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Legislative Republicans, Taxpayer Advocates to Oppose ACA 1’s Attack on Prop. 13

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

California’s taxes and cost of living are already too high. The state shouldn’t make it easier for politicians to take even more. Sacramento, CA -Legislative Republicans will join taxpayer advocates for a press conference opposing Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1, Democrats’ attempt to weaken Prop. 13 by lowering the threshold to approve special taxes. Despite California having one […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Protecting Animals

By   /  August 14, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Ensuring the well-being of all animals is one of my big priorities. Over the years I have introduced and supported bills that provide funding to care for native wildlife, protect wild horses and burros, limit unnecessary animal testing, and many more. This session, I introduced AB 829, which is currently pending in […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Bipartisan Healthcare Legislation

By   /  August 7, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Bills that made it through the Senate and Assembly by the “House of Origin Deadline on June 2nd must pass a final floor vote by September 14, when we adjourn for the year. Approximately 1100 bills are currently pending in both houses and the Governor will have until October 14 to sign […]

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Assemblymember Maienschein – Watch The Latest Senior Scam Stopper Seminar

By   /  August 1, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Last Wednesday, I hosted a Senior Scam Stopper Seminar. In attendance were statewide experts from the California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation (DFPI), the California Department of Insurance (CDI), and the Contractors State Licensing Board (CLSB). For those of you who were able to attend, I hope you found the information presented to be […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Supporting Local Firefighters

By   /  July 28, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Local fire departments are essential for public safety. By responding rapidly to wildfires and other emergencies, they save countless lives. Ensuring they have the means to perform this critical task has been a big priority for me in Sacramento. Through recent budget cycles, I have obtained almost $14 million for fire agencies in […]

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Assemblymember Davies -Senate Bill 14 – Protecting California Families

By   /  July 28, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA -It’s been a whirlwind week in the Legislature, with consequential decisions at the forefront. In case you missed it – Senate Bill 14 was voted down in the Assembly Public Safety Committee. Senate Bill 14 aims to make human trafficking of minors a serious felony. You read that right – the Public Safety […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Preventing Child Trafficking

By   /  July 24, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Human trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing illicit industry, after drug trafficking. Worldwide, it’s estimated that there are over 40 million victims of human trafficking. 75% are women and girls, 25% are children. Recent studies indicate that San Diego County has become a human trafficking hub, and with up […]

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California Senate Republicans Blast Decision to Dump Sexually Violent Predator in Placer County

By   /  July 21, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Minority Leader Jones has been a strong critic of Liberty Healthcare, a contractor for the state’s SVP conditional release program Sacramento, CA -California Senate Republicans join Placer County District Attorney Morgan Gire in blasting a court decision authorizing state contractor Liberty Healthcare to dump sexually violent predator (SVP) William Robert Stephenson at an undisclosed location in Placer […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Businesses Are On The Hook, Again!

By   /  July 18, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -During the pandemic, the Employment Development Department (EDD) virtually collapsed, and legislative offices like mine stepped into the breach. My office alone handled over 3,000 unemployment cases. Solving that immediate crisis was critical for constituents needing their unemployment benefits, but the bill to cover those payments has come due. Twenty-two states, including […]

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California Senate -Major Victory for Child Sex Trafficking Victims as Assembly Committee Reverses Course and Passes SB 14

By   /  July 14, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento. CA – Legislative Republicans are celebrating a major victory for victims of sex trafficking as the California Assembly Public Safety Committee today passed Senate Bill 14 by Senator Shannon Grove that would make sex trafficking of minors a serious crime in California. Initially, Democrats in the Assembly Public Safety Committee blocked its passage on a 2-0 […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – CA’s New Budget – Some Positives

By   /  July 10, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – California’s $310.6 billion budget for the new Fiscal Year was approved in mid-June. Trailer bills that make specific funding allocations for state agencies and programs are receiving approval and in many cases are still under review. As often happens, politically expedient wants are often placed above essentials. For example, spending plans […]

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New Laws Go Into Effect In California

By   /  July 3, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Starting July 1, a handful of new laws go into effect in California include recognition of Juneteenth as an official state holiday, the Firearm Industry Responsibility Act, streamlining the construction of affordable housing, changes to the handling of criminal records and more. New laws in effect July 1. Juneteenth – Juneteenth will now be recognized […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Here to Serve

By   /  July 3, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – As the Assembly representative for the 75th District, which includes the eastern and northern two-thirds of San Diego County, I’m reaching out to let you know about the services available through my District Office (DO). My staff and I are honored and excited to represent you, and to provide any assistance […]

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Legislative Democrats Swerve around Opportunity to Provide Relief for Drivers

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

Sacramento, CA – Gas taxes are going up again on July 1, thanks to a six-year-old law Senate Bill 1 (2017) passed by legislative Democrats. Despite billions of dollars from SB 1 that were promised to fix California’s pesky potholes and dilapidated roads, the Golden State is in the top 10 states with the worst roads according to Consumer […]

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Two Senate Republicans Tapped for Key Infrastructure Committee 

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

Sacramento, CA –Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) have been appointed to the Senate Select Committee on Infrastructure Streamlining and Workforce Equity to hear a variety of issues, including CEQA reform which has long been advocated by Senate Republicans. The committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Thursday, June 29. “California Senate Republicans remain […]

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Senate Budget Vice Chair’s Statement on Latest Budget Bill

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

Sacramento, CA – Vice Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s and Capitol Democrats’ deal for a 2023-2024 state budget: “Twelve days ago, we passed a budget to meet a constitutional deadline and yet the majority party was still working out the agreement for what the budget […]

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Leader Jones’s Measure to Protect Human Trafficking Victims Unanimously Passes Key Committee 

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

Sacramento, CA –  Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) announced that his measure to protect human trafficking victims and make it easier to prosecute human trafficking perpetrators unanimously passed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee. “Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery,” said Leader Jones. “The evil people who buy and sell humans for […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Affordable Homeowners’ Insurance?

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -As Vice Chair of the Assembly Emergency Management Committee, I participated in a Joint Informational Hearing with the Assembly Insurance Committee on June 14. Discussions involved the current crisis facing the state’s insurance industry, specifically related to wildfires and the usefulness of Catastrophe Modeling to assess risks for homeowners. Catastrophe modeling is a […]

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Senator Jones’s Request To Audit Liberty Healthcare Unanimously Approved

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

The controversial state contractor has poorly overseen sexually violent predators for two decades Sacramento, CA -the Joint Legislative Audit Committee unanimously approved a request by Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) to audit Liberty Healthcare’s long-running exclusive contract to manage the Sexually Violent Predator Conditional Release Program (SVP CONREP) currently overseen by the […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Help For Rural California

By   /  June 19, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -The 75th Assembly District, which I am honored to represent in Sacramento, covers the largely rural eastern two-thirds of San Diego County, and is home to much of our agricultural areas and tribal governments. Unfortunately, much of that area lies within a Very High Fire Risk Severity zone and needs reliable, sustainable […]

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