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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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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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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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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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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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Assemblymember Waldron -No More SVPs For Rural San Diego County

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – The placement of Sexually Violent Predators (SVPs) in rural areas of California, including San Diego County, is an ongoing problem. Since the 75th Assembly District covers most of rural northern and eastern San Diego County, I am very pleased to join Senator Brian Jones (R – San Diego) as co-author of Senate […]

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Assemblymember Waldron-Red for Women’s Heart Health

By   /  February 6, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -February is American Heart Month, and this year February 2nd was National Wear Red for Women Day, which encourages people to wear red to help raise awareness about cardiovascular diseases. This year the Legislative Women’s Caucus has again supported a Senate Concurrent Resolution to recognize women’s heart health in the month of February. […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron Announces Expanded Right to Try legislation

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

Sacramento, CA – Monday, Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R – Valley Center) introduced AB 1944, legislation to allow patients with rare and ultra-rare diseases to work with their doctors to seek cutting-edge individualized treatments. Rapid advances in medical innovation enable researchers to design treatments specifically tailored to individual patients based on their genetic information. Sadly, many […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Mental Health Priorities

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -In 1967, many state hospitals serving persons with mental illnesses were closed, but local programs to address their needs were inadequate. In 1991, oversight of mental healthcare was placed under county control, but by 2004 it was evident that this realignment hadn’t improved the situation. In 2004 voters approved Proposition 63, the […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Preparing for Wildfires

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – I recently joined several legislators to tour the site of the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire disaster in 100 years, which stuck much of Butte County in 2018. The fire resulted in 85 deaths, covered almost 240 square miles, and almost totally destroyed the towns of Paradise, Concow and other communities. […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Supporting California’s Native Wildlife

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – I introduced AB 1031 in 2017 to establish the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund. The legislation allows taxpayers filing their returns to voluntarily ‘check off’ a specified amount to fund wildlife rescue organizations throughout the state. However, since the program expires this year, last week I introduced AB […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Economic Report Card

By   /  January 4, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – I have operated my own small business for 30 years, and eliminating burdensome regulations that get in the way of business formation and success were major reasons I first ran for public office. These efforts have continued throughout my time in the Legislature, and I am very proud that my voting […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -New Laws for 2024

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Bills passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor usually go into effect January 1st of the following year. Here are just a few: Business-related laws  Firearms-related laws Criminal penalties Others For better or worse, these are just a few new laws for 2024. The Legislature returns to Sacramento January 3rd — […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -An Environmental Disaster

By   /  December 11, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron A study by the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission shows that 35 billion gallons of toxic waste water has flowed across the border through the Tijuana River this year; and more than 100 billion gallons since 2018. Local beaches were forced to close and local businesses and tourism have taken major […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Knowledge Saves Lives

By   /  December 4, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – As Vice Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, I do all I can to ensure that California remains at the forefront in combatting serious threats to public health. Raising awareness about diseases, preventing their spread and providing information about treatments can be critical. That’s why I strongly support World AIDS Day 35, […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Homelessness in CA

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -California has almost one-third of the nation’s homeless population despite having only 12% of the U.S. population.  In recent years, we have thrown $20 billion at the problem, yet homelessness is growing. In fact, it’s gotten so much worse that we have become a national embarrassment. Nationwide, this is not the case. For […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Hot Topics??

By   /  November 20, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron Constituent input is very important to me as I serve as your representative in Sacramento. Your opinions and suggestions help guide my decision making process on legislation and policy priorities that come before me on the Assembly floor. With over 39 million people, California is the nation’s most populous state. Just one […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Reining In Theft

By   /  November 6, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -California department stores have been raided by people walking out with thousands of dollars in stolen goods. Los Angeles County, the Central Valley and the Bay Area have been the most impacted, though it’s affecting the entire state. Why is this happening, what can be done? One of the major contributing causes appears […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – The Legislature adjourned September 14th, and the Governor had until October 14th to sign or veto all legislation. Of the 2,668 bills introduced, 1,046 made it to his desk. He signed 890 and vetoed 156. Many of the bills he signed will have significant impacts, though they received little public attention. Among […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -The bipartisan California Legislative Women’s Caucus (LWC) was formed in 1985 by nine Democrats and six Republicans. Today, 50 of the Legislature’s 120 members are women — the Caucus now includes 18 Senators (15 Democrats and three Republicans) and 32 Assemblymembers (27 Democrats and five Republicans). Reducing barriers that prevent wealth creation […]

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