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Assemblymember Waldron- Our 75th District Begins to Re-Open!

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

Sacramento, CA –Marie Waldron State Assemblymember –As you may have heard, both San Diego and Riverside Counties in our 75th District have been cleared to move into a more advanced Stage 2 and even part of Stage 3 of California’s Resilience Roadmap to Recovery.  Late last week, dine-in restaurants and retail shops were permitted to reopen with some modifications and guidelines for safe operations to […]

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Effort to Stabilize Coastal Bluffs & Preserve Beach Access Gains Bipartisan Momentum

By   /  May 28, 2020  /  State and National  /  1 Comment

 Sacramento, CA – The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee today heard Senate Bill 1090 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would help prevent further tragedies on public beaches such as the Encinitas bluff collapse that killed three people in August 2019. The committee did not vote on the bill. Instead, the committee’s chair, Senator Henry […]

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Senator Jones: Governor’s Guidelines for Reopening Houses of Worship Nowhere Near Adequate

By   /  May 27, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

“What’s missing is a fundamental understanding that faith, religion and its practice, are essential” Sacramento, CA – State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) today released the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s plan to reopen houses of worship in California: “President Trump is right that houses of worship are essential. Just like big-box stores can […]

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Senator Bates to Present Bill on Coastal Bluff Safety

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

 Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) will present her Senate Bill 1090 on Tuesday that would require the California Coastal Commission to grant permits to public agencies and coastal homeowners in San Diego and Orange Counties to mitigate coastal erosion. The bill would help prevent further tragedies on public beaches such as the Encinitas bluff […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Saluting Our Graduates

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron– It’s graduation time and unfortunately the events that our college and high school students, 8th graders, kindergarteners and many others have been eagerly working toward all year have been significantly impacted by the  COVID-19 pandemic, and that includes canceling traditional graduations and grad nights, school dances and other large gatherings.  These events and […]

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Jones’ Measure Reducing Licensing Burdens on Californians Passes Key Committee

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

Sacramento, CA – A measure by State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) to reduce the licensing burden on working Californians was unanimously approved by the Senate Business and Professions Committee. Jones’ Senate Bill 878 will ease licensing burdens for California workers who are required to be licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA).“California has a […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Federal Aid for California

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

Sacramento, CA –Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember    –California is facing a looming budget crisis, with the state deficit projected to be as deep as $54 billion by 2021. Education funding could be slashed by as much as a third, many hospitals are in danger of bankruptcy, and the state’s official unemployment rate is nearing 15%. Our schools, hospitals, […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Open for Business?

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Governor Newsom’s May Revise budget projection for the coming Fiscal Year shows that the $21 billion surplus we had has become a $54 billion deficit in our state budget! The economic activity that generates tax revenues supporting state programs has collapsed because of Covid-19. We are now in a serious recession, with […]

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Senator Jones Calls On Supervisors To Re-open San Diego County

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

“I support Supervisors Desmond and Gaspar’s proactive approach to help our businesses and communities survive” Sacramento, CA – State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) today sent the following letter to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in support of Supervisors Jim Desmond and Kristin Gaspar’s plan to begin reopening San Diego County: May 18, 2020The […]

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Waldron Joins State Leaders In Seeking Solutions To Massive Budget Crisis

By   /  May 15, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento,CA– Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron and other California leaders formally requested $1 trillion in federal aid today to assist states and local governments with looming budget crises as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Waldron, as part of a coalition of western state officials led by Gov. Gavin Newsom, is requesting emergency funding to stave […]

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Senator Bates – Statement on Governor’s Revised Budget Plan

By   /  May 15, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom released his revised 2020-21 budget proposal: “The Governor’s revised budget plan is right to focus on these most essential priorities – public health, public safety, public education, and supporting workers and businesses. With California facing a projected $54 billion deficit, I […]

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Senator Bates -Statement on Rejection of AB 5 Relief Bills

By   /  May 15, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the statement below after the Senate Labor, Public Employment, and Retirement Committee today rejected SB 806 (Grove) and SB 990 (Moorlach) that would have helped independent contractors hurt by AB 5 (Gonzalez, 2019). Senator Bates is a co-author of both SB 806 and SB 990. Both bills went down on partisan votes […]

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Education Advocates Press for Federal Help as CA Projects Huge Deficit

By   /  May 12, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Education advocates are calling on the feds to step in and prevent huge cuts to K-12 schools and community colleges – as the state projects a $54 billion budget deficit. The coronavirus has forced the state to spend more even as tax revenues are falling. Jeff Freitas, president of the California Federation of Teachers, worries […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Open California

By   /  May 12, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — We all miss going out to eat, seeing our family dentist and sporting events.  Small businesses have taken a huge hit, and we must ensure they recover.  The Governor just released Phase 2 reopening, based on successes with social distancing and smoothing the curve. California’s economy should reopen quickly. By using […]

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Assemblymember- Waldron CA Begins Reopening!! What Do You Think???

By   /  May 7, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron – State Assemblymember   —Governor Newsom announced that beginning this Friday, May 8th, California should be able to begin to gradually move into Stage 2 of the state’s Coronavirus Action Plan. Stage 2 includes expanding retail curbside pickup for lower risk businesses like book, music, and clothing stores, florists, and sporting good retailers. Associated manufacturers that support […]

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Governor Must Allow Houses of Worship to Reopen

By   /  May 7, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

In Stage 2 to Assist Californians Sacramento, CA – Today, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) issued statements after delivering a letter to Governor Newsom urging him to allow Houses of Worship to reopen as part of California’s Stage 2. Members of the Senate and Assembly Republican Caucuses signed on to the letter which media can […]

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Senator Bates Responds to Governor’s Announcements

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

Sen. Patricia Bates Responds to Governor’s Announcements Regarding Partial Business Reopening and Orange County Beaches Sacramento, CA — Governor Newsom announced today that some California retail businesses can reopen with some modifications by the end of this week. He also announced that Laguna Beach and San Clemente city-run beaches will be allowed to reopen to […]

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Local Leaders & Public County Health Officials Meet

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

County Public Health Officials joined local leaders from every city in the region to discuss COVID-19 impacts at SanDag Board meeting Friday This morning, mayors, city councilmembers, county supervisors, and agency leaders from around the region, who make up the SANDAG Board of Directors, received an update from County Public Health Officers Dr. Wilma Wooten and […]

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Senator Bates’ Statement on Governor’s Closure of Orange County Beaches

By   /  April 30, 2020  /  State and National  /  1 Comment

SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after Governor Newsom announced today that he is closing all beaches in Orange County: “I have supported most of the Governor’s efforts to manage California’s COVID-19 response, but I strongly disagree with today’s order targeting only Orange County. At a time when California is granting […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Helping Seniors

By   /  April 30, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Governor Newsom recently announced creation of the first-in-the-nation “Great Plates Delivered program,” which will partner with cities, counties and Tribes to deliver food to older adults.   The program will provide nutritious meals to older Californians who should stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic. By partnering with local restaurants struggling to […]

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