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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...
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...
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...
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...
March 11, 2011
In This Issue Californians Feeling The Pinch Shifting Services To Cities, Counties, Could Cost More What They’re Saying About Our Letter To Governor Brown How Do You Think We Should Balance California’s Budget? Dear Friend, Today, we join our friends in Japan to mourn the loss of life caused by the...
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 "...
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...
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...
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...
February 24, 2011
Previously published at The Modesto Bee. While Sacramento grapples with how to close our state's massive $25 billion budget deficit, cities and counties are understandably concerned about the discussions happening under the Capitol dome. As a former mayor, I know what a dramatic impact these...

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