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Assemblymember Waldron -Common Sense Legislation For SVPs

By   /  July 22, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA -Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Last week, a rally of over two hundred people opposed to placement of a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) in a rural Poway neighborhood was held at Garden Road Park. Fortunately, Mayor Steve Vaus received a call from the Director of State Hospitals just prior to the start of the rally […]

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Hundreds of Dialysis Caregivers to Picket Across California Over  Staffing, Safety, Patient Care Problems 

By   /  July 22, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Workers at 26 Fresenius, Satellite Healthcare, and U.S. Renal clinics say understaffing, unsafe working conditions, low wages created a crisis putting patients and workers at risk. San Diego, CA. – Less than a year after the first strike at dialysis clinics in U.S. history, hundreds of caregivers at Fresenius Kidney Care, Satellite Healthcare, and U.S. Renal […]

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Senate Minority Leader Jones’s Op-ed:

By   /  July 18, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

“Newsom attacks democracy in California, but wants to take that national”  When Californians tried to rein in Newsom’s soft-on-crime policies, he tried to sabotage them. “… That’s our reality in California, where our Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom has spent the last few months trying and – thankfully – failing to subvert the will of the people, usurp […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -New Laws

By   /  July 15, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – A number of new laws passed by the State Legislature and signed by the Governor have gone into effect this year. New laws that went into effect July 1st: Laws that went into effect January 1st: For better or worse, these are just some of the new laws that went into […]

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Senate Minority Leader Jones Condemns Disturbing Political Violence In Pennsylvania

By   /  July 15, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) released the following statement following an attempted assassination of the former Commander-in-Chief at a public rally in Pennsylvania: “In America, violence has no place in politics. Political disagreements, even arguments, should exist in our democracy. For without disagreement, there is no democracy. And without democracy, there is […]

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Senator Jones & Escondido Chamber of Commerce Co-hosting Blood Drive 

By   /  July 9, 2024  /  North County, State and National  /  No Comments

Who? Senator Brian Jones (R-San Diego), representatives of the American Red Cross of San Diego, Escondido Chamber of Commerce, and local community leaders. What? The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Escondido for local residents to donate blood. PLEASE USE THIS LINK IF YOU’D LIKE TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TO DONATE BLOOD.  Donors are asked to make […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Beagle Freedom Project

By   /  July 8, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Recently, at a ceremony in the Capitol, I was honored to recognize Shannon Keith, President and Founder of the Beagle Freedom Project, along with volunteer Melina Shirley, to recognize their tireless efforts to save the lives of countless dogs, cats and other animals in laboratories.  This extraordinary organization is the world’s leading advocate […]

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Jones’s Measure To Save Off-highway Vehicle Competitions Unanimously Passes Assembly Committee

By   /  July 8, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA -Last week, Senate Bill 708 by Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) to save off-highway vehicle (OHV) competitions in California was approved on a unanimous, bipartisan vote in the Assembly Transportation Committee. Click here for the bill’s factsheet. “SB 708 had another successful committee hearing with more bipartisan backing from our years of efforts to […]

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Senate Republicans Deliver Victories For Californians, Democracy

By   /  July 5, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –  Hours after Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and other members of the Senate Republican Caucus formally called for Governor Newsom and Democrat leadership to withdraw their soft-on-crime ballot measure, Newsom scrapped this last-minute election interference plot. “The People win! After mounting opposition and brutal media hits, Gavin Newsom finally dropped his soft-on-crime ballot […]

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Leader Jones’s Sexually Violent Predator Accountability, Fairness & Enforcement Act Passes Assembly Public Safety Committee

By   /  July 4, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SAFE Act has strong bipartisan support Sacramento, CA -Last night, the California Assembly Public Safety Committee unanimously approved Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones’s (R-San Diego) bipartisan Senate Bill 1074, called the “Sexually Violent Predator Accountability, Fairness, and Enforcement Act” (SAFE Act). Click here for SB 1074 the factsheet and here for more information about the bill and Sexually Violent […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Budget Trailer Bills

By   /  July 1, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – The main state budget bill passed prior to the June 15th constitutional deadline, and the Governor will have until June 30th to sign it into law (and use his line item veto pen). But many trailer bills that fund specific state programs were still being voted on last week. Trailers that passed last […]

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Senate Minority Leader Jones Lauds US Supreme Court On Its Grants Pass Ruling

By   /  July 1, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) issued the following statement applauding the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on City of Grants Pass v. Johnson (Grants Pass), which found that the city of Grants Pass, Oregon, may enforce its ordinances prohibiting camping on public property and fining violators: “Today’s decision rightly empowers state and […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Payόmkawish Highway

By   /  June 24, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -For over 10,000 years, the Luiseño people have lived in the San Luis Rey Valley. Historically, their villages extended along the coastline, and inland along the San Luis Rey River. The largest recorded village was known as Topomai, located in what is now Camp Pendleton. Other historic villages to the east included […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – California’s New Budget

By   /  June 17, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Last week, the Legislature passed the Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 -2025. The Governor will have until June 30 to sign the budget, which goes into effect July 1st.  Over the coming weeks/months, a series of trailer bills to fund specific programs must be passed, and since the Governor has line-item […]

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Republican Senators Blast Budget Bill As “Irresponsible & Unrealistic’ 

By   /  June 14, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento.CA – Democrats in the California legislature passed a placeholder state budget bill that represents little more than the hopes and dreams they have to spend money that may never come. With a voter-imposed constitutional deadline to pass a budget bill by June 15, this shell budget enables them to continue receiving pay, but accomplishes […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

By   /  June 10, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -As with so many issues involving medical research and healthcare, San Diego County is ground zero in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, it is estimated that 84,000 persons are living with Alzheimer’s disease in San Diego County, a number that is expected to increase to 117,000 by 2030. Another 250,000 San […]

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Leader Jones & Senator Becker Introduce Legislation Authorizing Psychedelic Medical Treatment

By   /  June 6, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Heal Our Heroes Act Will Help Veterans and First Responders Sacramento, CA – -Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and Senator Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) introduced the bipartisan “Heal Our Heroes Act” as Senate Bill 803, which creates a narrow pilot program for military veterans and first responders to access psilocybin or psilocyn for mental health […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Bipartisan Legislation Advances

By   /  June 3, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – This year, the “House of Origin Deadline” was May 24th, the final day for bills to pass the house in which they were first introduced – either the Assembly or the Senate.  Any bills that failed to pass by the 24th have died. Bipartisan bills that benefit all Californians often receive little […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Update on Efforts to Safely Remove Spent Nuclear Fuel

By   /  May 31, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

I wanted to update you on our critical efforts to ensure the safe removal and responsible management of spent nuclear fuel from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The importance of this cannot be overstated. Safe and responsible management of spent nuclear fuel is essential for protecting public health, safeguarding our environment, and ensuring […]

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Supervisor Jim Desmond -Join Me in Stopping the Gas Tax Increase

By   /  May 31, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Today, I stood shoulder to shoulder with small business leaders and parents, united with the same message: the gas tax must be stopped. On July 1, the gas tax is set to increase by an additional 2 cents per gallon, bringing the total tax burden to a staggering 59.6 cents per gallon. We are already grappling with […]

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