In The News

Aug 23
Legislator Seeking to Simplify California Adoption Code | 08/23/2016
As an adoptive father of three, California Assemblyman Jim Patterson knows first-hand the joy—and strain—of adoption. In recent years, the former Fresno mayor has also seen the state’s adoption...
Aug 23
Lawmaker Wants More Cap-and-Trade Money for Dead Tree Removal | 08/23/2016
The state will continue to pump money into wildfire prevention by way of dead tree clearing and the battle against the bark beetle, but one lawmaker says not enough of it comes from a fund meant to...

Press Releases

Aug 23
Legislation to Make Adoptions Easier in California Sent to Governor Brown | 08/23/2016
SACRAMENTO – Legislation that makes it easier for California families to adopt children has been approved in the California State Legislature and sent to Governor Jerry Brown for his...
Aug 16
High-Speed Rail Accountability Bill Approved Unanimously in Senate | 08/16/2016
SACRAMENTO – Legislation which would strengthen oversight of California’s controversial $68 billion high-speed rail project was approved in the California State Senate Monday. The vote was...

Audio/Video

Aug 11
Assemblyman Patterson on KMJ: Legislators Having Buyer's Remorse on High Speed Rail | 08/11/2016

Assemblyman Patterson told KMJ's Chris Daniel that High Speed Rail Authority is billions of dollars short and Democrats are having buyer's remorse.