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California Senate Republicans Urge Immediate Action to Alleviate Costs of Rising Natural Gas Prices

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

Sacramento, CA – For months California families have seen their natural gas bills dramatically rising. This month, those bills shockingly skyrocketed due to higher demand and tighter supplies for natural gas on the West Coast. Utility bills already strain the budgets of many struggling Californians who are dealing with the high costs of living in this state, […]

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California Senate Announces Robust 2023 Legislative Priorities

By   /  January 26, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA -California Senate Republicans Announce Robust 2023 Legislative Priorities to Fix California. Joined by California families, homeless advocates, and small business owners who have been severely impacted by Sacramento Democrats’ misguided policies, Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus announced their legislative priorities which aim to cut […]

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Leader Jones Chairwoman Nguyen’s Joint Statement on Lunar New Year Mass Shooting in Monterey Park

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

Sacramento, CA – Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and Senate Minority Caucus Chairwoman Janet Nguyen (R-Huntington Beach) issued the following statement:  “In what should have been a weekend filled with smiles and laughter for the Lunar New Year, we are now mourning a senseless tragedy. “The California Senate Republican Caucus is praying for the families, victims, and […]

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First Vietnamese American Senator Selected as California Senate Minority Caucus Chair

By   /  January 13, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

First Vietnamese American Senator Janet Nguyen Selected as California Senate Minority Caucus Chair Sacramento, CA –  Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) announced that the California Senate Republican Caucus has unanimously selected Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Huntington Beach) to serve as the California Senate Minority Caucus Chair.   “Janet has my full support as the new Caucus Chair,” said […]

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HUD Report Echoes Need For California Senate Republican Measure To ACT On Homelessness

By   /  December 22, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento. CA – The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released its annual Homelessness Assessment Report which once again shows how poorly California is handling the homelessness crisis under one-party rule. California accounts for half of all unsheltered people in the country, one third of the nation’s total homeless population, and had the […]

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Wilk Responds to Newsom’s Admission “Lack Of Performance ” On Homelessness

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

Sacramento, CA -Today, Governor Newsom admitted his ‘lack of performance’ on homelessness and declared that he is hitting the pause button on upcoming funding. Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) issued the following statement in response:   “His policies have been a total flop. Republicans call for accountability and results-based legislation, which have fallen on deaf ears for […]

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California Senate -Education Failures Released Student Scores Show Poor Results

By   /  October 24, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Wilk Slams One-Party Rule for Education Failures as Released Student Scores Show Poor Results Sacramento, CA –  Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) issued the following statement after the California Superintendent of Public Instruction released data today highlighting major educational failures within our state:  “Democrat policies get an F. It is no wonder these scores were kept […]

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 It’s About Time Newsom Ends State of Emergency

By   /  October 17, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) responds to the announcement that Governor Newsom intends to end the state of emergency by February 2023, nearly three years since he declared the COVID-19 emergency: “Here’s one good thing to come out of the governor’s ‘sub-zero’ interest in running for president.” Senate Republicans, led by Senator […]

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Senate Republicans Demand Answers on Delayed Student Test Scores 

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

Sacramento, CA —Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and all members of the Senate Republican Caucus recently submitted a letter to the California Superintendent of Public Instruction demanding the release of statewide data regarding the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The CAASPP testing scores are a key tool for assessing student progress […]

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Senate Republicans Secure Veto of Dangerous Drug Den Bill

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

Sacramento, CA –Under intense public pressure from the California Senate Republican Caucus and public safety organizations, Governor Newsom has vetoed Senate Bill 57 (Wiener), a measure that would have created “safe” drug injection centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland. Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) described this measure as “one of the most dangerous […]

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Senate Republicans Call for Swift Veto of SB 57

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

The legislation allows for the operation of drug dens in LA and San Francisco Counties Sacramento, CA – Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and all members of the Senate Republican Caucus are calling on Governor Newsom to swiftly veto Senate Bill 57, which would authorize several California cities to operate drug dens. The veto letter signed by all Senate Republicans […]

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Senate Democrats Reject Republican Effort to Fund Gas Tax Holiday

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

A Roadmap of Democrat Failures on Gas Taxes Sacramento, CA — Today, Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) gave Senate Democrats another opportunity to provide gas price relief with an amendment to fund a gas tax holiday. Democrats rejected the Republican effort, even as California drivers are paying $6.27 for a gallon of unleaded gas – nearly […]

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Senator Wilk: Democrats’ Fake Budget Won’t Help Those Reeling From High Cost O Living

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

Sacramento, CA —  Today, Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) released the following statement after Legislative Democrats passed the primary 2022-2023 Budget Bill: “With an almost $100 billion surplus, rising gas prices, and skyrocketing inflation, the best relief Legislative Democrats came up with is a $200 refund that gets to you months down the road. That’s $16.66 per […]

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Senator Wilk’s Accountability Measure Ok’d By Senate

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

Sacramento, CA — Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) announces that Senate Bill 1271 (SB 1271) has successfully passed the Senate Floor with unanimous support. The bill adds much-needed accountability to the state’s no-bid contracting process by ensuring there is ample opportunity for both oversight and review of a contract before renewal. “This is a victory for transparency and good […]

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Senator Bogh On May Revise: “Californians Are Facing Cost-of-living Crisis”

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

Sacramento, CA –In advance of the May Revise announcement, Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (Yucaipa) provides a pre-reaction in Spanish and English with a message for Democratic leadership. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, a wife, a mother of three, and a state Senator representing the 23rd Senate District, she urges the governor and Democrat leaders to invest wisely. […]

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Democrats Again Vote “No” On Suspending Gas Taxes  

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

Sacramento, CA –Senate Democrats recently failed to provide gas price relief when they killed Senate Bill 1156, which would have permanently eliminated the annual gas tax increase. SB 1156, authored by Bakersfield Republican Senator Shannon Grove, failed on a party-line vote during its first policy hearing in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee. With the gas tax set to climb […]

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California Senate -Senate Republicans Secure Accountability with Canceled No-Bid Contract 

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

Sacramento, CA –Thanks to the relentless efforts of Senate Republicans in uncovering massive fraud at one of the state’s COVID contract testing sites, the Newsom administration has “quietly” ordered the closure of the lab. The administration plans to cut ties on the controversial $1.7 billion no-bid contract with PerkinElmer to operate the Valencia Branch Laboratory […]

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Legislative Republicans Prioritize Mental Health Crisis with Investment of $10B   

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

Sacramento. CA –With a record-setting budget surplus, Legislative Republicans are calling for a $10 billion investment to prioritize the mental health crisis within California’s homeless population. With major gaps in mental health care persisting for decades, the Mental Health Infrastructure Fund introduced by Republicans would provide access to care for individuals who are unable to care for […]

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Senate Republicans Double Down on Efforts to Provide Relief for California Drivers NOW

By   /  March 14, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –With rapidly soaring gas prices and a historic budget surplus, Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and all members of the California State Senate Republican Caucus have doubled down on their efforts to provide financial relief for California drivers. Today, Senate Republicans delivered a letter to Governor Newsom and legislative leaders calling for action NOW to reduce gas prices. […]

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Legislative Republicans Unveil Comprehensive Legislative Package to Act on Homeless Crisis

By   /  March 14, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA — Democrats and the governor have thrown more than $17 billion at the homeless crisis over the last three years, yet homelessness has only gotten worse. It’s clear – money isn’t missing, but accountability is. Legislative Republicans believe there must be accountability, compassion, and targeted prevention to address this crisis and will unveil […]

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