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Groundwater bill to give local water agencies increased flexibility

SACRAMENTO — On April 14, AB 453, authored by Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals), advanced out of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife committee with bipartisan support. AB 453 would authorize a local agency to amend their existing groundwater management plans, so that it may serve as an alternative plan under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. […]

Assembly Member Bigelow sworn-in for second term

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Member Frank Bigelow, R-O’Neals, Dec. 1 took the oath of office in Sacramento for his second term representing the 5th Assembly District. “I’m honored to continue to serve our district and champion our rural way of life,” said Bigelow. “While the past two years have brought some incredible progress — such as […]

Bigelow’s AB 2073 signed into law

SACRAMENTO – On Aug. 22, Assembly Bill 2073, authored by Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown and will become law next year. Assembly Bill 2073 provides an exemption to the general prohibition against alcohol on school property. This bill allows facilities such as community centers, schools and office complexes owned by […]

Bigelow responds to Water Bond vote

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee Vice Chair Frank Bigelow, R-O’Neals, today issued the following statement responding to Wednesday’s vote by the Legislature to put an alternative water bond on the November 2014 ballot: “From day one, my Republican colleagues and I made it clear that water storage funding was the most important […]

Bigelow unhappy with listing

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Frank Bigelow, R-O’Neals, the vice chair of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to give three species of California frogs protections under the Endangered Species Act. “As a fourth generation family rancher and farmer, I know firsthand that Californians […]

Assemblyman Bigelow urges spending restraint in response to governor’s budget

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Member Frank Bigelow, R-O’Neals, Jan. 11 responded to the release of Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2013-14 budget proposal, saying that he agreed with the governor’s call to continue to rein in spending. Bigelow said that lawmakers and the governor should focus on providing adequate funding for California’s education system while keeping local communities safe, promoting […]

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