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Senator Jones ‘It Is The Time For Choosing & Action’

By   /  November 16, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Senator Brian Jones — As regional leaders, we face unprecedented challenges. The decisions we make today to address those challenges will be felt by those we serve long after we leave office. This moment of crisis presents us with a choice: what kind of region, state and country do we want to be? The choice […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Looking Forward

By   /  November 16, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue serving as your Representative in the State Assembly. As we look forward to the beginning of our next session, I will keep fighting for important legislative priorities like expanding access to quality and affordable healthcare, reducing taxes, addressing housing and homelessness, supporting small businesses, and revitalizing our […]

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Senator Bates Announces Housing Planning Grants For Encinitas & Oceanside

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

 Sacramento, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has announced that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) grants to the cities of Encinitas ($300,000) and Oceanside ($500,000) to help create more housing supply. “I thank the Department of Housing and Community Development for awarding housing planning grants […]

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Boerner Horvath Announces 2020 Veteran & Military Service Award Recipients

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

For Assembly District 76  Carlsbad, CA  —  Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath is announcing the honorees for the 2020 Veteran and Service Member Awards for the 76th Assembly District. In the month of October, the North County community responded to the call for nominations with a diverse array of nominees. These nominees were chosen because of their outstanding […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Coping with Stress

By   /  November 9, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — This has been a tough year for all of us. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in business shutdowns, growing unemployment and extreme economic distress, along with related public health/mental health impacts for thousands.  And now, the drawn-out election aftermath and the fast approaching holiday season will be adding to what’s already been […]

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Senator Bates Announces $4 Million In New Housing Funding

By   /  November 9, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

For Orange and San Diego Counties Sacramento, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has announced that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded more than $4 million to local governments in Orange and San Diego Counties to fund housing-related projects. “I am pleased that the Department of Housing and Community Development […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Why Are We Still Adjusting Our Clocks?

By   /  November 2, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –In November 2018, California voters passed Proposition 7 by 60% to set the state on Daylight Saving Time (DST) year-round. So why are we still adjusting our clocks twice a year? Well, Prop 7 was actually an authorization by the voters permitting the State Legislature to introduce a bill changing the times and dates of DST. […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Small Business Needs Our Help

By   /  November 2, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — California’s small businesses employ over 7 million people, and make up 95% of all businesses in this region. Most employ less than 100 workers, and businesses with 4 employees or less comprise 65% of the total, like our neighborhood grocery or restaurant. The problems I encountered running my small retail business […]

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Seniors Can Renew Driver’s Licenses Online

By   /  November 2, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron– Californians age 70 and older with a noncommercial driver’s license are now eligible to renew online or by mail, eliminating the need to visit a DMV office. Licenses with an expiration date between March 1, 2020 and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible. The DMV is completing the programming necessary so customers who meet the criteria will be […]

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CalChamber Recognizes Senate Republicans Supporting Businesses

By   /  October 29, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) recently recognized Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and members of the Senate Republican Caucus for their support of California’s job creators outlined in CalChamber’s 2020 Vote Record. Leader Grove and the Republican Caucus earned high marks from the non-profit organization which represents more than 14,000 businesses in California. […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Fighting CA’s Homeless Crisis

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

State Assemblymember  Marie Waldron –California has more homeless people than any other state in the nation. From 2018 to 2019, our homeless population increased by 16%, bringing the total number of homeless individuals to 151,000. California deserves better. As your Representative in Sacramento, I will continue to combat the homeless crisis and find solutions that will safely help get people off the […]

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Senator Bates Earns High CalChamber Score for Efforts to Protect Jobs

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

Sacramento, CA –The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) has awarded Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) a high score in its 2020 Vote Record on issues important to the state’s job creators. “I am pleased to be recognized by CalChamber yet again for my work to protect economic growth and opportunity in California,” said Senator Bates, a former small business owner. “CalChamber’s vote […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Supporting People

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Throughout my term in the legislature I have advocated for those most vulnerable.  I authored a bill to safeguard children who witness domestic violence incidents, and to allow counties to provide court approved mental health treatments for persons who have completed their sentences if they are a danger to themselves or […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Safeguarding Animal Welfare A Priority

By   /  October 22, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — The well-being, care, and protection of animals in our state and local community is our responsibility. This session, I co-authored or supported:– AB 128 which prevents the sale of wild horses for slaughter when purchased at auction– AB 1565 to improve the process of adopting kittens in animal shelters– SB 397 to develop best practices to facilitate the evacuation of […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Reining In Prescription Drug Costs

By   /  October 19, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — One of the most important lessons from the pandemic is the need to prioritize reliable prescription drug manufacturing. California, especially this region, has long been a center for medical research, and one of our top priorities should be to encourage more drug research, innovations, and manufacturing, especially for generic drugs. That’s […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By   /  October 16, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Yearly mammograms and screenings for genetic risk factors and early warning signs have proven to be highly effective diagnostic tools. If caught early, breast cancer is treatable. I am proud to be a lead advocate in […]

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Senator Bates -Statement on Governor’s Climate Change Decree

By   /  October 8, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Statement on Governor’s Climate Change DecreeSACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), the Vice Chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom issued a sweeping executive order today concerning climate change: “Policies to successfully address climate change require informed input from the people’s representatives in the Legislature. My legislative colleagues […]

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Senator Brian Jones Legislative Update

By   /  October 8, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your Senator. I know your time is precious‚ so I have just a few important updates for you including: A brief update on the bills I introduced this year now that the 2020 Legislative Session is in our rear-view. What to do in case you suspect you’re […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Historic Gains for Mental Health

By   /  October 8, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, —As a member of the Mental Health Caucus and the Assembly Health Committee, I was honored to be recognized as a “Mental Health Champion in the CA Legislature” by the Steinberg Institute this session. I am a co-author or supporter of:– SB 855 requires coverage for medically necessary treatment of mental health and substance use disorders […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Protecting Animals

By   /  October 8, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – -Since joining the Legislature I have authored and supported many bills protecting pets and native wildlife, most of which are now law. This session, I co-authored AB 128, which prevents the sale of wild horses for slaughter when purchased at auction. I also supported SB 469, which allows the California Horse […]

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