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Assemblymember Waldron -Funding Our Local Firefighters

By   /  September 20, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember –Many can remember recent San Diego wildfire disasters, including the Cedar, Witch, Cocos, Guejito, and Lilac fires which devastated so much of this region. The North County Fire Protection District, Valley Center Fire Protection District and the Rincon Fire Department each serve communities with designated Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones. Ensuring that these three rural […]

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Assemblymember Waldron-California Has An Affordability Crisis

By   /  September 16, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember  –California is becoming even more expensive. The legislative session ended in Sacramento last Friday. Unfortunately, several bills were passed that could make our phone bills, lawn care, and driving more expensive. California continues to be one of the most unaffordable states in the nation trailing only slightly behind Hawaii and DC. California has the highest sales tax, income tax, and gas tax among all 50 states. The […]

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Rep. Levin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Support Schools

By   /  September 16, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Serving Military-Connected and Native American Students – Legislation Provides Funding for Schools like San Onofre Elementary and Mary Fay Elementary Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Don Young (R-AK) introduced the Advancing Toward Impact Aid Full Funding Act to fully fund the federal Impact Aid program, which supports K-12 public schools on federal […]

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Assemblymember  Waldron – Help For Homeowners

By   /  September 13, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember –With the cost of living in California at an all-time high and the ongoing financial devastation caused by the COVID-19 shutdowns, we all know someone who is struggling to make ends meet. The challenge can be greatest for retirees on a fixed income and those with disabilities that are unable to work. There is help available for […]

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Two of Senator Jones’s Measures Helping Kids Gain Final Legislative Approval

By   /  September 9, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Legislation would assist homeless students and help protect vulnerable kids from child labor traffickers Sacramento, CA –Two measures, authored by Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), were both unanimously given final legislative approval by the California State Senate. Jones’s Senate Bill 400 would implement a recommendation from the State Auditor regarding the tracking and assisting of […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Cancer Bill of Rights

By   /  September 9, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

State Assemblymember Marie Waldron– Approximately 187,000 Californians are diagnosed with cancer each year. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in our state, exceeded only by heart disease. Unfortunately, in many underserved areas there is a disconnect between recent medical advances and patient access to lifesaving quality care. There are hundreds of different types of cancer, requiring a vast […]

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Help To Prevent Suicide

By   /  September 9, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember –September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This month we focus on one of the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10-34. Ending your life is never the answer. Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is ask for […]

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Statement on CalChamber’s Appointment Of Jennifer Barrera as Next President & CEO

By   /  September 6, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), a former small business owner, issued the following statement after the California Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of Jennifer Barrera as the organization’s next President and CEO: “I am pleased that CalChamber has selected an outstanding leader in Jennifer Barrera to be its next President and CEO. […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – A Train Wreck

By   /  September 6, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Reality is setting in for the high-speed rail project. Cost overruns, construction delays and false promises may have finally doomed the project. In 2008, voters passed Prop. 1A, a $9.5 billion bond measure to help finance high-speed rail. Promises included keeping costs under $40 billion, the state’s maximum investment would be […]

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Senator Bates -“Two Housing Bills Erode Local Democracy and Undermine Single-Family Neighborhoods”

By   /  September 2, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — The Times of San Diego published an op-ed from Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) yesterday urging Californians to contact Governor Newsom to veto two housing bills: Senate Bills 9 and 10. Key excerpts of Senator Bates’ op-ed include: “Many Californians recognize that increasing the supply of new housing must be part of the solution because supply […]

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Rep. Levin Hits $5 Million Milestone In Savings for Constituents

By   /  September 2, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Casework Services in 2021 Oceanside, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced his office has secured more than $5 million for constituents through casework services so far this year. The services include successful efforts to resolve issues with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), as well as cases involving […]

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Senator Jones Measure To Provide PPE To Social Workers Clears Legislature

By   /  September 2, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento. CA — egislation authored by Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to social workers was unanimously approved by the State Senate. Specifically, Jones’s Senate Bill 549 will guarantee that social workers, once declared essential workers during a state of emergency, will be given priority to receive health and safety equipment […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron Addresses Wildfire Crisis

By   /  September 1, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –: Today the Assembly Republican Wildfire Caucus held an open forum to discusssolutions to the Wildfire Crisis. This comes after the Assembly infamously cancelled a hearing onWildfire Prevention and Forest Resiliency. As a result, Assemblymember Waldron and othermembers of the Wildfire Caucus hosted their own forum to bring transparency to this crisis.“We are […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Cancer Patients’ Bill of Rights

By   /  August 30, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –Approximately 187,000 Californians are diagnosed with cancer each year. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in our state, exceeded only by heart disease. Unfortunately, in many underserved areas there is a disconnect between recent medical advances and patient access to lifesaving quality care. There are hundreds of different types of cancer, […]

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Rep. Levin Statement on Camp Pendleton Marines Killed in Kabul

By   /  August 30, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement on the Camp Pendleton Marines killed in the terrorist attack in Kabul: “Chrissy and I are devastated as we learn more about the Marines from Camp Pendleton who were killed in the terrorist attack in Kabul, and we are praying for their loved ones. […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Avoiding a Financial Train Wreck

By   /  August 26, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember –The term High-speed rail or Bullet Train have become increasingly controversial over the last two decades. With endless delays and skyrocketing cost projections of $100 billion that would make the Bullet Train the third most costly construction project in the history of the world, many Californians have grown skeptical of the project’s promise. But where […]

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Senator Jones California’s Unemployment Claims Are Skyrocketing

By   /  August 26, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

But employers are unable to fill vacant positions. Are you kidding me???!!! Sacramento, CA — State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) today released the latest edition of his acclaimed “Are You Kidding Me?” (AYKM) video series questioning government actions and decisions that just don’t make any sense. Today’s AYKM discusses rising unemployment claims in California while employers are […]

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Republicans’ Solutions to EDD Failures Shelved by Assembly Democrats

By   /  August 26, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Despite the rampant fraud and mismanagement that has plagued the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and cost taxpayers at least $11 billion in fraud, three Republican good-government bills to address those failures were shelved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee Chair. Those bills held today in Assembly Appropriations were:  SB 39 by Senator Shannon Grove […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Preparing for Drought: Part 2

By   /  August 23, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — As California’s water supply reaches an all-time low, government overreach is hitting an all-time high. To get through this drought, we must all do our part to conserve. But ultimately, better policy decisions must be made to minimize the devastating impact that droughts have on residents and farmers. Across the State of California, extreme measures […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Wildfire Oversight

By   /  August 23, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –During California’s disastrous 2020 fire season, almost 4.2 million acres burned. Tragically, 33 people died, thousands of homes were lost, and an estimated 112 million metric tons of carbon dioxide were released into the atmosphere. Now we’re in the second year of a drought and the 2021 fire season has begun. The […]

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