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Newsom’s Budget May Revision Is Balanced On Hopes And Prayers

By   /  May 14, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Californians deserve to have a balanced budget Sacramento, CA – Over the past two budget cycles, Governor Newsom has blown through a $100 billion surplus, creating a budget deficit of $73 billion. To address this shortfall, the governor has proposed balancing the state’s budget primarily with cash transfers, gimmicks and tricks, which will set California […]

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Senate Republicans Highlight Measures In Fight To Fix California 

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

Sacramento, CA – In anticipation of several important measures that will be heard this week and throughout the month of April, California Senate Republicans have released a video to reaffirm their commitment to Fix California, outlining a list of 2024 legislative proposals that focus on lowering living costs, tackling crime, acting on homelessness, and investing in students. […]

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Price Increase -Fast Food Chain As Wage Hike Starts Today

By   /  April 2, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Get ready for price increases at your favorite fast food chain as wage hike starts today Sacramento, CA – This is not an April Fools’ joke. Restaurant operators and job creators have been raising the red flag for months, as they are concerned with the negative impact of the minimum wage hike. Capitol Democrats pushed […]

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California Senate Democrats: Locking Up Deodorant, Unlocking Crime

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

Senate Democrats reject Republican Amendment on Felony Theft, Siding with Career Criminals Yet Again  Sacramento, CA- Once again, California Senate Republicans offered Senate Democrats a critical lifeline to restoring some accountability to this state, and once again, to no surprise, they rejected our amendment that would have held repeat retail theft criminals accountable for their crimes. “Welcome […]

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Senate Republican Caucus Stands as Allies with the Jewish Caucus

By   /  January 23, 2024  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –  Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus responded to a letter from the California Legislative Jewish Caucus sent earlier this month. In their letter, Republican Senators expressed their unwavering support for and solidarity with the Jewish community while condemning Hamas’ continued attacks on Israel and rising antisemitism against […]

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California Senate Republicans Urge Early Action to Address State’s $68 Billion Deficit

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

Failure to Act Could Result in Increased Future Budget Instability Sacramento, CA – With California facing a massive $68 billion deficit, Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and Senate Budget Vice Chair Roger Niello (R-Fair Oaks) are urging the governor to act early to address the state’s worsening fiscal condition. In a letter today to the governor, they explained, […]

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Progressive Democrats’ Bad Crime Reform Results in Emboldened Criminals, Lawlessness

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

Leader Jones Nicknames California as ‘CRIMEafornia’ Sacramento, CA – In the face of progressive Democrats’ intransigence in dealing with the problems created by Proposition 47, California Senate Republicans delivered a letter requesting the Little Hoover Commission (LHC) to study the problem of rampant retail theft in California, how Prop. 47 (2014) enables it, and provide recommended solutions. The LHC […]

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New Report Projects Massive $68 Billion Deficit Under One-Party Rule   

By   /  December 7, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA -The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) announced this morning that California has a projected $68 billion budget deficit through the next fiscal year, a sharp but entirely predictable turnaround from surpluses Governor Newsom bragged about just last year. This deficit will have significant consequences for education funding and other programs, as economic reality brings legislative […]

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California Senate Republican Caucus Issues Statement of Support for Israel

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

Sacrament, CA -The California Senate Republican Caucus issued the following statement in support of Israel: “Over the weekend, on the major Jewish holiday Simchat Torah and the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, Hamas terrorists invaded Israel, killing over 900 people and taking at least 130 civilians hostage, including women, children, elderly, and young people at a […]

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California Senate Democrats Reject Measure To Lower Price Of Gas By $1 A Gallon 

By   /  September 18, 2023  /  State and National  /  1 Comment

Sacramento, CA — With gas prices creeping close to $5.50 for a gallon of regular gasoline in California, today Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-Huntington Beach) pushed for an amendment to suspend the state’s gas taxes and fees for one year, which would lower gas prices by $1 per gallon. Senator Nguyen’s action today comes the same day residents of another state had their gas prices […]

