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Assemblymember Waldron -Cut the Gas Tax Already

By   /  June 28, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -California still has the highest gasoline prices in the U.S. along with the highest gas taxes. Gasoline is averaging $6.40 per gallon across California, inflation is escalating, people are hurting. Immediate relief is needed, and the simplest, fastest remedy would be suspension of the gasoline tax at both federal and state levels. […]

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Assemblymember Waldron-Work on the Budget Continues

By   /  June 28, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — You may have heard the legislature passed the state budget for fiscal year 2022-23 in order to meet the legally required deadline on June 15th. But our work in the legislature is far from over.  Legislative leaders and the Governor continue to negotiate over spending billions of dollars, including their plans to give […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -More Effective Mental Health Treatment

By   /  June 21, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) is one of the most effective tools available for treating severely mentally ill persons. Legislation known as Laura’s Law was introduced in 2001 to make AOT available for persons who meet specified criteria for involuntary commitment, such as presenting a danger to themselves or others, or who are […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Dumping Ground for Sexually Violent Predators?

By   /  June 13, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -What happens to Sexually Violent Predators (SVPs) once they’ve served their sentences? Apparently, they get dumped in rural San Diego County. Rural areas lack resources to supervise conditionally released SVPs and guarantee public safety. In San Diego County, multiple SVPs have been placed in Jacumba Hot Springs, Campo and Boulevard, with proposed […]

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Assemblymember Waldron-Capitol Annex Project Update

By   /  June 6, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — California’s main Capitol building in Sacramento was completed in 1874. It is a historic treasure, but after World War II it became obvious it wasn’t large enough to handle the needs of our growing state. An annex attached to the Capitol was completed in 1952, and at approximately 325,000 square feet, […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Beating The Deadline

By   /  May 30, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – May 27th was the “House of Origin Deadline,” the final day for bills to pass out from the legislative house in which they were first introduced. Since this is the end of a two-year session, any bills that failed to pass by the deadline have died. I’m very happy two more of my […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Honoring The Fallen

By   /  May 30, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — Memorial Day is a solemn occasion to reflect on the service and sacrifice of the brave Americans who never made it home to their loved ones, to the country they fought for, in order to preserve the freedoms they would never again enjoy themselves.  As Americans, we understand service always entails sacrifice but […]

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Assembly member Waldron -Invest in Water Storage Now

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

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember —  Despite California being in the 3rd year of severe drought, there’s no urgency in the Governor’s May Revision to resolve our state’s persistent drought problems. In 2014, voters approved $2.7 billion for investments in water storage but not one project has begun construction and the legislature has refused to fast track these projects […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Californians Deserve Immediate Relief

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

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember —  California is projected to bring in $97.5 billion more tax revenue than expected.  But just today, the legislature failed to pass AB 2457, a bill I co-sponsored with my colleagues in the bipartisan California Problem Solvers Caucus to suspend the gas tax for a year and guarantee all the savings go directly to […]

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Assemblymember Waldron- Statement On Gas Tax Relief

By   /  May 25, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Valley Center – Today, Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R -Valley Center) issued her statement on the Democrat majority’s failure to support their own members in calling for immediate gas tax relief for hardworking Californians. “With our $97.5 billion surplus, there is no reason to reject bipartisan proposals by the Problem Solvers Caucus, in calling for immediate […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Taxed Enough?

By   /  May 23, 2022  /  State and National  /  1 Comment

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – On May 13 Governor Newsom released his “May Revise,” which updates the proposed budget he released in January. The state’s $301 billion budget, larger than most countries, contained a big surprise — our budget surplus has grown to $97.5 billion. California has some of the highest taxes in the United States, […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -During National Police Week, We Honor Our First Responders

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

Sacramento. CA — Every day, in communities across the country, people call on our nation’s police officers for help and every day, the men and women of law enforcement answer the call.  Unfortunately, far too often, the dangerous situations they bravely encounter lead to split-second decisions that have cost lives on both sides of the […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Homelessness Proven Solutions

By   /  May 16, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –California has 12% of the nation’s population, yet we have 30% of the nation’s homeless. This administration has spent $17 billion on the problem, but the homeless population has surged. Californians are fed up. There are solutions available, but current leadership won’t consider them. One thing is certain – throwing money at homelessness […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Statement on Governor Newsom’s May Budget Revise

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

Valley Center – Today, Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R -Valley Center) issued her response to Governor Newsom’s May Budget Revise. “The state has an unprecedented $97.5 billion surplus, resulting largely from over taxation,” she said. Californians are suffering from high grocery prices, sky-high gas prices, rising crime, unaffordable housing and utility costs, increases in homelessness and […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Immediate Relief at the Pump

By   /  May 9, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –The cost of gasoline continues to spiral out of control. Gas prices rose by 38% last year, fueling overall inflation, which rose by 7.9%. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that was the highest inflation rate in 40 years, and unfortunately, there is no end in sight. Californians need relief now. […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Real Relief At The Pump

By   /  May 2, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember —  It is obvious that Californians need relief from high gas prices now. Gas prices are a major driver of inflation – while the cost for all consumer items has risen by 7.9% in the last year, gas prices have jumped by 38%. Despite repeated efforts to suspend the state’s gas tax, the legislature […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Real Relief At The Pump

By   /  May 2, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember —  It is obvious that Californians need relief from high gas prices now. Gas prices are a major driver of inflation – while the cost for all consumer items has risen by 7.9% in the last year, gas prices have jumped by 38%. Despite repeated efforts to suspend the state’s gas tax, the legislature […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – A Busy Day In Health Committee

By   /  May 1, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –On April 26, due to time-consuming debates in previous sessions and untimely equipment failures, the Health Committee, which I serve as Vice Chair, dealt with 56 bills in a hearing that lasted well into the evening.  Several important pieces of legislation made it through the committee. Among these were two bills that […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Let’s Get To Planting

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

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — On April 29th, we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day. The holiday was created in Nebraska in 1872 as a day to plant trees. Many communities across the United States organize tree planting events to celebrate the occasion and support the environment. Arbor Day was adopted by the California Legislature […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Running Out of Water…and Time

By   /  April 25, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — California is now in the third year of a historic drought. January, February and March, normally California’s wettest months, were the driest in recorded history. The Drought Monitor Map, which provides some of the most up-to-date drought information for the state, shows San Diego and Riverside Counties as living under Moderate to Severe Drought. While personal water conservation may help our […]

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