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September 03, 2018 -

By Melanie Mason

A last-ditch effort to impose additional environmental review on a controversial groundwater pumping project in the Mojave Desert sputtered Friday night after a key state Senate committee held the bill over concerns about legislative process.

Press Releases
August 31, 2018 -

(SACRAMENTO) – Nearing the final hour of this year’s legislative session, the fate of Senator Richard D. Roth’s Senate Bill 120 was decided. The bill, which proposed to enhance protections of our state’s deserts by further assessing proposals to export desert groundwater, was held in the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Press Releases
August 29, 2018 -

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the California State Assembly clashed over a bill authored by Senator Richard D. Roth that determines whether or not California protects its most precious resource: water. After raucous debate, Assemblymembers approved SB 120 in a 45-20 vote and sent it to the California State Senate for concurrence.

Press Releases
August 29, 2018 -

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the California State Assembly approved Senator Richard D. Roth’s consumer protection measure, SB 1087 in a 64-0 vote. SB 1087 demands greater accountability and transparency of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing.

Press Releases
August 28, 2018 -

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources approved SB 120, authored by Senator Richard D. Roth, in a 7 to 0 vote. SB 120, which enjoys a broad coalition of supporters including U.S.


About Senator Roth

Richard Dale Roth was born November 6, 1950, in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Ada High School (Ada, Ohio) in 1968, where he played in the band and was elected president of his junior class and the Student Council. He went on to Miami University ...

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