Gladding’s Powerful Testimony Changes Minds in Assembly

Gavin’s Law was headed for failure in the Democratically-controlled Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday. The law, authored by Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno), would increase penalties for hit-and-run drivers who flee the scene. Patterson named ...
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Jim Patterson: Newsom Is Right to Order DMV Overhaul

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has been a source of frustration for employees and customers for as long as anyone can remember. I started pushing for major reforms of this department in 2016 when my office was flooded with calls from truck driv...

Rail Fail? Richards Answers Patterson’s HSR Questions

Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) had his chance on Thursday (Nov. 29) to confront high-speed rail leadership over a state audit, which blames high costs and delays on mismanagement of the project. HSR board vice chair Tom Richards, also from Fresno, def...
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Patterson: I’m Not Running for Supervisor

Jim Patterson says he is staying put at the state Capitol. On Monday (Nov. 26), GV Wire wrote about the possibility of Patterson running for the soon-to-be-vacant Fresno County supervisor seat, held by state...

Is Janz In or Out of Fresno County Supervisor Race?

In a few weeks, Fresno County Supervisor Andreas Borgeas will take his seat as a state senator, the position he won in the Nov. 6 election. He will also officially vacate his current office, triggering a special election slated for early 2019. One possible ...