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Assemblymember Waldron Fighting CA’s Homeless Crisis

By   /  October 26, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

State Assemblymember  Marie Waldron –California has more homeless people than any other state in the nation. From 2018 to 2019, our homeless population increased by 16%, bringing the total number of homeless individuals to 151,000. California deserves better. As your Representative in Sacramento, I will continue to combat the homeless crisis and find solutions that will safely help get people off the […]

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Senator Bates Earns High CalChamber Score for Efforts to Protect Jobs

By   /  October 26, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) has awarded Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) a high score in its 2020 Vote Record on issues important to the state’s job creators. “I am pleased to be recognized by CalChamber yet again for my work to protect economic growth and opportunity in California,” said Senator Bates, a former small business owner. “CalChamber’s vote […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Supporting People

By   /  October 26, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Throughout my term in the legislature I have advocated for those most vulnerable.  I authored a bill to safeguard children who witness domestic violence incidents, and to allow counties to provide court approved mental health treatments for persons who have completed their sentences if they are a danger to themselves or […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Safeguarding Animal Welfare A Priority

By   /  October 22, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — The well-being, care, and protection of animals in our state and local community is our responsibility. This session, I co-authored or supported:– AB 128 which prevents the sale of wild horses for slaughter when purchased at auction– AB 1565 to improve the process of adopting kittens in animal shelters– SB 397 to develop best practices to facilitate the evacuation of […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Reining In Prescription Drug Costs

By   /  October 19, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — One of the most important lessons from the pandemic is the need to prioritize reliable prescription drug manufacturing. California, especially this region, has long been a center for medical research, and one of our top priorities should be to encourage more drug research, innovations, and manufacturing, especially for generic drugs. That’s […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By   /  October 16, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Yearly mammograms and screenings for genetic risk factors and early warning signs have proven to be highly effective diagnostic tools. If caught early, breast cancer is treatable. I am proud to be a lead advocate in […]

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Senator Bates -Statement on Governor’s Climate Change Decree

By   /  October 8, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Statement on Governor’s Climate Change DecreeSACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), the Vice Chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom issued a sweeping executive order today concerning climate change: “Policies to successfully address climate change require informed input from the people’s representatives in the Legislature. My legislative colleagues […]

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Senator Brian Jones Legislative Update

By   /  October 8, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your Senator. I know your time is precious‚ so I have just a few important updates for you including: A brief update on the bills I introduced this year now that the 2020 Legislative Session is in our rear-view. What to do in case you suspect you’re […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Historic Gains for Mental Health

By   /  October 8, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, —As a member of the Mental Health Caucus and the Assembly Health Committee, I was honored to be recognized as a “Mental Health Champion in the CA Legislature” by the Steinberg Institute this session. I am a co-author or supporter of:– SB 855 requires coverage for medically necessary treatment of mental health and substance use disorders […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Protecting Animals

By   /  October 8, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – -Since joining the Legislature I have authored and supported many bills protecting pets and native wildlife, most of which are now law. This session, I co-authored AB 128, which prevents the sale of wild horses for slaughter when purchased at auction. I also supported SB 469, which allows the California Horse […]

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Assistance League of Inland North County, Nonprofit of the Year

By   /  October 5, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – I recently joined my legislative colleagues to recognize over 100 nonprofits that work tirelessly to enhance our communities and the lives of our citizens. Due to the pandemic, we were unable to have the usual ceremony at the Capitol, but the lack of a formal celebration cannot diminish the important contributions […]

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Senator Bates Applauds Allocation of COVID-19 Homeless Aid to Local Governments

By   /  October 1, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) thanked the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for awarding more than $4.5 million in COVID-19 homeless aid to the Counties of Orange and San Diego. The money will help fund homeless prevention, emergency shelters, street outreach, and more. “COVID-19 has made homelessness more severe […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Historic Mental Health Advances

By   /  October 1, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –This session, I am honored to be recognized as a “Mental Health Super Hero” by the Steinberg Institute, because of my work on mental health policy, advancing mental health parity to physical health and working to expand access to care.  In addition I supported 9 bi-partisan bills, which were all forwarded to the Governor […]

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Jones’ Measure Extending for Skate Parks Signed into Law

By   /  October 1, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Original bill by Jones was for a four-year pilot program Sacramento, CA – Senate Bill 1003, a measure authored by State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) which extends the immunity from liability that local governments receive when operating skate parks, was signed into law last night by Governor Gavin Newsom. Skate parks are reserved areas (often […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Historic Mental Health Advances

By   /  September 29, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

This session, I am honored to be recognized as a “Mental Health Super Hero” by the Steinberg Institute, because of my work on mental health policy, advancing mental health parity to physical health and working to expand access to care.  In addition I supported 9 bi-partisan bills, which were all forwarded to the Governor for […]

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Jones’ Measure Reducing Licensing Burdens on Californians Signed Into Law

By   /  September 29, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento – A measure by State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) to reduce the licensing burden on working Californians was signed into law last night by Governor Gavin Newsom. Jones’ Senate Bill 878 will ease licensing burdens for California workers who are required to be licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). “I appreciate the […]

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Statement on Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By   /  September 22, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement upon learning of the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “I’m very saddened to learn of the passing of Justice Ginsburg. While she is best known for her advocacy of justice and equality, her friendships with people with whom she […]

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Jones Promotes Senate Fellow to Legislative & Communications Aide

By   /  September 22, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Nina Krishel served as 2019 – 20 Senate Fellow in Jones’ Capitol Office El Cajon, CA – State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) today announced that he has promoted Senate Fellow Nina Krishel to the position of Legislative and Communications Aide in his Capitol Office. “Nina worked hard for my constituents in East and North San […]

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What Can We Do About Wildfires? Assemblymember Waldron

By   /  September 22, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — This year, devastation from California’s wildfires is at record levels of destruction – about 3.4 million acres already burned!  We have some of the toughest environmental standards in the nation, but our success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions is wiped out by tons of carbon dioxide spewed into the atmosphere by these […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Now It’s Up To The Governor

By   /  September 10, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — With the final adjournment of the Legislature on August 31, hundreds of bills were forwarded to the Governor, who now has until September 30 to decide their fate. There’s often lots of controversy in Sacramento, but contrary to what may be a common impression, many bills pass with overwhelming support from […]

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