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Sen. Cannella Issues Statement on Supreme Court Decision Requiring Release of 46,000 Inmates
May 23, 2011
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 5–4 decision requiring California to release 46,000 inmates over the next two years: “While I agree we must address California’s prison overcrowding crisis, releasing dangerous felons...
Cannella Measure to Create $2 Million in Savings to CSU Earns Bipartisan Support, Advances to Assembly
May 19, 2011
The California State Senate today approved 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 year...
Sen. Cannella Named Vice Chair of Senate Select Committee on Economic Development and the State Permitting Process
May 11, 2011
During a Rules Committee hearing today, State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) was appointed Vice Chair of the Select Committee on Economic Development and the State Permitting Process, which is designed to provide a forum to discuss the key challenges to economic growth in California and develop...
Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Cannella's Agriculture Bills
May 3, 2011
During a hearing this morning, the Senate Agriculture Committee voted to approve Senate Bill 513 and Senate Bill 707 , two agriculture industry-sponsored bills authored by State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres). “Agriculture is a $35 billion industry in California, and it’s important that we work...
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...
What's sinking the state's budget
April 4, 2011
Previously published by the Merced Sun-Star When I arrived in Sacramento this past December, I walked into the state Capitol with no preconceived notions about the political wrangling and dissension that solving the massive challenges facing our state would cause. I knew making the kinds of drastic...
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...
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