Battin State Site to Sport New Look

Senator Jim Battin announces updated format f or web site and NewsNet service

To keep up with the fast moving, ever changing realm of the World Wide Web, Senator Jim Battin (R- La Quinta) is introducing a whole new look for his state website, as well as his fast growing Battin NewsNet service. As the second longest serving member of the California State Legislature, Senator Battin has long promoted and utilized the medium of electronic information.

Battin started his very successful NewsNet service more than four years ago, and currently has thousands of constituents who are active subscribers. The Battin NewsNet provides daily headlines and links to news articles throughout the state, as well as local Riverside County stories. Subscribers also receive regular updates on state-related issues like education, transportation and public safety.

Battin believes, “You should never underestimate the importance of being able to communicate information and ideas directly to people.”

The new web site will have much of the same great information, but the new design and vastly improved technology should make for easier access and navigation. A notable addition will be the Photo Gallery – where visitors will be able to see a more personal side of the Senator and staff.

Riverside County’s Most Wanted – Visitors will be able to scroll through photos of registered sex offenders in the county that are out of compliance with mandatory reporting laws. The pictures themselves are hyperlinked to the perpetrator’s information on the Megan’s Law web site.

Issue Alerts – Visitors can link to recent issue updates that have been sent out via the Battin NewsNet service.

Fighting Identity Theft – This page is a comprehensive look at what ID theft is and how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim. It also includes links to assist those that may already have falling prey to this crime.

Waste Watch – A long-time favorite of NewsNet subscribers, this feature takes a witty approach to uncovering examples of government waste. Most readers agree that these articles would be much easier to laugh about if they weren’t (unfortunately) true.

Protecting Our Kids – Visitors will find that this page is a result of Senator Battin’s continual crusade to strengthen laws that protect our children. In addition to the many resource links, you will find background on Amber Alerts and the Megan’s Law web site.

Resource Page – While there are links throughout the site, this ever-expanding page includes links to important state agencies and departments, local news sites, as well as links dealing with public safety and business interests.

The new site will still include the District Profile page, with links to cities within the 37th Senate District, and the News Release page, where constituents can review Battin’s most current releases to the media. In addition, the About Jim page still gives readers a good glimpse into Battin’s background, beliefs, and history of his time in the state legislature.

“If the technology is available, then we should use it,” Battin stated. “Anything that improves communication between constituents and my office is a good thing.”

The web site is You can sign up for the Battin NewsNet at