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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 – 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 -Missing and Murdered People

By   /  February 19, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – San Diego County’s tribal communities are all located within the 75th Assembly District – we have more sovereign tribal governments than any county in the nation. Their safety, security and prosperity are very important to me, and for our region. That’s why the second annual Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) summit, […]

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Assemblymember Waldron Humane Help for Homeless

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Surveys indicate that 70% of Californians see homelessness as a big problem. That’s understandable since almost one half of all unsheltered homeless persons live in California, though we have only about 12% of the nation’s total population. Over the past three years, our homeless population increased by over 22,000 persons, to […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -2023 District Office Update

By   /  December 29, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Navigating the state’s bureaucracy, even figuring out which agency to contact, can be a big headache. Pointing constituents in the right direction and assisting with state-related issues is an important function of my District Office (DO). During 2023, we were able to help over 400 district residents resolve issues involving state […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Fiscal Responsibility?

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Two years ago, California had a surplus of almost $100 billion — no state in history had ever amassed such a huge surplus. But we spent that money on things like high speed rail, billions to solve homelessness that only got worse, and at least $30 billion in fraudulent unemployment claims. […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Why Do We Still Fall Back And Spring Forward?

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – In 2018, 60% of California’s voters supported Proposition 7, which was aimed at eliminating the bi-annual ritual of moving clocks back in the fall and forward in the spring. Daylight saving time was first imposed as a temporary energy saving measure during World War I, and was re-instated during World War […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -We Have Adjourned

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -The Legislature adjourned September 14th. We will reconvene for the second half of the 2023 – 2024 session January 3rd. Several of my bills received final legislative approval last week. These include AB 1233, to help reduce opioid-related deaths in tribal communities by mandating assistance to tribal governments applying for naloxone and […]

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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Assemblymember Waldron – Assembly Nonprofit of the Year

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -On June 7, California’s annual Nonprofits Day ceremony was held on the South Lawn of the State Capitol. The ceremony salutes nonprofits that do so much to improve our communities and enhance our lives. This year, 113 nonprofits from throughout California were honored. For a full list of honorees by region, please […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Advancing Important Legislation

By   /  June 5, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – This year, the “House of Origin Deadline” was June 2nd, the final day for bills to pass the house in which they were first introduced. Any bills that failed to pass by the deadline have died. Legislation that made it through included AB 1741, which I introduced to help solve the shortage […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -It’s Always Wildfire Season

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron-May was Wildfire Preparedness Month, with the danger of wildfires increasing as we head into summer. Last winter’s record rainfall generated a massive amount of fuel throughout California, and San Diego County is no exception. Drive down almost any road in the backcountry and you’ll see overgrown and increasingly dry vegetation everyplace you […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -San Diego County Is Wine Country

By   /  May 22, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Last week was Wine Week in San Diego County, a celebration of the contributions our local vintners make to our economy and lifestyle. As a member of the Assembly Select Committee on Wine, I do all I can to support this vital part of San Diego’s agricultural industry, sustaining San Diego County’s […]

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