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Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Reforming EDD

By   /  December 14, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA– Assemblymember Marie Waldron –With a new wave of COVID-19 restrictions from the Governor’s Office, many California businesses are once again forced to shutdown, putting thousands of employees out of work. Many of these Californians will be counting on benefits from the Employment Development Department (EDD) to help them pay their mortgage, rent, and buy food for their […]

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Senators Urge Governor to Reclassify California’s Restaurants as Essential Businesses

By   /  December 14, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) sent a letter signed by senators of both parties to Governor Gavin Newsom last Friday evening asking him to “reclassify restaurants as essential businesses, and adopt the industry’s protocols that would allow restaurants to operate safely.” The text of the letter is attached below. Click here to view the […]

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Senator Bates Co-authors “Keep California Working Act”

By   /  December 14, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

To Save Jobs and Small Businesses Sacramento, CA–Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced that she has co-authored the bipartisan “Keep California Working Act” that would provide $2.6 billion to help small businesses affected by COVID-19. “As we await the distribution of a vaccine and more aid from the federal government, the Legislature must do more to […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Organizational Session 2021-2020

By   /  December 10, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — The organizational session for the 2021-2022 State Assembly convened in Sacramento. But this year, things looked a lot different than normal. While the significance of the day did not change, for the first time since 1907 the ceremony was not held at the State Capitol building. Instead, due to COVID restrictions, the swearing-in […]

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Senator Bates Co-Authors Bill -Protect EDD Applicants From Identity Theft

By   /  December 10, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA– Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced that she has co-authored bipartisan legislation this week to protect Californians applying for unemployment benefits from identity theft. Senate Bill 58 would require the Employment Development Department (EDD) to end immediately the practice of including full Social Security numbers on its most frequently mailed documents. Senators Scott Wilk […]

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Senator Jones Coauthors COVID Relief Bill Package

By   /  December 10, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Bills aimed at assisting struggling Californians and controlling the Governor’s overreach El Cajon – Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) announced today that he has coauthored three legislative measures by Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) aimed at assisting California workers, business owners, parents, and students as well as placing some checks on Governor Newsom’s state of emergency powers during […]

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Senator Bates & Senator Neilson Op-Ed

By   /  December 7, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

“California Tax Dollars Must Not Fund Padilla’s Illegal Contract With Partisan Firm”The Sacramento Bee published an op-ed from Senators Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) yesterday calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to send $35 million to local elections officials as written in state law, not to a partisan political firm as demanded by Secretary of […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – New Session Amid COVID

By   /  December 7, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –On December 7th, the organizational session for the State Assembly’s 2021-2022 convened in Sacramento. But this year, things looked a lot different than normal.  Though a few bills were introduced, the Speaker and other Assembly officers were sworn in, and resolutions related to operating the House were adopted, the event was not […]

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Senate Republican Leader Welcomes First Republican Latina Senator To Caucus

By   /  December 7, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) proudly welcomed Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa), the first Republican Latina elected to the California Senate Republican Caucus. Senator Ochoa Bogh represents California 23rd Senate District which covers portions of Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles counties Senator Ochoa Bogh joined Senator Brian Dahle (R-Bieber) and Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) who […]

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Jones’ Senate Fellow Starts Today

By   /  December 7, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Brixton Layne begins one-year fellowship in State Capitol Sacramento, CA – State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) announced that Brixton Layne started today as a Senate Fellow in his Capitol Office. “Brixton brings a diverse background and wide variety of experiences to our team,” said Senator Jones. “He was raised in the farming community of Sanger in […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Bill Will Require Timely EDD Responses On Unemployment Claims

By   /  December 7, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Today Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron is introducing legislation imposing deadlines on EDD claims to ensure claimants are given decisions on the outcome of their claims in a timely manner.  “Too many people are left without any information or decision about their claims and have waited months in vain,” Waldron said. […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Power Shutoff Resources

By   /  December 3, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember –Due to high Santa Ana winds, a red flag warning, and increased risk of wildfires, San Diego Gas & Electric has implemented public safety power shutoffs across the 75th Assembly District. These shutoffs include areas in Valley Center, Escondido, San Marcos, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Vista, Pala, Rainbow, and Palomar Mountain. To see the status of your neighborhood, and […]

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Senate Republican Leader Grove Demands Transparency As Newsom Orders Regional Shutdowns

By   /  December 3, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Newsom Administration Needs to Release Data on Mental Health of Californians Sacramento, CA — Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove(R-Bakersfield) recently delivered two letters to Governor Newsom requesting he make fundamental adjustments to the existing Blueprint for a Safer Economy and provide imperative data relating to mental health statistics, the achievement gap, domestic violence, and child abuse since the […]

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Assemblymember Waldron New Small Business Grants

By   /  December 1, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –In the last legislative session, I was proud to support SB 1447 providing tax credits for businesses that hire new employees. Today, I am excited to announce that as a result of that bill, California’s $100 million Main Street Hiring Tax Credit is now available! Starting today, December 1st, small business owners can request their credit […]

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Giving Tuesday – California Lions Foundation Holiday Food Bank Request

By   /  November 30, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Where There’s a Need, There’s a LION! For most people Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season is about food and family sitting around a table with the one we love enjoying turkey, mashed potatoes, casserole, and pie. However, as you know, our fellow Californians have been hit by devastating fires, and the COVID-19 pandemic, which are […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Support Our Small Businesses

By   /  November 29, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –November 28, Is ‘Small Business Saturday,’ a day to patronize local small businesses. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. Without them, our state and national economies will never recover. My husband and I have owned our own small business for over 25 years, I know how hard it is to […]

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Senator Jones Invites You To Virtual Holiday Open House

By   /  November 23, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Senator Brian Jones to host a virtual Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 9,2020 for 5 to 8 pm. Senator Brian W. Jones is Chair of the Senate Republican Caucus and was elected to the California State Senate in 2018 representing the 38th Senate District which includes Alpine‚ Escondido‚ Lemon Grove‚ El Cajon‚ La Mesa‚ […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Does California Owe You Money?

By   /  November 19, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — The state could owe you money. The holiday season is fast approaching and many are suffering from severe economic distress resulting from the COVID-19 shutdowns, so take a few minutes to see if you have some money coming to you. The State of California is sitting on almost $10 billion in […]

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Get Covered With Health Insurance in 2021

By   /  November 19, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Covered California is urging people to “get covered and stay covered” during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, not only with masks to fight against the pandemic, but also with quality health care coverage. Open enrollment is underway right now, and during these trying times, having a health plan you can count on is more important than […]

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Assemblymember Waldron New Legislative Session

By   /  November 16, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — The Legislature will open on December 7th with the swearing in of all members and start the 2021-2022 session. Though a few bills are likely to introduced, the day is largely ceremonial, and the new session will begin in earnest on January 6th. Next year my priorities will continue to be […]

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