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Assemblymember Waldron -Cut the Gas Tax Already

By   /  June 28, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -California still has the highest gasoline prices in the U.S. along with the highest gas taxes. Gasoline is averaging $6.40 per gallon across California, inflation is escalating, people are hurting. Immediate relief is needed, and the simplest, fastest remedy would be suspension of the gasoline tax at both federal and state levels. […]

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Assemblymember Waldron-Work on the Budget Continues

By   /  June 28, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — You may have heard the legislature passed the state budget for fiscal year 2022-23 in order to meet the legally required deadline on June 15th. But our work in the legislature is far from over.  Legislative leaders and the Governor continue to negotiate over spending billions of dollars, including their plans to give […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -More Effective Mental Health Treatment

By   /  June 21, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) is one of the most effective tools available for treating severely mentally ill persons. Legislation known as Laura’s Law was introduced in 2001 to make AOT available for persons who meet specified criteria for involuntary commitment, such as presenting a danger to themselves or others, or who are […]

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Legislative Republicans’ Marks 100 Days Of Inaction By Democrats on Gas Price Relief

By   /  June 16, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senate and Assembly Republicans held a press conference at the State Capitol demanding immediate action from Capitol Democrats and Governor Newsom to reduce gas prices. Friday, June 17, marks 100 days of inaction by the majority party as Californians struggle with sky-high gas prices and soaring inflation. The state budget approved by lawmakers earlier this […]

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Senator Jones Asks Judge To Keep Sexually Violent Predator Out Of Borrego Springs

By   /  June 16, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Newsom Administration trying to place Michael Martinez in close proximity to children who fit the exact profile of his previous victims   Sacramento, CA Today, State Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) sent the following letter to San Diego County Superior Court Judge David Gill asking that sexually violent predator (SVP) Michael Martinez not be paroled out […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Dumping Ground for Sexually Violent Predators?

By   /  June 13, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -What happens to Sexually Violent Predators (SVPs) once they’ve served their sentences? Apparently, they get dumped in rural San Diego County. Rural areas lack resources to supervise conditionally released SVPs and guarantee public safety. In San Diego County, multiple SVPs have been placed in Jacumba Hot Springs, Campo and Boulevard, with proposed […]

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Senator Wilk: Democrats’ Fake Budget Won’t Help Those Reeling From High Cost O Living

By   /  June 13, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA —  Today, Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) released the following statement after Legislative Democrats passed the primary 2022-2023 Budget Bill: “With an almost $100 billion surplus, rising gas prices, and skyrocketing inflation, the best relief Legislative Democrats came up with is a $200 refund that gets to you months down the road. That’s $16.66 per […]

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Senator Brian Jones: Keeping Up With the Capitol

By   /  June 10, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –“June is a busy month up at the Sacramento Capitol. Committees will be hearing hundreds of bills and the state budget must be passed by June 15th. Two issues to watch out for are rent relief and wildfires. Rent is skyrocketing across California and specifically in San Diego. I’m taking action to help […]

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Assemblymember Waldron-Capitol Annex Project Update

By   /  June 6, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — California’s main Capitol building in Sacramento was completed in 1874. It is a historic treasure, but after World War II it became obvious it wasn’t large enough to handle the needs of our growing state. An annex attached to the Capitol was completed in 1952, and at approximately 325,000 square feet, […]

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Senator Brian Jones Promotes Partnership With Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation

By   /  June 3, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Senator Brian Jones will join the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation at free youth heart screening event, promote partnership on bill to increase heart screenings Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation What? A free heart screening event that will help save youths’ lives by identifying abnormal heart rhythms and heart structure. Jones will […]

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Senator Wilk’s Accountability Measure Ok’d By Senate

By   /  June 3, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) announces that Senate Bill 1271 (SB 1271) has successfully passed the Senate Floor with unanimous support. The bill adds much-needed accountability to the state’s no-bid contracting process by ensuring there is ample opportunity for both oversight and review of a contract before renewal. “This is a victory for transparency and good […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Beating The Deadline

By   /  May 30, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – May 27th was the “House of Origin Deadline,” the final day for bills to pass out from the legislative house in which they were first introduced. Since this is the end of a two-year session, any bills that failed to pass by the deadline have died. I’m very happy two more of my […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Honoring The Fallen

By   /  May 30, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — Memorial Day is a solemn occasion to reflect on the service and sacrifice of the brave Americans who never made it home to their loved ones, to the country they fought for, in order to preserve the freedoms they would never again enjoy themselves.  As Americans, we understand service always entails sacrifice but […]

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Assembly member Waldron -Invest in Water Storage Now

By   /  May 26, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember —  Despite California being in the 3rd year of severe drought, there’s no urgency in the Governor’s May Revision to resolve our state’s persistent drought problems. In 2014, voters approved $2.7 billion for investments in water storage but not one project has begun construction and the legislature has refused to fast track these projects […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Californians Deserve Immediate Relief

By   /  May 26, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember —  California is projected to bring in $97.5 billion more tax revenue than expected.  But just today, the legislature failed to pass AB 2457, a bill I co-sponsored with my colleagues in the bipartisan California Problem Solvers Caucus to suspend the gas tax for a year and guarantee all the savings go directly to […]

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Senator Wilk’s Whistleblower Protection Act Passes Senate

By   /  May 26, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) announces that Senate Bill 947 (SB 947) has successfully completed its journey through the Senate, as it passed unanimously off the Senate floor. “SB 947 is a vital step in bolstering public trust in government and offers key, common-sense protections to the brave whistleblowers who put public safety above their own […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Taxed Enough?

By   /  May 23, 2022  /  State and National  /  1 Comment

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – On May 13 Governor Newsom released his “May Revise,” which updates the proposed budget he released in January. The state’s $301 billion budget, larger than most countries, contained a big surprise — our budget surplus has grown to $97.5 billion. California has some of the highest taxes in the United States, […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -During National Police Week, We Honor Our First Responders

By   /  May 19, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento. CA — Every day, in communities across the country, people call on our nation’s police officers for help and every day, the men and women of law enforcement answer the call.  Unfortunately, far too often, the dangerous situations they bravely encounter lead to split-second decisions that have cost lives on both sides of the […]

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Senator Bates’ Statement on the May Revise

By   /  May 17, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s $300.7 billion budget priorities: “The Governor projects a $47 billion operating budget surplus even though the Legislative Analyst’s Office projects it to be $65 billion. Regardless, this is a lot of money. The legislature should resist the temptation to massively increase ongoing […]

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Leader Wilk’s Responds to May Revise: Suspend the Gas Tax NOW

By   /  May 16, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) released the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s 2022-2023 revised state budget proposal: “The governor is living in an election-year Fantasyland if he believes promises of debit cards and rebates in the Fall will provide relief NOW. “Even the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office agrees with Republicans that suspending […]

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