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Assemblymember Waldron -Arbor Day – A Call to Action

By   /  April 12, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Arbor Day is April 30th, an observance that began in 1872 when the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture adopted a resolution creating a day set aide to plant trees. The holiday spread throughout the United States and is observed in many countries around the world. California’s observance is March 7th, and coincides with the […]

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Senator Jones “Religious Is Essential Act”

By   /  April 12, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

To be heard in committee – Two recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings bolster the case for SB 397 Sacramento, CA –Senate Bill 397, the “Religion is Essential Act” authored by Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), will be heard tomorrow afternoon in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Senate Judiciary Committee will convene in the Senate Chambers beginning […]

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Wilk’s Statement on Governor’s ‘Recall Reopening’

By   /  April 8, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? Today, Governor Newsom announced he expected the state to return to a more normal, pre-pandemic days and to open the economy by June 15. If this is true, and the state can open safely, it is time to end the emergency authority given to the […]

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Assembly Republications Launch Aggressive Campaign To Fight Wildfire Devastation

By   /  April 8, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –On Wednesday, Assemblywoman Marie Waldron announced that the Assembly Republican Caucus is launching a massive effort to combat wildfires, just as the state appears to be headed into a drought.    “My colleagues and I are introducing a robust 16-bill legislative package offering critical solutions to address four main areas: Saving lives while protecting […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -EDD: The Crisis Continues

By   /  April 5, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — The Employment Development Department (EDD) has been mired in crisis for more than a year now. The massive backlog in unemployment claim processing hasn’t really budged, millions of daily calls go unanswered, fraud is rampant — estimated  at $11 to $31 billion, and appeals can take over three months; the failure […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Public Safety 2021

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

Sacramento, CA -Promoting public safety in our communities remains one of my top priorities. Recently, many policies coming out of Sacramento have put politics before people when it comes to public safety. Every Californian deserves to feel safe in their community. This is one of the many reasons my colleagues and I are prioritizing neighborhood safety for our communities. This […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Public Safety 2021

By   /  March 29, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember –Promoting public safety in our communities remains one of my top priorities. Recently, many policies coming out of Sacramento have put politics before people when it comes to public safety. Every Californian deserves to feel safe in their community. This is one of the many reasons my colleagues and I are prioritizing neighborhood safety for our communities. This session, Assembly […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -“Rare” Diseases”

By   /  March 29, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember –As co-chair of the Assembly Rare Disease caucus, I am privileged to help recognize the struggle of patients and their families living with rare diseases. Among these are almost 7,000 diseases and conditions considered rare, with 80 percent of those considered ultra-rare. By definition, a disease is considered rare when it affects fewer than 200,000 people. […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -AG Day in California

By   /  March 29, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Marie Waldron — This year California observed AG Day on March 22nd; a day we celebrate our state’s unique contributions to the nation’s food supply. It’s also an opportunity for me to remind legislators from north of the Tehachapi Mountains that our region helps make California the country’s leading agricultural state. […]

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Wilk Lambasts Senate Democrats For Putting Drug Dealers Above Kids

By   /  March 25, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 SACRAMENTO – A measure by Senator Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) and Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) that would have held drug dealers accountable for a fatality from poisoning people with fentanyl-laced drugs was sidelined today by Senate Democrats. Senate Bill 350 (SB 350) would have treated drug fatalities the same way drunk driving deaths are treated in California.Despite emotional testimonies […]

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Wilk’s EDD Fraud Prevention Measure Clears Second Hurdle

By   /  March 25, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senator Scott Wilk, representing the 21st Senate District, announced Senate Bill 58 (SB 58), which would put the state’s Employment Development Department on a solid path to tackling the rampant fraud in benefit claims, has passed the Senate Committee on Judiciary. This legislation would require the agency to stop including full social security numbers on its correspondence […]

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Senator Jones Julie Reeder As “Woman Of Year” Senate District 38

By   /  March 25, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

EL CAJON – During his town hall meeting last night, Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) named Julie Reeder as “Woman of the Year” for Senate District 38, comprising East and North San Diego County. “Julie is a very dynamic and inspirational business owner and community leader,” stated Senator Brian W. Jones. “Her award-winning work as a publisher […]

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Jone’s Measure To Protect Foster Kids From Child Labor Trafficking Passes Senate Committee

By   /  March 25, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA  – Legislation authored by Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), based on recommendations of the California Little Hoover Commission and the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, was approved unanimously by the Senate Human Services Committee.  “Foster kids are particularly vulnerable to being targeted by criminals for child labor trafficking,” stated Senator Brian W. […]

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Senator Jones To Host Townhall To Name “Woman Of The Year”

By   /  March 22, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Who?Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee), local community leaders and residents of Senate District 38 (North & East San Diego County). What?  A virtual (zoom) townhall hosted by Senator Jones and open to all residents of Senate District 38 (North & East San Diego County). In addition to discussing the issues and answering questions, Senator Jones will name his […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Public Safety is A Priority

By   /  March 22, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — We all know, public safety was front and center last year, and will continue to be a big issue this year. This includes things like officer records, officer training, and oversight, to name a few. The Covid outbreak within our prison system was not handled well, with well-reported outbreaks and deaths amongst […]

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EDD Website Down, Leaving Unemployed Californians Out of Luck Again

By   /  March 22, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento,CA- Once again, California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) has failed unemployed Californians.  Media Outlets  report that the state agency’s website went down at some point over the weekend and is still unable to process claimants’ information today.  Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) released the following statement: “EDD’s page ‘isitdownrightnow’ says it all. The agency’s IT is so […]

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One Year Later: Newsom’s ‘One-Man Rule’ Cripples California’s Economy, Businesses, & Students’ Livelihoods

By   /  March 22, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – It has been 365 day since Governor Newsom issued a stay-at-home order with the promise that it would be only for a few weeks to fight the pandemic and flatten the curve. Fifty-seven Executive Orders later, an estimated 19,000 businesses have shuttered their doors and others are teetering on the brink of […]

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Senator Jones Honors East County Icon Barry Jantz

By   /  March 22, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

La Mesa – During the Grossmont Healthcare District Board meeting, Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) “zoomed in” and surprised Chief Executive Officer Barry Jantz with a Senate Resolution honoring Jantz’s lifetime achievements and wishing him well on his retirement. “Barry Jantz is an East County icon,” Senator Brian W. Jones told the assembled Grossmont Board members […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Honors Lila MacDonald 75th Assembly District Woman of the Year

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

      Community leader has a long history of service to the Fallbrook community Sacramento, CA – Yesterday Assemblymember Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, honored Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce CEO Lila MacDonald as the 2021 Woman of the Year for the 75th Assembly District. “Lila MacDonald lives and breathes the Fallbrook community,” said Waldron. “From Honorary Mayor to […]

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Senator Jones’s Measure To Ensure Confidentiality In Conservatorship Approved

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

Sacramento, CA — Conservatorship legislation authored by Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), and based on recommendations of the California State Auditor, was approved unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee.  “The overwhelming majority of conservatorship cases involve private family matters that really shouldn’t be subject to public hearings,” stated Senator Brian W. Jones. “This measure will make […]

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