, and the ranks of the jobless grew by 34,000 during the month of July. With unemployment in Fresno and Madera counties even higher at...
August 22, 2011
Dear Friend, During the Legislature’s summer recess, I spent a lot of time talking to people around the 12th Senate District (keep reading below for some of my notes from the road), and I was reminded yet again that, in addition to ensuring the safety of our communities, our top priority in...
August 18, 2011
Senator Anthony Cannella (left) and Senator Sam Blakeslee (right) honor Ms. Rodeo California 2011 on the Senate Floor in Sacramento Ms. Brittany Slaton, crowned Miss Rodeo California 2011, was honored on the California Senate Floor today by Senators Anthony Cannella and Sam Blakeslee for notable...
July 27, 2011
During a meeting hosted by Friant Water Authority, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today met with water agency and agriculture industry leaders to discuss the Central Valley’s water issues and their impact on the region’s agriculture industry. “Water is the...
July 19, 2011
In light of 16.8 percent unemployment in San Benito County and 11.4 percent unemployment statewide, State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today talked with Hollister-area residents and local business owners about the urgent need for Sacramento to focus on job creation and economic growth. This...
July 17, 2011
Consistent with his continued commitment to building strong working relationships between local and state representatives, State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today met with Monterey County officials to discuss issues relating to gang violence and public safety in the region. “As a former...
July 15, 2011
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) and Senate Transportation and Housing Committee Chairman Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) today hosted a joint informational hearing at the Merced County Board of Supervisors Chamber about the impact of high-speed rail on California’s...
July 13, 2011
As published in The Modesto Bee The majority-vote budget passed by legislative Democrats and signed by Gov. Brown represents everything California voters hate about Sacramento. Not only does it make deep cuts to education, public safety and human service programs, but it fails to do anything to fix...

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