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Revised spending plan steeped in anti-drought funding

May 14, 2015
Press-Enterprise - Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing to spend an additional $2.2 billion for programs he says will help California deal with its punishing drought by conserving water, responding to emergency conditions and expanding local water supplies.

Lending skills or taking refuge? Ex-state lawmakers take Capitol jobs

April 16, 2015
Los Angeles Times - Legislative leaders defend the practice of appointing and hiring former officials, saying it provides the state with expertise. Taxpayer activist Lew Uhler disagreed, saying such hiring shows a lingering system of political patronage at the state Capitol.

Latest attempt to repeal fire fee fails

April 3, 2015
The Press-Enterprise - In a party-line vote, a state Senate committee recently killed the latest effort to repeal the annual Fire Prevention Fee imposed on rural property owners in parts of California.

Sen. Jeff Stone: I'm no partisan animal

March 16, 2015
The Desert Sun - State Sen. Jeff Stone met with members of The Desert Sun’s editorial board Friday to lay out the issues he’s considered during his first three months in office and articulate his guiding goal as a minority lawmaker in Sacramento.

Senator Stone discusses "Right to Try" Legislation during CBS Local 2 Newsmaker interview

March 13, 2015
KESQ 2 - On Friday, March 13, Senator Stone sat down for a one-on-one interview with Kris Long of CBS Local 2 in Thousand Palms, Ca. to discuss Senate Bill 149 which would allow access to experimental drugs, ones that have been safety tested but not yet approved by the FDA, to terminally ill...

Senate Republicans urge closure of Sonoma Developmental Center

March 13, 2015
The Press Democrat - California’s Senate Republican leadership is pushing for the closure of two developmental centers that serve the severely disabled, including one near Sonoma where state and local officials are gathering today to advocate keeping the facility running.

California lawmaker wants to pare six-figure pay for state boards

February 26, 2015
Los Angeles Times - Legislation introduced by Sen. Jeff Stone (R-Murrieta) would set a $12,000 annual salary for 12 state panels, some of which now pay six-figures and a few that have traditionally been filled by former legislators and other insiders.

Diamond Valley Lake: New push to allow more recreation

January 20, 2015
Press-Enterprise - Robert Youssef remembers. He recalls the advertising signs with images of people frolicking on what was to become Diamond Valley Lake, the massive reservoir being built just south of Hemet.

JEFF STONE: From City Council to state Senate

December 1, 2014
The Press-Enterprise - “I never got into this because I was looking for another job,” said the 58-year-old pharmacist. “I got into this because (I was) being angry that things weren’t being done in the city and then being angry that things weren’t being done right in the county and then being angry...

Bonnie Garcia concedes 28th Senate race to Jeff Stone

November 7, 2014
Desert Sun - Former Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia on Friday conceded the race for the 28th state Senate District to Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone, a day after updated vote counts showed her deficit widen.