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Assemblymember Waldron – Costly Golden State

By   /  October 3, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – As any Economics 101 student knows, when the federal government creates billions/trillions of dollars out of thin air, the result is massive inflation. That inflation has now reached a 40-year high, and those with low and moderate incomes are bearing the heaviest burden. Even so, Californians pay more. Compared to national […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Preventing Suicide

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -In 2020, there were just under 46,000 suicides in the United States, making it the nation’s 12th-leading cause of death. California’s suicide rate is 10.7 per 100,000, compared to 13.4 nationally. Suicide rates across the United States have been increasing, and are now double homicide rates. Obviously, more can be done to […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -In Case You Missed It

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Legislation in Sacramento often flies under the radar. Here are a few bills you may have missed that made it through, along with some that didn’t: Bills forwarded to the Governor that remain unsigned as of this writing include AB 2188, prohibiting employers from terminating or refusing to hire persons using cannabis […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Saving Lives, Reducing Crime

By   /  September 12, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –In 2011, federal courts ruled that California prisons were overcrowded — populations had to be reduced. As a result, Assembly Bill 109 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The state’s prison system was “realigned,” meaning the responsibility to incarcerate, monitor and track lower-level offenders would now rest with the counties, […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Secures $10 Million For Substance Use Treatment Grant Program

By   /  September 8, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Valley Center – Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R-Valley Center) acquired $10 million in the state budget to fund the Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) grant program for counties to reduce fatal overdoses of incarcerated individuals in county jails or under supervised release in the community.  MAT is clinically effective in treating substance use, including opioid and alcohol […]

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Assemblymember Waldron We’ve Adjourned

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –The 2021-2022 legislative session is history — we adjourned around 1:30 a.m. on September 1st. As usual, some of the most significant legislation was delayed until the last days, with votes sometimes occurring late at night and in the wee hours of the morning. In light of continuing attempts to place Sexually […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

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

State Assemblymember Marie Waldron–California is set to have a late summer heat wave that is expected to peak this Labor Day weekend. It’s important to stay cool and follow summer safety tips. Never leave children or pets in a hot car – if you see a child left alone in a hot car, call 911 […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Restoring California’s Failing Mental Health Programs

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –California’s mental health system is struggling to keep up with demand.  Those seriously in need of treatment are trapped in a rotating cycle that takes them from living on the street, to the emergency room, sometimes to jail, then back to the street. Since more serious cases get the most attention, people […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Creating Water Storage For Our State

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

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — California is once again in a serious drought, the second in a decade. This is a recurring problem in the arid West, but even in dry periods, we should have enough water to meet our needs. Voters understood that in 2014 when they approved a $7.5 billion water bond, which included $2.7 billion […]

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Assemblymember Waldron –Supporting Veterans

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

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — Our veterans have never failed us, but sometimes we fail them. Adrian Darren Bonar, a U.S. Army Veteran, is a tragic example.  After serving three tours of duty in Iraq, he returned home to North County suffering from PTSD.  But due to poor consistency of local treatment services; turning to drugs, he was […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Supporting Local Law Enforcement

By   /  August 4, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes the partnership between law enforcement and the neighborhoods they serve. This week, residents in several cities throughout our district had the opportunity to meet the men and women behind the badge and the Crime Prevention Specialists that work tirelessly to keep our communities […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – More Work To Do

By   /  August 4, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –We’re in the last month of a two-year legislative session. During August, we’ll be voting on approximately 1,200 bills, over 500 in the Assembly and about 700 in the Senate. These include my AB 2768, which addresses the critical shortage of psychiatric beds by leading to the development of a real-time, internet-based […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Supporting Local Fire Departments & Spending Taxpayer Dollars Wisely

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

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — Our local fire departments are essential for public safety, responding to the ever-present threat of wildfires, along with other life threatening emergencies like automobile accidents and heart attacks. Once again this year, I’m very happy that my efforts to obtain funding for local fire departments in our region have succeeded. During the budgeting […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – $8 Million In Funding For Deer Springs Fire Protection District

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron announces $8 million in funding for the Deer Springs Fire Protection District Escondido, CA – Yesterday, Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R -Valley Center) announced that she has secured $8 million in state funding for the Deer Springs Fire Protection District. The funds will be used to build a new permanent facility near the […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Don’t Crash the Economy

By   /  July 23, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Supply chain problems have been negatively impacting California and the rest of the nation for months. Look at any new car lot and you see the lack of inventory. Even buying products at the store is difficult.  A big part of the problem has been the backup caused by the lack […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Equity for Tribal Firefighters

By   /  July 18, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –Tribal fire departments are an integral part of California’s wildfire defense. The growing cooperation between Cal Fire, and local and tribal fire departments throughout California is testimony to the dedication of our first responders who safeguard our lives and our homes every day. San Diego County has 18 Indian Reservations, more than […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Budget Bright Spots

By   /  July 11, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Last week, the Governor and his Supermajority allies in the Legislature agreed on final budget trailer bills for the new Fiscal Year. Spending will reach a record $307 billion. While I have concerns about many of the budget’s priorities, there is some good news. Bright spots include increased funding for education. […]

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Peter Pupping Band Live in Concert, July 9

By   /  July 7, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Saturday, July 9, 2022 , 7:30pm San Diego Folk Heritage presents​The Peter Pupping Band WithJeff Basile – bass, Sidd Basile – trumpetRoy Gonzales – percussionOpening for the quartet –Kenneth Bender – Spanish guitarPilgrim United Church of Christ 2020 Chestnut Ave. Carlsbad, CA 92008Tickets & description: https://sdfolkheritage.org GuitarSounds 1732 Red Bard Rd, Encinitas, CA 92

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Assemblymember Waldron -A Bad Deal for California

By   /  July 7, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember — Last week, the state budget was finalized, including proposed spending of a record $307 billion. Despite a record-high surplus of $97 billion, unfortunately the deal doesn’t mean permanent tax relief anytime soon.  The state now plans to spend $17 billion to send rebates of up to $1050 per family, which isn’t even enough […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Another Problem for Agriculture

By   /  July 7, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron–California agriculture produces one-third of the country’s vegetables, two-thirds of its fruits and nuts, and generates around $50 billion in annual revenue. We are the nation’s breadbasket, and we help feed much of the world by exporting over $20 billion in agricultural commodities every year. According to the San Diego County Farm Bureau, […]

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