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Sen. Cannella Comments on Wildfire Hearing
July 25, 2018
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) brief comment on the first hearing of the Wildfire Preparedness and Response Legislative Conference Committee . “Mitigating the risk of wildfires in California is a complex issue requiring a holistic approach that will provide a lasting fix. We have a...
Sen. Cannella Legislation Become Law
July 20, 2018
SACRAMENTO – State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) is pleased to announce that four important measures he authored in the 2017-18 Legislative Session were signed into law. As with much of Cannella’s legislation throughout his eight years in the Senate, these bills focus on needs in his 12th...
Cannella Column: June 2018
July 2, 2018
In this Issue: Capitol Update | District Update | Happy Birthday America!
Senator Cannella - SCR 135 Portugal Day
Sen. Cannella, Senate Welcome Portugal Prime Minister
June 14, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) welcomed the Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, to the Senate Floor today. Prime Minister Costa’s visit to the state is to focus on the opportunities for trade, investment, and economic cooperation between Portugal and the State of California...
Sen. Cannella Reacts to State Budget Passage
June 14, 2018
SACRAMENTO – State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) reacted to the passage of the 2018-19 State Budget, noting that some aspects benefit communities in his district. “The passage today of California’s on-time State Budget includes a robust rainy day fund and a welcome transportation component...
Sen. Cannella Honors Non-Profit of the Year
June 6, 2018
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) honored CASA of Monterey County on the Senate Floor today as his 12 th Senate District Non-Profit of the Year. “Anytime you have the opportunity to recognize an organization that safeguards children in our community, it is a good day,” said Cannella. “Caring for...
Sen. Cannella Reacts to Governor's May Revise Budget
May 11, 2018
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) reacted to Governor Brown’s 2018-19 May Revise Budget Proposal released today. “I am encouraged that the economy is holding strong, and our State Budget is a beneficiary of that strength,” said Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres). “Although the State has solid...
Sen. Cannella's Pro-business Measure Moves Forward
May 9, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) presented Senate Bill 1417 to members of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, urging them to help improve California’s business-friendly image by reducing costs. “SB 1417 provides much needed relief for small businesses in our state, and...
Cannella Column: April 2018
April 30, 2018
In this Issue: Cannella Column | Capitol Update | District Update
Sen. Cannella Honors Woman of the Year
March 12, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) honored Erica Ayala from Patterson as the 12th Senate District Woman of the Year on the Senate Floor today. “It’s always a pleasure to have the opportunity to recognize a stand-out individual in our community,” said Cannella. “Erica has selflessly...
Sen. Cannella Announces Senate Fellow Added in Capitol Office
December 13, 2017
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) is pleased to announce a new addition to his Capitol office. Jared Smith is a member of the 2017-18 California Fellows program, who was recently assigned to the Sacramento office and is working as a full-time staff member in service to the 12th Senate...
Sen. Cannella's Statement on Harassment and Senate Rules Committee Actions
November 27, 2017
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) issued this statement following the Senate Rules Committee actions today: “A hallmark responsibility of the Legislature is to ensure people are treated with respect and equality,” said Senator Anthony Cannella, Vice Chair of the Senate Rules Committee. “Harassment...
Sen. Cannella's 2017 Legislation Signed Into Law
September 29, 2017
After debating and voting on hundreds of measures in the last week of the California Legislative Session, Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) was encouraged that several pieces of his 2017 legislative package were sent to the Governor and signed into law. One measure signed by the Governor yesterday...
Sen. Cannella's Stanislaus Water Measure Going to the Governor
September 1, 2017
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) was encouraged that his legislation to improve local water supply unanimously cleared the Senate, passing its final hurdle Thursday before going to the Governor for his prospective signature. Senate Bill 373 would assist the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority (...
Detwiler Fire -- Information
July 20, 2017
For those displaced by the Detwiler Fire, the Red Cross shelter is located at: Cesar Chavez Middle School 161 Plainsburg Road Planada, CA Contact: Alicia Rodriguez at 209.201.1743 Wednesday (7/19), CHP Public Information Officer Eric Zuniga discussed the needs for the Red Cross shelter with my...
Sen. Cannella Stanislaus Water Measure Passes Key Committee
July 12, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) is pleased to announce that his legislation to improve local water supply has passed another important milestone. Senate Bill 373 would assist the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority (SRWA) in building a water supply project by allowing the Stanislaus...
Cannella Column: June 2017
June 30, 2017
IN THIS ISSUE: Capitol Update | Around the District
Sen. Cannella Selects Nonprofit of the Year for the 12th Senate District
June 28, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) was pleased to select CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of San Benito County as his Non-profit of the Year for the 12th Senate District. “CASA is an invaluable asset to our community and those they help,” said Cannella. “Foster care certainly...
Sen. Cannella Appointed Vice Chair Of Powerful Joint Rules Committee
June 21, 2017
Today, Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) was selected by his colleagues to serve as Vice Chairman of the powerful Joint Committee on Rules. Previous to Cannella’s appointment, the position of vice-chair was vacant. “I am honored that my colleagues have the confidence in my abilities as their...