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California Senate Republicans Battle Democrat Lawmakers’ Attempts to Raise Taxes and Undermine Prop. 13

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

Californians Cannot Afford ACA 1 and ACA 13 Sacramento, CA -Today California Senate Republicans voted in opposition to Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1 and Assembly Constitutional Amendment 13, which both undermine critical taxpayer protections in place. For more than 40 years, Proposition 13 has protected taxpayers from the insatiable appetite Democrat politicians have for taxing and spending. Prop 13 […]

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Senator Grove’s Human Trafficking Bill Passes Assembly Appropriations Committee

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

Sacramento, CA – Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) released the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill 14 from the Assembly Appropriations Committee with minor amendments. “I want to thank the Assembly Appropriations Committee members who stood today in defense of the victims of child sex trafficking and voted to let SB 14 out of committee. This bill […]

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California Senate Republicans Urge Insurance Commissioner Lara – Address Growing Homeowners’ Insurance Crisis

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

Sacramento, CA – California Senate Republicans delivered an urgent letter to Insurance Commission Ricardo Lara requesting that he take action to fix the state’s broken homeowners’ insurance market. Commissioner Lara is responsible for regulating the industry. Over the past year, three major insurance companies have exited the state, and since then, two smaller companies also have announced they […]

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Human Trafficking Bill Placed on Suspense

By   /  August 17, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) announced her bill Senate Bill 14 was moved to the Assembly Appropriations Committee’s suspense file. SB 14 would include sex trafficking of minors in the list of crimes that are defined as serious under California law, making the crime a strike under the Three Strikes law. The Appropriations suspense […]

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California Senate Republicans Blast Decision to Dump Sexually Violent Predator in Placer County

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

Minority Leader Jones has been a strong critic of Liberty Healthcare, a contractor for the state’s SVP conditional release program Sacramento, CA -California Senate Republicans join Placer County District Attorney Morgan Gire in blasting a court decision authorizing state contractor Liberty Healthcare to dump sexually violent predator (SVP) William Robert Stephenson at an undisclosed location in Placer […]

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California Senate -Major Victory for Child Sex Trafficking Victims as Assembly Committee Reverses Course and Passes SB 14

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

Sacramento. CA – Legislative Republicans are celebrating a major victory for victims of sex trafficking as the California Assembly Public Safety Committee today passed Senate Bill 14 by Senator Shannon Grove that would make sex trafficking of minors a serious crime in California. Initially, Democrats in the Assembly Public Safety Committee blocked its passage on a 2-0 […]

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Legislative Democrats Swerve around Opportunity to Provide Relief for Drivers

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

Sacramento, CA – Gas taxes are going up again on July 1, thanks to a six-year-old law Senate Bill 1 (2017) passed by legislative Democrats. Despite billions of dollars from SB 1 that were promised to fix California’s pesky potholes and dilapidated roads, the Golden State is in the top 10 states with the worst roads according to Consumer […]

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Senator Grove’s Human Trafficking Bill Passed Senate Floor Unanimously

By   /  May 25, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) announced that her bipartisan legislation Senate Bill 14 to address the crime of human trafficking in California unanimously passed the Senate Floor today. SB 14 is a measure that would add human trafficking of a minor to the list of felony crimes that are defined as serious, making it a […]

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Senate Republican Budget Vice Chair Roger Niello Responds to Governor’s 2023-2024 May Revise  

By   /  May 15, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senator Roger Niello (R-Fair Oaks), Vice Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s 2023-2024 $306 billion state budget which he released today during his May Revise announcement: “Governor Newsom pointed out numerous economic uncertainties, but he is still assuming no recession. Senate Republicans hope he is […]

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California Senate Democrats Approve Resolution Recognizing Fentanyl Crisis But Fails to Tackle It

By   /  May 8, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA -Choosing optics over action on measures that would hold deadly drug dealers accountable, California Senate Democrats supported Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 39 today just days after rejecting several measures to tackle the fentanyl crisis. Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus called out the clear hypocrisy, pointing out […]

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