Ken Groves Jr.: Cannella, Gray make a dynamic duo

08/21/2014 3:00 PM

08/21/2014 11:31 PM

California Academy of Family Physicians has cited AB 2232 (authored by Adam Gray) and SB 841 (authored by Anthony Cannella) as priority legislation that has been signed into law. The prevailing goal of the legislation is to increase the number of San Joaquin Valley physicians.

Starting fiscal year 2015-16, $1.8 million in appropriations becomes available to be invested in medical education. An additional $1 million would go toward the initial planning phase of a medical school at UC Merced.

As state legislators, Gray and Cannella have established a healthy working relationship that distinguishes them as a bipartisan dynamic duo. They, and their Valley associates, have together helped pass a $7.5 billion water bond bill to improve water quality, supply and infrastructure. They have collaboratively promoted fracking (oil and gas) with Gray being principal co-author of SB 4, now California law Chapter 313 of 2013. Fracking means a more positively charged economy, flourishing with much needed jobs. California works best when responsible lawmakers invest their time and energy to get the job done.

With Sen. Cannella being a member of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (that Gray chairs), we can count on greater government accountability. As avid supporters of FFA, Cannella and Gray are strongly committed to scholastic agricultural program funding.

Ken Groves Jr., Ceres

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