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Cannella's Capitol Update: March 2012
March 30, 2012
Dear Friend, I know the English proverb is “March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb,” but that couldn’t be further from the truth this year. Now that the bill introduction window has closed, we begin to settle in and discuss the new legislation being proposed. For my legislation, that...
Cannella's Capitol Update: February 2012
February 29, 2012
Dear Friend, Even though this year February has an extra day, it just flew by! The 24th was the final day for legislators to introduce new bills for the year. I’m excited about the bills I authored and coauthored and will be working hard for them to become law. As I’d said, I am carrying...
Cannella's Capitol Update: January 2012
January 27, 2012
Dear Friend, 2012 has started off with a bang! We have already seen the Governor’s proposed budget and State of the State address. January also marks the beginning of the legislative season, which is accompanied by a flurry of activity. My priorities for this year will remain the same. I will be an...
Cannella's Capitol Update: December 2011
December 19, 2011
Dear Friend, The holiday season is a time for reflection, and this year I have much to be thankful for! Besides being grateful for the support of my family - particularly as I’ve been away from home more than usual - I’m also humbled by the trust you’ve placed in me as your representative in the...
Cannella's Capitol Update: November 2011
November 18, 2011
Dear Friend, With the holiday season fast approaching, I've had a few moments to reflect on the last year and to be grateful for the progress we've been able to make in Sacramento thus far in my first term in the State Senate. Given my experience in local government, I'll admit that the transition...
Cannella's Capitol Update: October 2011
October 24, 2011
Dear Friend, It's been a busy month in the 12th Senate District! Since the Legislature adjourned for the year last month, I've been driving from county to county talking to folks about the issues that matter most to them - particularly job creation and economic growth. I visited Marich Chocolates...
Cannella's Capitol Update: September 2011
September 16, 2011
Dear Friend, Last week, the Legislature wrapped up its work for the year after having acted on more than a thousand bills. That means I'm back in the district full time for the next three months, meeting with people to talk about their concerns and their priorities for the upcoming year. As I look...
Cannella's Capitol Update: August 2011
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...
Cannella's Capitol Update: June 2011
June 10, 2011
Dear Friend, Last week, the State Legislature was busy working to meet the "house of origin" deadline, meaning that all bills introduced in the Senate or Assembly have either been passed to the other house or will wait for a second chance next year. I’m particularly pleased to report that three of...
Cannella's Capitol Update: May 2011
May 26, 2011
Dear Friend, This week, the state Capitol has been flooded with teachers from all over the state who are concerned about the future of public education in California. You may be surprised to hear this coming from a Republican, but I share their concern. In fact, I couldn't agree more about the...
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