In Case You Missed It Archive

Bill to reduce drug crime sentences fails in California Senate

April 25, 2016
Sacramento Bee - Despite impassioned pleas by supporters to reverse a policy they argue has disproportionately hurt minorities, legislation to repeal sentencing enhancements for certain drug crimes fell short in the California Senate on Monday.

Senator Stone to be honored by Crime Victims United

April 5, 2016
KESQ - Republican Senator Jeff Stone has been named one of the 'Legislators of the Year' by Crime Victims United, according to a release issued by the senator's office on Tuesday.

IRAQ: Temecula Marine killed in Islamic State rocket attack

March 21, 2016
(The Press-Enterprise) Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin is the second combat death in the campaign against Islamic State militants, according to the U.S. military and Iraqi officials.

JEFF STONE: Rains don't end state's water challenge

March 18, 2016
The Press Enterprise - It has been a good month for California water, but that doesn’t begin to make up for a lousy 10 years of mostly below average rainfall and snowfall and a statewide water system that isn’t working right. The recent storms may be enough to avoid an immediate crisis for many...

Tobacco tragedy prompts support of anti-smoking legislation

March 14, 2016
Los Angeles Times - Stone, a pharmacist, mentioned the Cole story on the Senate floor last week as lawmakers debated landmark anti-smoking legislation. They passed six bills and sent them to a non-committal Gov. Jerry Brown.

Senate approves raising smoking age to 21 and vaping regulations

March 10, 2016
Los Angeles Times - The state Senate on Thursday gave final legislative approval to bills that would regulate electronic cigarettes and raise the smoking age to 21 in California, sending them to Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration.

Sen. Jeff Stone introduces bill proposed by RMHS student

March 10, 2016
The Desert Sun - State Sen. Jeff Stone (R - Riverside) recently introduced a bill proposed by Rancho Mirage High School senior Alyson White that would increase penalties for animal abusers.

Health Care Tax Punishes Middle Class Families

March 3, 2016
FlashReport - The State of California has had windfall revenues for the past three years. At the same time, the State has shortchanged the developmentally disadvantaged and under-funded Medi-Cal so much that most doctors and other health care professionals won’t accept it.

Gov. Jerry Brown proposes $80 million to aid Salton Sea

January 8, 2016
The Desert Sun - Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $122.6 billion budget Thursday that sets aside more funding during the 2016-17 fiscal year for education, health care and infrastructure as well as emergency wildfire services and the Salton Sea.

Sen. Jeff Stone weighs party, conscience in first year

November 11, 2015
Jeff Stone knows that the Republican official in Sacramento — a bird that flourished decades ago — is threatened with extinction. He said as much last March when he vowed to help re-engineer a more inclusive, thoughtful and relevant party, one that doesn't shove its ideology down people's throats.

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