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Assemblymember Waldron -Treat Mental Illness As The Physical Issue It Is

By   /  August 10, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — A major side effect of the Coronavirus pandemic is the immense impact on California’s mental health and substance use. Over 22,000 overdoses and suicides are projected to result from forced isolation and rising unemployment.   Parity means substance abuse and mental illness needs to be treated equally as physical health.  90% of […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Jobless Claims Highlight Problems

By   /  August 3, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – The pandemic has thrown millions out of work and created massive problems at California’s Employment Development Department (EDD), the agency empowered to provide Unemployment Insurance (UI) to laid-off workers. Between March and May, EDD experienced a 3400% increase in claims compared to January/February. From March 8 to July 18, EDD processed […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Back To Work

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Several employees in the Capitol and 2 Assemblymembers tested positive for COVID last month which stopped our work in its tracks.  This week marks the start of a short, final month for the 2019 – 2020 session. Public safety is a priority, and I am very proud to join Assemblymembers Cooper, […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – DMV Providing 1-Year Extension To California Seniors

By   /  July 23, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember  – The DMV is providing an automatic one-year extension to California’s seniors. Those age 70 or older with a non-commercial driver’s license that expires between March and December of this year now have one year from the original expiration date to get their license renewed. This extension is the latest action to help Californians avoid or delay […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – DMV Update

By   /  July 20, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — The DMV has extended the time for drivers license renewals that had expired during the period of March 2020 on.  All drivers under age 69 were extended until July 31 with expanded online renewal available. Commercial license renewal extended until Sept. 30, 2020.  Learners permits from March 2020 also extended 6 months.  This is […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Drug Treatment = Less Crime

By   /  July 13, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –In California, opioid and heroin use is a major threat to public health, and is the leading cause of death for those under 50. It’s a major cause of crime, and contributes directly to high recidivism rates in our prison system. That’s why I’ve introduced Assembly Bill 1304 (AB 1304), co-authored by […]

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Independence Day Thought – Assemblymember Waldron

By   /  July 4, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron —Independence Day is traditionally a time to go to the beach, have backyard barbecues and close out the day watching fireworks. But this year, the celebrations won’t be as wide-spread, the beaches will be much less crowded. The limited July 4th activities may be appropriate since it provides an opportunity to pause and reflect […]

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Assemblymember Waldron- Budget Update

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, state revenues began to plummet, while spending on unemployment insurance and social programs increased exponentially. The result — our $21 billion surplus suddenly transformed into a $54.3 billion deficit. The budget that passed on June 15th was the beginning of discussions between the Governor and the […]

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Assemblymember Waldron- Minerva Scholarship: Helping Young Women Achieve Their Goals

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – One of my passions in public service is encouraging young women to fulfill their life’s potential by taking full advantage of available educational opportunities. As Minority Leader and a member of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, I am happy to spread the word about the Minerva Scholarship program, established by the Women […]

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Assemblymember Walron Congratulations To The Class of 2020

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

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember – Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our students have had to deal with unprecedented and unexpected challenges that have greatly impacted their graduation year and have postponed or cancelled all of the special ceremonies and events that go with it. Though they have missed out on some of these […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Employment Dept. Needs Help

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Last March our economy slammed on the brakes and thousands were thrown out of work. Millions filed for Unemployment Insurance (UI). The Employment Development Department, known as EDD, has processed $26 billion in benefits over 12 weeks, vs $22 billion during the entire recession of 2008. This amounts to 14% of […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Preparing For The Future

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron… In March the Legislature recessed due to the COVID-19 emergency. This recess was unprecedented in our history and underscored a critical problem. While California lawmakers continued to work from their districts, they cannot vote on legislation when they are unable to meet in Sacramento. When it comes to technology, our Legislature is […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Committee of the Whole?

By   /  June 1, 2020  /  Local, State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –This week the California Assembly convened a historic meeting; one that has not happened in 25 years.  Called the “Committee of the Whole,” it is when the entire Assembly comes together to serve as an 80-member budget committee to address thisdeficit budget cycle. Committee of the Whole meetings are rare and only occur during […]

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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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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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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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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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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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