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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
April 30, 2018
In this Issue: Cannella Column | Capitol Update | District Update
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...
February 21, 2018
Today, Chairman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova), and Vice Chairman Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) convened an informational hearing of the Joint Committee on Rules regarding the California State Capitol Annex Project. Representatives John Maulin, Danielle Weaver, and Mark Gier from CSHQA, Inc. − an...
January 25, 2018
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) issued the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s last State of the State Address, saying:
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...
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...
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...
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 (...
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...
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...
June 30, 2017
IN THIS ISSUE: Capitol Update | Around the 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...
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...
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...

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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.
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.
December 21, 2016
Capitol Update | 12th Senate District | Around the District
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
August 23, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE: Capitol Update | Event Updates | Around the District
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.

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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...
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:
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.
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...
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...
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.
May 14, 2015
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s revised 2015-16 budget proposal:
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.
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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