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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.

Riverside: Volunteers salute wounded veteran with home improvement project

November 5, 2015
Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Romo had his second-floor bathroom and patio deck floor redone, courtesy of a program that helps veterans and active duty military members with home repairs.

Valley Voice: Iran deal makes for more dangerous world

September 26, 2015
Desert Sun - When it comes to national security, there has not been a recent issue more important to the safety of our nation than the nuclear proliferation agreement with Iran. An issue of this importance, of this magnitude, should NOT be made exclusively by one person, even in the United States...

The Legislature must find way to help vulnerable

September 20, 2015
Contra Costa Times - The developmental community received no help as California's 2015 legislative session ended on Sept. 11. Our elected representatives continued to demonstrate that their most vulnerable constituents are not high on their list of priorities.

Will California cities get revelopment loans back? They aren't exactly sure

September 20, 2015
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - A bill meant to refine the process local governments recoup loans and property from the state’s now-defunct redevelopment agencies could have varying effects, good and bad, on California cities. “There’s a poison pill in here for probably every one of us,” said state...

California entering uncharted territory on clean energy

September 18, 2015
The Desert Sun - The Coachella Valley’s state Senator, Republican Jeff Stone, wrote a bill this year urging Congress to extend a 30 percent tax credit for solar energy. The bill sailed unanimously through the Senate, then passed the Assembly with just one dissenting vote.

All developmental funding bills -- even Republicans' -- should get a fair shot: Editorial

August 25, 2015
LA Daily News - And one of those Republican bills offers the best hope for a quick, desperately needed boost in funding for developmental services. It’s the only bill that offers any hope for relief this year, in fact. Senate Bill X2-4, by Sens. Jim Nielson, R-El Dorado, and Jeff Stone, R-Murrieta...

California senator proposes immigration holds on felons in country illegally

August 14, 2015
Los Angeles Times : Outraged by the recent killings of two California women allegedly by immigrants in the country illegally, a state lawmaker has proposed legislation to require law enforcement agencies to notify immigration officials of the pending release of any convicted felon improperly in the...

Democrats line up against police use of DNA

July 15, 2015
Sacramento Bee - Four state Senate Democrats blocked a bill that would have allowed law enforcement to collect DNA from people convicted of certain misdemeanors, potentially helping violent criminals avoid capture.

Steinle Case: Shooting spurs immigration bills by Inland lawmakers

July 7, 2015
Press-Enterprise - The shooting death of a woman in San Francisco, allegedly by an undocumented immigrant, is spurring two Inland lawmakers to seek a crackdown on cities with policies of not cooperating with federal immigration enforcement efforts.