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Assemblymember Waldron -Announces First-Of-Its-Kind Health Care Access

By   /  February 2, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Last week, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced California has received approval from the federal government to become the first state in the nation to allow specific physical and behavioral health care services for people incarcerated in state prisons to access California’s Medi-Cal system 90 days prior to their […]

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Senator Nguyen’s Measure Increases Accountability In Early Prisoner Release Programs

By   /  February 2, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Following tragic murder of Selma police officer Gonzalo Carrasco Jr., Senate Minority Caucus Chair Janet Nguyen doubles down on effort to fix broken program. Sacramento, CA -Saying there is an “urgent and immediate” need to bring accountability for California’s early release of prisoners, Senate Minority Caucus Chair Janet Nguyen (R-Huntington Beach) will introduce legislation that would require […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Water, Water, Everywhere

By   /  January 30, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -In 2014 voters approved a $7.5 billion water bond, which included $2.7 billion for construction of new dams and reservoirs. Unfortunately, few projects are underway, or even being planned.  Our largest dams and reservoirs were built before 1979, most between 1945 and 1968, when our population was less than half its current […]

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California Senate Republicans Urge Immediate Action to Alleviate Costs of Rising Natural Gas Prices

By   /  January 30, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – For months California families have seen their natural gas bills dramatically rising. This month, those bills shockingly skyrocketed due to higher demand and tighter supplies for natural gas on the West Coast. Utility bills already strain the budgets of many struggling Californians who are dealing with the high costs of living in this state, […]

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California Senate Announces Robust 2023 Legislative Priorities

By   /  January 26, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA -California Senate Republicans Announce Robust 2023 Legislative Priorities to Fix California. Joined by California families, homeless advocates, and small business owners who have been severely impacted by Sacramento Democrats’ misguided policies, Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus announced their legislative priorities which aim to cut […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Committee Assignments For 2023

By   /  January 23, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Most business of the Legislature is conducted by committees. Committees have jurisdiction over specific policy areas, and usually have a Democratic chair and Republican vice chair. Most legislation must pass several committees before a final vote on the Assembly floor. This session, Assembly Speaker Rendon has appointed me to six standing […]

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California Senate Republicans Outline 2023 Legislative Priorities

By   /  January 23, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Cut Costs, ACT on Homelessness, Tackle Crime, and More Sacramento, CA –Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus will hold a press conference to unveil their 2023 legislative priorities to fix California.  WHO:    WHAT:   California Senate Republicans will hold a press conference to announce legislative priorities to act […]

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Leader Jones Chairwoman Nguyen’s Joint Statement on Lunar New Year Mass Shooting in Monterey Park

By   /  January 23, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and Senate Minority Caucus Chairwoman Janet Nguyen (R-Huntington Beach) issued the following statement:  “In what should have been a weekend filled with smiles and laughter for the Lunar New Year, we are now mourning a senseless tragedy. “The California Senate Republican Caucus is praying for the families, victims, and […]

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Senate Minority Leader Jones Announces Deactivation of TikTok Accounts Amid National Security Concerns

By   /  January 20, 2023  /  State and National  /  1 Comment

Sacramento, CA –  Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and members of his California Senate Republican Caucus today announced the deactivation of the leader’s TikTok account as well as the TikTok account used by the caucus. Top national security officials in the Biden Administration are sounding the alarm about TikTok and its China-based parent […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -California’s Budget – The Debate Begins

By   /  January 16, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron Last week, the Governor introduced his proposed budget for the coming Fiscal Year. The final budget must be approved by the Legislature no later than June 15th, and must be signed into law by June 30th. The new 2023-2024 Fiscal Year begins July 1st. Budget bright spots include funding for mental health […]

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Republicans React: 2023-24 Proposed Budget is Not Sustainable

By   /  January 13, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA -Senate Budget Vice Chair, Senator Roger Niello (R-Fair Oaks) and Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) react to the announcement of Governor Newsom’s 2023-24 proposed budget today.   “California’s assumption of unending higher revenue, combined with overspending on misguided priorities, led the state down the path to the deficit we have today. And this is […]

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First Vietnamese American Senator Selected as California Senate Minority Caucus Chair

By   /  January 13, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

First Vietnamese American Senator Janet Nguyen Selected as California Senate Minority Caucus Chair Sacramento, CA –  Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) announced that the California Senate Republican Caucus has unanimously selected Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Huntington Beach) to serve as the California Senate Minority Caucus Chair.   “Janet has my full support as the new Caucus Chair,” said […]

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California Senate Republicans Outline Critical Budget Priorities to Fix California

By   /  January 9, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA -With the state facing a massive budget shortfall of $25 billion, members of the California Senate Republican Caucus want to ensure that the 2023-2024 budget proposal is focused on ‘spending smarter instead of spending more’ without negatively impacting California families. Senate Republican Budget Committee Vice-Chair Roger Niello (R-Fair Oaks) and Senate Minority Leader Brian Jones (R-San Diego) delivered a budget […]

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Top 10 Failures of Governor Newsom As Second Term Begins

By   /  January 9, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA -With the inauguration of Governor Gavin Newsom’s second term to take place this morning, the California Senate Republican Caucus shares a list of the governor’s top 10 failures that have impacted families under his dismal leadership.  Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) released the following statement:  “The governor of a state with […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Legislative Priorities for 2023

By   /  December 29, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -California is increasingly unaffordable. We have the nation’s most expensive housing and the highest energy costs.  We must reform policies that increase costs and impose burdensome fees on every home built, including rental units, making it difficult or impossible to find a place for many to live. State energy policies that drive up […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -A Beautiful Capitol Christmas Tradition

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron Holiday celebrations began in the State Capitol in1869. Though the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington DC is well-known, many may not be aware that a similar ceremony continues to take place each December in Sacramento at our State Capitol. Past Governors decorated the Capitol with wreaths and their offices with […]

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HUD Report Echoes Need For California Senate Republican Measure To ACT On Homelessness

By   /  December 22, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento. CA – The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released its annual Homelessness Assessment Report which once again shows how poorly California is handling the homelessness crisis under one-party rule. California accounts for half of all unsheltered people in the country, one third of the nation’s total homeless population, and had the […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – New Laws for the New Year

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Bills passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor usually go into effect on January 1st of the following year. For better or worse, here are just a few new laws that go into effect New Year’s Day: Laws impacting businesses include an increase in the minimum wage to $15 per […]

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Senator Jones December Newsletter

By   /  December 15, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Dear Friends‚ Happy December! First and foremost‚ thank you to the voters of Senate District 40 for re-electing me as your State Senator. I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to continue representing our community in Sacramento. During this holiday season‚ Team Jones has been busy recognizing outstanding community members and volunteering around the […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Back To Sacramento

By   /  December 12, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – On December 5th the Legislature met for a formal organizational session. The main purpose was to swear in members for the 2023-2024 session, which reconvenes on January 4 th . Despite the day’s formalities, my Caucus introduced a package of bills to address many significant problems that are affecting all Californians. […]

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