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Assemblymember Waldron -Now It’s Up To The Governor

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — With the final adjournment of the Legislature on August 31, hundreds of bills were forwarded to the Governor, who now has until September 30 to decide their fate. There’s often lots of controversy in Sacramento, but contrary to what may be a common impression, many bills pass with overwhelming support from […]

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The 2019 – 2020 Session is History

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — The 2019-2020 legislative session ended on August 31. During this two-year period, 5,423 bills of all types were introduced. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we had two unexpected shutdowns, and in the last weeks some members were absent and Senators were forced to vote remotely. At one point, there was an […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron – It’s Always Fire Season In California

By   /  August 31, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — California has already reached historic levels in acres burned – 700 fires with over 1.3 million acres burned!  As always, California’s first responders are on the job, protecting our lives, our property, our families, everything we hold dear. We owe them our cooperation, our respect and our support. Last winter’s heavy rainfall […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron

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

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember  – August 26th was Women’s Equality Day! – The 100th anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. We honor the legacy of the trailblazers who came before us and look to the future as we continue to work towards full equality. Women in California actually gained the right […]

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Assemblymember Waldron-Women’s Right to Vote

By   /  August 24, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — August marks a huge milestone. In 1920, women were granted the right to vote nationwide when Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment. The amendment reads: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by […]

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Fire! Assemblymember Waldron

By   /  August 21, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember  — Fire season has kicked up in California and we have already witnessed several dangerous and destructive fires throughout our state and even in our district. Our brave firefighters are working tirelessly to keep us safe. As we deal with record heats, there are a few simple steps you can take to help do your […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Paying for Schools

By   /  August 17, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Schools are essential and the need to educate our children is not negotiable. The 2020-21 budget package maintained school funding based on 2019-20 attendance levels, which essentially placed a funding cap on all schools, even those experiencing high levels of growth. Prior to enactment of this year’s education trailer bill (SB […]

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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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