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Sen. Bates’ Statement on Rejected Effort to Make Insulin Affordable for Millions of Californians

By   /  August 11, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on the outcome of today’s Assembly Suspense File hearing relative to her effort to make insulin affordable: “I am disappointed SB 473, my bill to cap the out-of-pocket cost for insulin to $35 a month, was held in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations. The decision […]

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Senator Bates -California Can Do What Washington D.C. Has Not

By   /  August 11, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Bates Bill Does What Washington D.C. Has Failed to Accomplish Sacramento. CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) introduced Senate Bill (SB) 473 to address the high treatment costs affecting millions of Californians with diabetes. The bill places a $35 cap on co-pays, deductibles, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing requirements on an insulin prescription. Senator Bates issued […]

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Senator Jones -National Night Out

By   /  August 11, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

My office was honored to attend several National Night Out events across Senate District 38.National Night Out is an annual campaign that enhances the relationship between the community and law enforcement. Our law enforcement officers are our heroes, and far too often we overlook the many sacrifices they make to keep us safe. Importantly, these […]

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More Than 700 Terminally Ill Californians Used End of Life Option Act in 2021

By   /  August 9, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Annual Report shows increase in Prescribing Physicians, Marking Improved Education and Outreach Sacramento, CA — More than 700 terminally ill Californians used the End of Life Option Act to die peacefully in 2021, according to a newly released report by the California Department of Public Health.  This law allows terminally ill, mentally capable adults the option to request […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Supporting Local Law Enforcement

By   /  August 4, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes the partnership between law enforcement and the neighborhoods they serve. This week, residents in several cities throughout our district had the opportunity to meet the men and women behind the badge and the Crime Prevention Specialists that work tirelessly to keep our communities […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – More Work To Do

By   /  August 4, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –We’re in the last month of a two-year legislative session. During August, we’ll be voting on approximately 1,200 bills, over 500 in the Assembly and about 700 in the Senate. These include my AB 2768, which addresses the critical shortage of psychiatric beds by leading to the development of a real-time, internet-based […]

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Senator Jones: Newsom Still Trying to Dump Sexually Violent Predators in East County

By   /  August 4, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Previous Governors had courage to say “no” when so-called experts said it was safe to release predators into residential neighborhoods  Sacramento, CA –With a hearing coming up on the planned release of serial Sexually Violent Offender (SVP) Douglas Badger this Friday, Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) issued the following statement in addition to sending a letter to the court […]

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Senator Jones to Governor Newsom: Veto Heroin Shooting Den Bill 

By   /  August 2, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –State Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) and other Senate Republicans sent a letter the Governor Newson urging him to veto Senate Bill 57, a bill to legalize drug shooting dens in California, beginning with Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Francisco.  “This dangerous measure (SB 57) endangers neighborhoods, communities, and businesses,” stated Senator Brian W. Jones. “Allowing […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Supporting Local Fire Departments & Spending Taxpayer Dollars Wisely

By   /  August 1, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — Our local fire departments are essential for public safety, responding to the ever-present threat of wildfires, along with other life threatening emergencies like automobile accidents and heart attacks. Once again this year, I’m very happy that my efforts to obtain funding for local fire departments in our region have succeeded. During the budgeting […]

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Senate Republicans Call for Swift Veto of SB 57

By   /  August 1, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

The legislation allows for the operation of drug dens in LA and San Francisco Counties Sacramento, CA – Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and all members of the Senate Republican Caucus are calling on Governor Newsom to swiftly veto Senate Bill 57, which would authorize several California cities to operate drug dens. The veto letter signed by all Senate Republicans […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – $8 Million In Funding For Deer Springs Fire Protection District

By   /  July 28, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron announces $8 million in funding for the Deer Springs Fire Protection District Escondido, CA – Yesterday, Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R -Valley Center) announced that she has secured $8 million in state funding for the Deer Springs Fire Protection District. The funds will be used to build a new permanent facility near the […]

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36th Senate District Awarded $433K in Housing Funds for Young Adults in Foster Care

By   /  July 25, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) applauded Orange and San Diego Counties for securing housing funds to assist young adults in foster care find suitable housing. The California Department of Housing and Community Development oversees the Housing Navigators Program (HNP) which allocates approximately $5 million in grants to counties based on each county’s percentage […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Don’t Crash the Economy

By   /  July 23, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Supply chain problems have been negatively impacting California and the rest of the nation for months. Look at any new car lot and you see the lack of inventory. Even buying products at the store is difficult.  A big part of the problem has been the backup caused by the lack […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Equity for Tribal Firefighters

By   /  July 18, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –Tribal fire departments are an integral part of California’s wildfire defense. The growing cooperation between Cal Fire, and local and tribal fire departments throughout California is testimony to the dedication of our first responders who safeguard our lives and our homes every day. San Diego County has 18 Indian Reservations, more than […]

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Senator Bates Recognizes Project3R as 2022 Nonprofit of the Year

By   /  July 18, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

San Juan Capistrano, CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) recognized Project3R as the 2022 Nonprofit of the Year for Senate District 36. Founded by Ryan Hickman, Project3R leads and organizes beach cleanup events across the Orange County community. Senator Bates issued the following statement: “California is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and coastline. […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Budget Bright Spots

By   /  July 11, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Last week, the Governor and his Supermajority allies in the Legislature agreed on final budget trailer bills for the new Fiscal Year. Spending will reach a record $307 billion. While I have concerns about many of the budget’s priorities, there is some good news. Bright spots include increased funding for education. […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -A Bad Deal for California

By   /  July 7, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — Last week, the state budget was finalized, including proposed spending of a record $307 billion. Despite a record-high surplus of $97 billion, unfortunately the deal doesn’t mean permanent tax relief anytime soon.  The state now plans to spend $17 billion to send rebates of up to $1050 per family, which isn’t even enough […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Another Problem for Agriculture

By   /  July 7, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron–California agriculture produces one-third of the country’s vegetables, two-thirds of its fruits and nuts, and generates around $50 billion in annual revenue. We are the nation’s breadbasket, and we help feed much of the world by exporting over $20 billion in agricultural commodities every year. According to the San Diego County Farm Bureau, […]

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Senator Jones Forces Two Votes To Suspend The State Gas tax

By   /  July 1, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Senate and Assembly Democrat Leaders block efforts to fund gas tax holiday  Sacramento, CA –California State Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) forced two votes in both the Senate and Assembly during the last 24 hours in an effort to suspend the state gas tax and fund a gas tax holiday. “Many of us have been […]

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Senate Democrats Reject Republican Effort to Fund Gas Tax Holiday

By   /  July 1, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

A Roadmap of Democrat Failures on Gas Taxes Sacramento, CA — Today, Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) gave Senate Democrats another opportunity to provide gas price relief with an amendment to fund a gas tax holiday. Democrats rejected the Republican effort, even as California drivers are paying $6.27 for a gallon of unleaded gas – nearly […]

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