Today we welcome California State Senator Patricia “Pat” Bates of the 36th Senate District to the program. Pat was also a former Assembly Member and we discuss the changes she has seen between her time in the Assembly in the early aughts and now, why compromise and collegiality is still the key to success in California politics, and her legislative priorities around fentanyl sentencing and Proposition 19 delays, and concludes with her ideas of how the GOP can succeed statewide again in California.

May 28, 2021

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