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Berryhill Bulletin: May 2018
May 24, 2018
In this Issue: Budget Update | College Savings Plan | Memorial Day Events | In The News | Follow Me! | We are here to help
Assemblyman Frank Bigelow and Senator Tom Berryhill Host the 44th Annual Capitol Frog Jump
May 16, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) and Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto) hosted the 44th annual Capitol Frog Jump at the East Lawn of the State Capitol. Legislators, staffers and members of the media competed for the longest jump to promote the 90th anniversary of the Jumping...
Fire Tax Refund Legislation Stalls in Committee
April 18, 2018
Sacramento – Today, the California State Senate Governance and Finance Committee refused to pass Senate Bill 1044 authored by Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto). SB 1044 would have refunded the fire tax that was enacted by the State Legislature in 2011. Since the inception of the tax, the State of...
Berryhill Bulletin: April 2018
April 15, 2018
In this Issue: Water Storage Update | Legislative Update | Donate Life Month | Volunteer Opportunity | Small Business of the Month - 1850 Restaurant and Brewing Company | In The News | Follow Me! | New Office Location | We are here to help
Foster Youth Tuition Legislation Passes Committee on Bi-Partisan Vote
April 11, 2018
Sacramento – Today, the California State Senate Education Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 967 authored by Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto). SB 967 will waive Community College, CSU, and UC tuition and fees for foster kids who have been in foster care for at least twelve months. “I have...
No fire fee this year, Berryhill wants refunds
April 4, 2018
Now that the unpopular Fire Prevention Fee that collected $560 million for the state over the past six years has been temporarily halted, Senator Tom Berryhill has introduced SB 1044, that if enacted, would provide refunds from the state to all property owners that have paid the fees.
Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto) released the following statement on the swearing-in of Senator Toni Atkins as Senate President Pro-Tempore
March 21, 2018
“I would like to offer my congratulations to Senator Toni Atkins on her swearing-in as Senate President Pro-Tempore. As the former Speaker of the Assembly, I have no doubt that Senator Atkins understands the challenges and responsibility that come with leading a legislative chamber. I look forward...
Berryhill Bulletin: March 2018
March 15, 2018
In this Issue: New Water Storage Projects at Risk | Celebrating Agriculture | Be Water Wise | 8th Senate District Woman of the Year - Maria Swanson | Small Business of the Month - Vintage Ford Parts | Follow Me! | We are here to help | Mobile office hours
Berryhill Announces New Communications Director
March 5, 2018
Sacramento – Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto) announced the hiring of Mike Zimmerman as his new Communication Director. Zimmerman, who was raised in Tuolumne County, has deep ties to the district and has previously served several legislators who have represented the area including former...
Berryhill says more work needs to be done
January 25, 2018
Senator Tom Berryhill, R-Modesto, issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 20187 State of the State address:
Berryhill Bulletin: December 2017
December 19, 2017
In this Issue: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year | Jamestown Elementary School | Small Business of the Month: Sassano’s Men’s Wear | Five Steps Data Breach Victims Can Take | Pearl Harbor Day | In The News | Follow me! | We are here to help | Mobile office hours
Berryhill Bulletin: November 2017
November 21, 2017
In this Issue: Veterans Day | CalChamber vote record | Operation Gobble – Happy Thanksgiving | Gas Tax | Happy Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps | Small Business of the Month: Thorsen’s Plumbing | In The News | Follow me! | We are here to help | Mobile office hours
Sen. Tom Berryhill Donates 100 Turkeys in Rancho Cordova as part of Operation Gobble
November 13, 2017
RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – Senator Tom Berryhill’s district staff on Monday distributed 100 Thanksgiving turkeys to the Rancho Cordova community in partnership with Golden State Water Company’s Operation Gobble program. The Thanksgiving turkeys were distributed to community-based organizations that serve...
Berryhill Bulletin: October 2017
October 18, 2017
In this Issue: Fires and California Volunteers | Less prison time for gun crime is a threat to public safety | Great work from Veterans group | Small Business of the Month: Spence Ranch Feed and Supply | Fresno Veterans Day Parade | Exciting stuff at Heart of the Horse Therapy Ranch | In The News | Follow me! | We are here to help | Mobile office hours
Senator Tom Berryhill, R-Modesto, announces mobile district office hours and locations for October and early November
October 9, 2017
Hughson – October 12th 2nd Thursday 11:00 – 12:00pm City of Hughson City Hall 7018 Pine Street, Hughson, Ca 95326 Turlock – October 12th 2nd Thursday 1:30 – 2:30pm Turlock Chamber of Commerce 115 S. Golden State Blvd, Turlock, Ca 95380 Denair – October 26th 4th Thursday 10:30 – 11:30am Denair...
Berryhill bill helping disabled veterans signed into law
September 25, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a bill by Sen. Tom Berryhill of Modesto that will help disabled veterans in California ease their disability-related burdens. SB 330 – which was approved unanimously in both chambers of the Legislature last month – will ease construction...
Berryhill Bulletin: September 2017
September 20, 2017
In this Issue: We can’t spend our way out of this housing crisis | AB 1250 harmful to state’s most vulnerable | 12-month fishing licenses | Honoring women veterans | Help with veterans’ services | Fire safety | Small business of the month | In The News | Follow me! | We are here to help | Mobile office hours
Berryhill continues to fight for 2nd Amendment
September 6, 2017
Sacramento – Senator Tom Berryhill, R-Modesto, issued the following statement on Wednesday in response to Legislature’s persistent erosion of the rights of gun-owners: “The anti-Second Amendment bills passing through the Legislature this session will do little to keep Californians safe. If there’s...
