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Amidst Train Ransackings, Republican Leader Wilk Slams Democrats for Public Safety Failures

By   /  January 20, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –– In response to rampant railroad theft in California, Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) highlights the failures of Democrats and urges real action to protect California communities.  “First there were porch pirates, then smash-and-grab robberies, and now we have looters and thieves ransacking cargo trains; all of this happened under one-party rule in the state,” […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Should the Government Run Healthcare?

By   /  January 17, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –Last week the Assembly Health Committee reviewed, and passed, AB 1400, which would mandate government-run healthcare for almost 40 million Californians. Are you on Medicare?  You won’t be. Do you like your current health plan?  Say goodbye to it. Do you want to pay higher taxes, for less care? You’re in luck. […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Stopping Slavery at Home

By   /  January 17, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — Today, human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing criminal enterprises in the world, and it is happening right here in our own community. Each year, approximately 200,000 Americans are at risk of human trafficking. January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In the 2019-2020 legislative session, I introduced House Resolution 7 to raise awareness of this terrible crime […]

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Senator Bates -$1.12 million Awarded To City of Vista For New Avenida De Benito Juarez Park

By   /  January 13, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement thanking the California Department of Parks and Recreation for awarding the City of Vista $1.12 million to create the new Avenida De Benito Juarez Park. “I would like to thank the Department of Parks and Recreation for awarding the City of Vista over […]

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Senator Bates’ Response To Governor Newsom’s 2022-2023 Budget Proposal

By   /  January 13, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal for the 2022-2023 FY. “On Monday, Governor Newsom unveiled his budget priorities for the 2022-2023 FY, and while I commend the Governor for some of his administration’s proposals, I do not believe his budget does enough to […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Fixing Prop 47

By   /  January 13, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember —  In California, you can steal up to $950 with little to no consequence. This is thanks to Proposition 47. Passed by California voters in 2014, Prop 47 changed many crimes formerly categorized as felonies to misdemeanors. Unfortunately, the result has been a skyrocketing increase in stolen property. In the wake of Prop 47, some California […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – New Year, New Laws

By   /  January 10, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — With the start of the New Year comes new laws! Hundreds of bills went into effect on January 1st, 2022. These new laws will have significant impacts on our district, including our farms, housing, water, and more! Here are just a few new bills that went into effect at the beginning of this year that may have a positive or negative impact […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -California’s Budget Priorities

By   /  January 10, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — One of the main responsibilities of the State Legislature is producing a budget by the June 15th  constitutional deadline that funds programs and, hopefully, makes smart investments in California’s future. Unfortunately, while we meet the deadline, expectations often fall short.  Skewed priorities in past budgets have allowed problems to fester; many […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Blood Shortages

By   /  January 6, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — January is National Blood Donor Month and offers one of the easiest ways to give back to people in need! The month of January is often marked by critical blood shortages as donations dry up due to the holidays and cold and flu season. Over 50 years ago on December 31, 1969, President Richard Nixon […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Budget Crossroads

By   /  January 6, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — This week my colleagues and I sent a letter to Governor Newsom calling on him to propose a budget that makes smart investments in California’s future. In the letter we call for a state budget that addresses California’s affordability and supply chain crises, fully funds public safety to stop rising crime, puts parents back in charge of their children’s educations, updates […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Winter Driving Tips

By   /  January 3, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — As winter storms impact much of California, including parts of San Diego County, road closures and driving hazards are on the rise. Since Christmas, Caltrans has deployed 1,350 field staff working in 24-hour shifts to keep our roads open. With more rain on the way, some roads in our rural district can become dangerous […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Serving You

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

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — Providing constituents with first-class customer service is one of the most important aspects of my job. This is where my District Office (DO) comes in! In 2021, my DO helped over 2,400 constituents resolve issues involving a state government agency, including over 2,000 unemployment insurance claims resulting from issues at the Employment Development Department (EDD). My […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – 2021 District Office Update

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –Helping people navigate the state’s massive bureaucracy is an important function of my District Office (DO). During 2021, we were able to help over 2,400 constituents resolve issues involving state and other governmental agencies. This included over 2,000 unemployment claims, resulting from the Employment Development Department’s inability to cope with the pandemic-related […]

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Assemlymember Waldron –Wrapping up 2021

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron–During 2021, 2,776 bills were introduced in Sacramento, despite a suggested 12-bill limit for each Assemblymember. The legislation we reviewed involved some of the most consequential issues facing California. Hot topics this year ranged from health care affordability, homelessness and housing, to the environment, the economy, criminal justice and much more. Since most […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Need your Feedback

By   /  December 23, 2021  /  State and National  /  1 Comment

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — As we reflect on the past year and approach the new this Holiday Season, we also approach the reconvening of the legislature in Sacramento! The State Assembly will reconvene on January 3rd to continue the work of representing the people of California. In this upcoming session, I will continue to advocate for the issues that are important […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Fentanyl Trafficking is Out of Control

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — According to the CDC, over 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in the United States in the 12 months ending in April, 2021. That’s a new record, exceeding the previous record of 93,331 in 2020. That is not acceptable.  Much of this increase is driven by Fentanyl, a drug similar to morphine, but […]

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American Pride On Display- Wreaths Across America

By   /  December 19, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

American Pride on Display at this Year’s National Wreaths Across America Day Events More than 2.4 million Sponsored Veterans’ Wreaths were Placed by Volunteers at 3,136 Participating Locations Across the Country ARLINGTON, VA. — December, 2021 — National Wreaths Across America Day took place today at 3,136 participating locations across the country. Our nation’s heroes were remembered as each name […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Inflation for Christmas

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

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — Last week, the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released November’s inflation data. According to the report, there has been a 6.8% increase in the Consumer Price Index over the last year. This is the highest increase in nearly 40 years! This is bad news for many Californians who are struggling to make ends meet with our state’s […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Healthcare Shortages

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

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — Last week, I spoke at the Southern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference in San Diego. The daylong discussions covered a wide range of health care initiatives and policies that impact Californian’s access to affordable healthcare. During my presentation, I discussed some of the major topics slated to be considered by the legislature […]

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Senator Jones Helps Out At Feeding America Event

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

10 volunteers honored with Senate Certificates of Recognition El Cajon, CA – State Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) worked alongside “Feeding America” volunteers today during a drive-thru food distribution event held at Grossmont College. “The most caring and rewarding thing we can do is to help families and individuals in need,” said Senator Jones. “The folks […]

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