Sen. Cannella Public Safety Measure Further On its way to Approval
June 21, 2017
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) is pleased to announce that his measure to help local communities acquire surplus property passed another panel on its way to the Governor’s desk. “California’s small communities are still struggling from the recent economic downturn, and I’m encouraged that this...
Sen. Cannella Legislation Becoming Law January 2017
December 22, 2016
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) is pleased to announce the bills he authored in 2016 that will be enacted on January 1, 2017.
Sen. Cannella Selected for Influential Committees
December 21, 2016
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) was selected as a member of four influential Senate Committees for the 2017 Legislative Session, including two he will serve on as Vice Chair.
Cannella Column - December 21, 2016
December 21, 2016
Capitol Update | 12th Senate District | Around the District
KSEE: A new plan to divert water north has local leaders calling foul (Video)
December 20, 2016
"In Merced County I think we have twice the state average of unemployment we have upwards of 26 percent in poverty level", said Anthony Cannella who represents the 12th Senate District. Cannellla goes on to say that the Water Board's plan known as SED will not help Salmon population like they say...
Sen. Cannella Thanks Special Awardees
December 1, 2016
Throughout the year, Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) recognizes men, women and organizations for their contributions to the citizens of the 12th Senate District. All are presented with a personal Senate Resolution, often at a public ceremony to applaud their special accomplishments.
Senator Cannella Receives Perfect Rating on NFIB 2016 Legislative Voting Scorecard
October 3, 2016
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) was once again given a 100% score by the National Federation of Independent Businesses/California (NFIB) for his voting record in 2016. The NFIB’s annual scorecard was recently released and ranks state legislators’ voting records on bills that support...
Senator Cannella's Dental Health Measure Signed Into Law
September 26, 2016
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) was thrilled that his bill to improve California’s youth dental care utilization was signed into law by Governor Brown over the weekend. “The purpose of the Denti-Cal program is to provide children with oral health services, and we should encourage its use...
Important Water Legislation Authored By Senator Cannella Signed Into Law
September 16, 2016
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) was pleased that his bill to safeguard groundwater was signed into law by Governor Brown today.
Cannella Column: August 2016
August 23, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE: Capitol Update | Event Updates | Around the District
Sen. Cannella Recognizes Green Business of the Year
July 28, 2016
Today, Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) selected Label Technology as his Green Business of the Year and presented them with a Senate resolution in recognition of their commitment to environmentally-friendly business practices.
Sen. Cannella Names Livingston's Sheila Stark 12th Senate District Teacher of the Year
September 16, 2015
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today announced he has selected Sheila Stark, an eighth-grade teacher at Livingston Middle School, as the 12th Senate District’s Teacher of the Year for her dedication and commitment to students and the community. “Sheila Stark has dedicated over 3 decades to...
Sen. Cannella Testifies at State Water Board Public Workshop to Address Potential Damages to Farmers
June 24, 2015
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today delivered the following testimony at the State Water Resources Control Board public workshop regarding the possibility of altering the Sacramento River Temperature Management Plan:
Sen. Cannella Celebrates June Dairy Month
Sen. Cannella Honors June Dairy Month
June 18, 2015
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 65 (SCR 65) on the Senate floor declaring June as Dairy Month. The resolution recognizes the importance of the dairy industry and the contributions dairy has made to California. SCR 65 passed the Senate unanimously, 37-0.
Sen. Cannella Applauds Special Session on Transportation Infrastructure
June 16, 2015
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement following the Governor’s call for a special session to address the funding shortfall for California’s transportation system: “We have ignored our transportation infrastructure for far too long. I felt it was necessary to make...
Sen. Cannella Votes Against Unrealistic State Budget
June 15, 2015
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement following the passage of the 2015-16 state budget: “I was unable to support the budget that was brought before the Senate today as it overstates our state revenues. We need to be realistic in our budgeting to ensure that we do...
Cannella Applauds Additional Funding for UC Merced Medical School Approved for State Budget
June 11, 2015
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today announced that additional funding for UC Merced’s proposed medical school was approved with a unanimous vote of 5-0 by the Joint Legislative Budget Conference Committee. The budget item will add $1 million to the University of California budget to continue development of a medical school at UC Merced.
Cannella Issues Statement on Governor Browns May Revise Budget Proposal
May 14, 2015
Cannella Issues Statement on Governor Brown's May Revise Budget Proposal
May 14, 2015
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s revised 2015-16 budget proposal:
Cannella Bill to Protect Cities and Taxpayers from Costly Lawsuits Passes First Policy Committee
May 6, 2015
Today, legislation authored by Senator Anthony Cannella (R – Ceres) that will save cities from potentially costly lawsuits was approved unanimously in its first hearing. The California Senate Governance and Finance Committee passed Senate Bill 493 with a vote of 7-0.
Why isn't our road-tax money going anywhere?
April 27, 2015
Cannella - "Anyone who drives on our roads knows we have a transportation infrastructure crisis in California. Even though we’re paying more in gas taxes and transportation fees than any other state, that money hasn’t been used to repair or maintain our streets, highways and other infrastructure projects."
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