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Assemblymember Waldron -The Legislature Must Lead

By   /  January 18, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Assemblymember Marie Waldron — COVID-19 has claimed the lives of about 1.8 million people worldwide, approximately 27,000 of which are right here in California. The virus captures our attention, while many other long-standing issues are ignored. We aren’t prepared for the next drought, wildfires pose an ever-increasing threat, and our insufficient power grid has led to rolling […]

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Senator Jones -Legislation to Save Off-Highway Vehicle Competitions

By   /  January 18, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SB 227 enjoys strong bipartisan support and is championed by the Off Highway Vehicle community Sacramento, CA — Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) introduced Senate Bill 227, a measure to save off-highway vehicle (OHV) competitions in California. Competition OHVs have long been registered through the Red Sticker program under the California Air Resources Board (CARB). […]

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Senate Republicans Demand Newsom Improve State’s Vaccine Distribution Efforts

By   /  January 14, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and several members of the California Senate Republican Caucus recently delivered a letter to Governor Newsom demanding that he set the state’s vaccine distribution as a priority. The California Department of Public Health says California has received more than 2.4 million vaccines, yet according to the Bloomberg vaccine tracker, California […]

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Senator Jones Introduces Measure To Assist Small Businesses

By   /  January 14, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Establishes a uniform process for small, owner-run corporations to quickly and easily remedy technical noncompliance issues Sacramento, CA — State Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) today introduced Senate Bill 218, a measure to allow small, owner-run corporations to handle ministerial paperwork corrections in a more simplified and uniform procedure. Specifically, SB 218 amends the California […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – New Laws For 2021

By   /  January 11, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — On January 1st, hundreds of new laws went into effect. Many are non-controversial or have limited impact, but some will directly affect the lives of thousands of Californians.  Among these are laws impacting businesses and employees. California’s minimum wage will increase to $14 for companies with 26 or more employees and […]

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Senator Bates – Statement on Governor’s Budget Plan

By   /  January 11, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement today regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 budget proposal: “I welcome the Governor’s budget efforts to strengthen public health, speed up vaccine distribution, and reopen our schools, which cannot come soon enough for millions of kids who are falling further behind in their educational and […]

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Strengthening Families and Children, While Providing Opportunities

By   /  January 11, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Now and for Future GenerationsSacramento, CA –  Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Vice Chair of the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee, recently delivered a joint letter to Governor Gavin Newsom requesting that he prioritize the 2021-2022 budget to include funds for jobless Californians, students, and small businesses affected by his shutdowns.  Over […]

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Senator Jones – An Update on EDD

By   /  January 11, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — January, 2021, I wanted to share an important update from the Employment Development Department (EDD) regarding suspended payments due to fraud screening. If your EDD account has been suspended‚ please read the following statement regarding the identity validation process here. Additionally‚ if you have any questions regarding unemployment benefit extensions‚ you can read […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Back To Sacramento

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

Sacramento. CA — Assemblymember Marie Waldron – On January 11th, 80 Assemblymembers and 40 Senators will return to Sacramento for the new 2021-2022 legislative session, which convened Dec 7th. Hundreds of bills will be introduced over the coming weeks. Most won’t be controversial, and many will probably never become law.Most bills must be submitted to the […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Helping the Helpers

By   /  December 28, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — The holiday season is traditionally a time of giving. It’s also appropriate at this time of the year to support organizations in our area that reach out to help those in need. Locally, many organizations are available to provide assistance, but these groups depend on all of us for their support, […]

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Assemblymember Waldron- Share Your Bill Ideas!

By   /  December 28, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 State Assemblymember Marie Waldron –As we approach the new year, we also approach the start of a new legislative session on January 4th! In this upcoming session, I will continue to prioritize the issues that are important to you — expand access to high quality and affordable healthcare, support small businesses by lowering taxes and fighting against unneccessary and burdensome regulations, […]

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December Update From Senator Patricia Bates

By   /  December 28, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

This holiday season – indeed most of 2020 – has been very challenging for most Californians due to COVID-19. However, the distribution of a vaccine means we are starting to see daylight at the end of a long tunnel. We cannot say “thank you” enough to the scientists who worked on the vaccine and to […]

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Assemblymember Waldron-Native CA Wildlife Support

By   /  December 21, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — I introduced AB 1031 in 2017 to establish the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Fund. The bill allows taxpayers filing their returns to voluntarily ‘check off’ a specified amount to fund wildlife rescue programs. AB 1031 had bipartisan support and was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.  California’s non-profit animal rehabilitation […]

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Senator Bates & OC Sheriff Barnes Renew Effort To Establish Fentanyl Task Force

By   /  December 21, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA -– With street fentanyl surging in the western U.S. and causing thousands of deaths, Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has reintroduced legislation to create a task force to improve Southern California’s response. Authored in partnership with Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes, Senate Bill 75 would require the California Attorney General to establish and chair the “Southern […]

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Senator Jones & Escondido Chamber To Host Blood Drive

By   /  December 18, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Dear Neighbors‚ This year has been challenging for many‚ including the Red Cross. Blood donations are a critical part of a good blood supply. This is why I am partnering with the Escondido Chamber of Commerce to host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday December 23. To sign up‚ please go to the Red […]

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Senator Jones Joins Bi-Partisan Group Defending Restaurant Employees

By   /  December 18, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

11 Senators urge that the Governor “immediately reclassify the restaurant industry as critical infrastructure before even more damage is done to our communities” El Cajon – Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) and ten other Senators sent a strongly worded letter to Governor Gavin Newsom on behalf of out of work restaurant employees and owners suffering during […]

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Assemblymember Waldron It’s Way Past Time To Fix EDD

By   /  December 14, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron–The Employment Development Department (EDD) has clearly not been up to the task of providing unemployment benefits to the millions of Californians thrown out of work when the COVID-19 pandemic struck That’s why I joined several of my Republican colleagues on December 7th, the first day of the new session, to introduce a […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Reforming EDD

By   /  December 14, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA– Assemblymember Marie Waldron –With a new wave of COVID-19 restrictions from the Governor’s Office, many California businesses are once again forced to shutdown, putting thousands of employees out of work. Many of these Californians will be counting on benefits from the Employment Development Department (EDD) to help them pay their mortgage, rent, and buy food for their […]

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Senators Urge Governor to Reclassify California’s Restaurants as Essential Businesses

By   /  December 14, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) sent a letter signed by senators of both parties to Governor Gavin Newsom last Friday evening asking him to “reclassify restaurants as essential businesses, and adopt the industry’s protocols that would allow restaurants to operate safely.” The text of the letter is attached below. Click here to view the […]

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Senator Bates Co-authors “Keep California Working Act”

By   /  December 14, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

To Save Jobs and Small Businesses Sacramento, CA–Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced that she has co-authored the bipartisan “Keep California Working Act” that would provide $2.6 billion to help small businesses affected by COVID-19. “As we await the distribution of a vaccine and more aid from the federal government, the Legislature must do more to […]

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