Berryhill bill helping disabled veterans heads to governor
August 31, 2017
Lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill by Sen. Tom Berryhill of Modesto, which would give much-needed assistance to disabled veterans in California.
Berryhill Bulletin: August 2017
August 22, 2017
IN THIS ISSUE: Dave Cogdill | Special Olympics | Tire Amnesty | Small biz of month | In The News | Follow me! | We are here to help | Mobile office hours | We are here to help | Mobile office hours
Berryhill Committee Assignments Announced
December 21, 2016
Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) announces he has been nominated to serve on the following Senate Committees for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
Berryhill Statement on President Obama signing federal water bill
December 16, 2016
Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) released the following statement on President Obama signing the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN):
New Legislative Session Brings New Opportunities
December 5, 2016
Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) released the following statement on the start of the 2017-2018 legislative session:
Berryhill Bulletin: November 2016
November 23, 2016
In this Issue: GO-Biz to host tax credit workshops in Fresno, Tulare | Turn Black Friday Green | In case you missed it: Road funding hits Sacramento traffic jam | Veterans Day around the 8th Senate District | Maddy Institute Legislative Intern Scholar Program
Berryhill Bulletin: October 2016
November 1, 2016
In this Issue: October - National Cyber Security Awareness Month | Working to promote jobs | Veterans Day events around the area | Reforms are needed to combat crime spikes | California Dentists host free dental care day in the Central Valley | The Lyles Center turns 10! | Congratulations are in order | In and around the district | Mobile District Office Hours
California State Senate urges Congress to find a permanent solution to National Guard bonus repayment debacle
October 31, 2016
Today Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) and all other members of the state Senate sent a letter to Congress urging expedited action “to permanently waive the requirement that our state’s Army National Guard members repay federal financial incentives they received in exchange for wartime...
Berryhill pro-manufacturing voting record receives a perfect score
October 13, 2016
Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) is pleased to announce the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) has ranked him as one of the strongest supporters of job creation and a robust business climate in the legislature.
CA's small business association gives Berryhill a perfect score
October 4, 2016
Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) is pleased to announce the National Federation of Independent Business, which represents millions of California small businesses, has released its 2016 Legislative Score Card and Berryhill received a perfect score.
Berryhill Bulletin: September 2016
September 19, 2016
In this Issue: Legislative Session Skips the Needs of the Middle Class | Red Ribbon Week | Property Tax Assistance Reinstated Are you eligible? | What’s going on in the 8th Senate District? | Scholarship opportunity from the CA Special Districts Association | Local Universities Rock It Nationally! | CalVet Seeks Events for its Veterans Day Online Calendar | Team Berryhill Out and About
New Ag overtime rules will hurt CA economy
September 12, 2016
Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte), a lifelong farmer, issued the following statement in response to the Governor signing into law Assembly Bill 1066 (Gonzalez D-San Diego), which changes California’s agriculture overtime rules:
May your holidays be filled with joy and peace!
December 21, 2015
Wishing you and your family all the best over the holidays and in the new year. Hope to see you in Sacramento, at one of my district offices (Fresno, Oakdale and Jackson), or at one of our upcoming mobile district office hours in January. From my family to yours, happy holidays!
CA Manufacturers & Technology issues scorecard gives Berryhill top marks
December 8, 2015
Sacramento – Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) announces he has a perfect pro-jobs voting record according to the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) legislative scorecard . The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (formerly the California Manufacturers...
Berryhill Bulletin: November 2015
November 19, 2015
IN THIS ISSUE: Have a happy and safe holiday season | Honor Veterans Vote | Governor declares State of Emergency on tree mortality | Out and about in SD 8
Berryhill -- Top scorer in CalChamber scorecard
November 12, 2015
Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) announces that the California Chamber of Commerce puts him top of the list of legislators with a pro-business voting record.
Veterans Day Message
November 10, 2015
On this Veteran’s Day – and any other day -- please remember to thank a veteran for the service he or she gave us all. Without their service the United States and the world would be a much different place.
November 4, 2015
Helping out with Golden State Water Company's Operation Gobble. More than 8,000 turkeys will be distributed to individuals and families with limited resources.
Berryhill -- Governor right to declare state of emergency on tree mortality
October 30, 2015
Senator Tom Berryhill applauds the Governor for declaring a State of Emergency due to the high rates of tree mortality in rural areas. Berryhill made the request for a State of Emergency on September 25, 2015.
Berryhill Bulletin: October 2015
October 13, 2015
IN THIS ISSUE: Legislative session wraps up for the year | Dying trees pose risk to our rural communities | Out and about in the District | Veterans Day contest for Clovis area schoolchildren | Get a jump on College Financial Aid | Mark your calendar for mobile office hours
October 5, 2015
Please join Senator Berryhill for a community forum on the forests, wildfires and other issues important to the health of our rural community.
Berryhill Requests Governor Issue State of Emergency to Declare a Tree Mortality Disaster in California
September 25, 2015
Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) submitted a request to Governor Jerry Brown and California Office of Emergency Services Director, Mark Ghilarducci, to declare a State of Emergency because of the threat presented by the increasing numbers of dead and dying trees in rural areas. Drought,...
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