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April 2, 2013
Dear Friend, Along with Spring comes the start of bill hearings in Sacramento. Now that all of the legislation has been introduced, the work on getting bills through the committees begins in earnest. It is during this time that I meet with my fellow legislators to explain the need for the...
April 2, 2013
New legislation by State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) that would provide significant savings to Merced Irrigation District ratepayers today received bipartisan support from the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee. SB 591 changes the requirements of the Renewable Portfolio...
March 26, 2013
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today announced that he is sponsoring a contemporary art competition for California State Senate District 12. The winner will be the piece of art that Senator Cannella believes best represents the district. The artist will receive special recognition from the...
March 20, 2013
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today delivered the following testimony at the State Water Resources Control Board hearing on the Bay Delta Plan Draft Substitute Environmental Document: Thank you for the opportunity to address an issue of critical importance to my district. Your proposal to...
March 14, 2013
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement regarding testimony by Mark Hariri, Director of the State Treasurer’s Centralized Treasury and Securities Management Division at yesterday’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee hearing regarding hidden funds at state agencies: “...
March 6, 2013
Dear Friend, As February came to a close, so did our time to introduce new legislation for this year. I’m excited to start working on the bills I’ve presented. My bills this year reflect my goals of strengthening public safety and education while eliminating unnecessary regulation. One of those...
February 19, 2013
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) joined Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) to announce legislation extending California’s prevailing wage regulations to charter cities. Senate Bill 7 would make charter cities eligible to receive or use state funds for a public...
February 15, 2013
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today introduced SB 302, the School Lunch Protection Act, to require additional oversight and regulation of school lunch programs. The new legislation was developed in direct response to a recent report from the Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes titled...
February 6, 2013
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today was appointed by the Senate Rules Committee to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, chaired by Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced). “Since arriving in the Senate, a main priority of mine has been finding ways to ensure state government is focused on using...
February 4, 2013
Dear Friend, There is much to report after a very busy start to our legislative season! The Governor laid out his proposed budget and presented the State of the State. I have begun to introduce new legislation and am working with my Assembly and Senate on ideas for bills they have that I can also...

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