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Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Rebuilding California Cities

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – In 2011, the legislature worked in an effort to abolish California’s Redevelopment Districts (RDAs). Although some RDAs were poorly managed, their abolition deprived cities of an important tool that had often been successfully used to stimulate business, create new housing and revitalize blighted areas, especially for older cities   Last Week, […]

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Assemblymember Waldron- Minerva Scholarship Program-Applications Being Accepted

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

The application period has now opened for Minerva Scholarships for young women.  One $10,000 scholarship and up to 108 $300 scholarships will be awarded. More information and the application form are available at: https://wicl.us/scholarship-program/ Assemblymember Marie Waldron, AD 75 + 9820 Willow Creek Rd, Ste 240,San Diego, CA 92131 Phone: (858) 566-7538

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Senate Public Safety Committee Rejects Bipartisan Solution to Clearing Inhumane Homeless Encampments

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

Support ranged from a variety of stakeholders including Dr. Drew Pinsky, local government officials, and formerly homeless individuals Sacramento, CA -the Senate Public Safety Committee voted down Senate Bill 1011, a bipartisan measure to compassionately clear homeless encampments by Senate Minority Leader Brian Jones (R-San Diego) and Senator Catherine Blakespear (D-Encinitas). Click here for more information on […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Kids and Social Media

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Millions of children and young adults throughout the nation are active social media users. Last week two bills dealing with social media’s impact on child and adolescent mental health passed the Assembly Health Committee. Worldwide, there are 34 social media platforms, with at least 100 million users. According to a U.S. […]

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Senate Republicans Highlight Measures In Fight To Fix California 

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

Sacramento, CA – In anticipation of several important measures that will be heard this week and throughout the month of April, California Senate Republicans have released a video to reaffirm their commitment to Fix California, outlining a list of 2024 legislative proposals that focus on lowering living costs, tackling crime, acting on homelessness, and investing in students. […]

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Tuesday At 9AM Senate Minority Leader Jones Senator Blakespear Bill -Compassionately Clear Homeless Encampments

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

Senate Minority Leader Jones and Senator Blakespear will present bipartisan bill to compassionately clear homeless encampments in Senate Public Safety Committee WHO?          Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) Senator Catherine Blakespear (D-Encinitas) Dr. Drew Pinsky, Internist and Addiction Medicine Specialist (video witness in support) John Franklin, Mayor of the City of Vista (witness in […]

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Leader Jones Speaks Out Against Newsom Appointees on Senate Floor

By   /  April 11, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Jones stands with Crime Victims Alliance in calling for overhaul at Board of Parole Sacramento, CA – enate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) spoke in strong opposition to all six of Governor Gavin Newsom’s appointees to the Board of Parole Hearings. Click here to watch Leader Jones’s statement on the Senate Floor. “Today’s Board of […]

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Audit Reveals Reasons For State Failures On Worsening Homelessness

By   /  April 9, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – The results of a state audit released today show the lack of accountability of billions of dollars thrown at the homeless crisis in California. Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa) and Senator Roger Niello (R-Fair Oaks) led the bipartisan effort to request the audit of homelessness spending. Under the Newsom Administration over the past five years, California has spent more […]

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Invitation – A Walk To Fight To Opioid Addiction

By   /  April 9, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sadly, far too many in our community have lost a loved one to addiction. Over 110,000 lives were lost to overdose last year alone. Losing a loved one is one of the most painful experiences someone can endure. In 2017, our close family friends, the Webbers from Santee, lost their son Garrett Webber to a […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Tribal Health

By   /  April 9, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Last week Assembly Bill 1965 (AB 1965), introduced by Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio (D – Baldwin Park), passed the Assembly Health Committee, where I serve as Vice Chair. Once implemented, AB 1965 will take aim at the public healthcare crisis impacting tribal communities throughout California. Health disparities impacting American Indian and Alaska […]

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Price Increase -Fast Food Chain As Wage Hike Starts Today

By   /  April 2, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Get ready for price increases at your favorite fast food chain as wage hike starts today Sacramento, CA – This is not an April Fools’ joke. Restaurant operators and job creators have been raising the red flag for months, as they are concerned with the negative impact of the minimum wage hike. Capitol Democrats pushed […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Term Limits

By   /  March 29, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – There are 99 legislative chambers throughout the 50 states.  Of these, 16 states have enacted term limits, including California. Other term limited states include Ohio, Florida, Missouri, Michigan, Arizona, Kansas and Nevada. Proposition 28, which was approved by 61% of California’s voters in 2012, established our current term limit system. California […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Celebrating California Agriculture

By   /  March 25, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – California is the country’s leading agricultural state. In recognition of the importance of agriculture to our economy, ceremonies recognizing Ag Day were held at the State Capitol March 19th. California has over 83,000 farms and ranches, 4 percent of the nation’s total. But we produce over one third of the country’s […]

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California Sends Message On Homelessness & Newsom

By   /  March 21, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Rachel Bluth -Sacramento, CA Proposition 1 was a major victory for Gov. Gavin Newsom. It was also a lesson and a warning. The $6.4 billion bond measure — which overhauls how the state addresses the overlapping crises of homelessness, drug addiction and untreated mental illness — passed late Wednesday by the thinnest of margins, barely 30,000 votes in […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -California’s Recreational Boating

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Summer is fast approaching, for many a time to take out the boat and head for the ocean, the nearest lake, or over to The River. But there’s more to boating than just recreation. The industry supports thousands of jobs, and has a major impact on our state’s overall economy.   […]

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Senator Brian Jones Working for You!

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

As Senate Minority Leader, I have the privilege of not only leading the Republican Caucus, but also helping shape policy by serving on three very important committees: As your State Senator, it is critical for me to hear about your views on all bills that are moving through the legislature, including the ones that I […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Women in Leadership

By   /  March 7, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -March is Women’s History Month, and it serves as an important reminder of the progress we’ve made in the past 100 years. In 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified granting women the right to vote nationally. California had granted women the right to vote in 1911, but it wasn’t until 1918 that the […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Healthcare Priorities

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – I am a strong advocate for expanded access to healthcare, including mental health and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatments.  These issues frequently come before the Assembly Health Committee, where I serve as Vice Chair. This session I introduced Assembly Bill 1944, which seeks to create a safe pathway for patients with rare […]

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Disaster Recovery Centers Opening in San Diego County

By   /  February 29, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

San Diego – The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), the County of San Diego and FEMA, along with state and local partners, will open Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in San Diego County starting Friday, March 1, 2024. These temporary facilities are set up to help survivors recover from the severe storm and flooding […]

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Senator Jones Calls Panera Bread’s Exemption To Minimum Wage Law “Crony Capitalism”

By   /  February 29, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –  Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to news reports that Panera Bread was exempted from California’s new $20-an-hour minimum wage hike for fast food chains because of their franchise owner’s connections and campaign contributions to Governor Newsom: “Panera couldn’t afford Democrat lawmakers’ $20 minimum wage requirement for fast […]

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