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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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California Senate Democrats Continue to Defend Drug Dealers, Dismiss Protecting Victims of Fentanyl Poisoning

By   /  April 27, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA- Senate Democrats refuse to acknowledge the pink elephant in the room: California has a fentanyl crisis. Over the past several months, multiple fentanyl-related measures never made it out of the Senate Public Safety Committee. Even Governor Newsom understood the severity of the crisis and recently announced a public safety partnership to tackle fentanyl trafficking in […]

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California Senate Republicans Blasts Proposed Income-Based Utility Program

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

Calling it a ‘Hard Work Utility Tax’ Sacramento, CA –  Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus delivered a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) expressing serious concerns about the so-called “fixed-charge” electricity price proposal program proposed by PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E. The three Investor […]

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California Senate Democrats Block Measure to Provide Accountability on Early Prison Releases

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

Sacramento, CA – California Senate Democrats in the Public Safety Committee continued their destructive path of placing convicted felons first and refused to support Senate Bill 288, which would require the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to make the calculations of a prisoner’s early release public, including what the inmate did to earn any […]

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High-Speed Rail Authority Misleads On Failing Reality

By   /  March 31, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

– California Senate Republicans Outline REAL Facts  Sacramento, CA -Members of the Senate Transportation Committee held an oversight hearing yesterday to discuss the California Democrats’ overhyped and over budget California High-Speed Rail. Major red flags indicate the High Speed Rail is in serious jeopardy. While the High-Speed Rail Authority’s Communications and Outreach website is full of descriptive videos, press […]

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California Senate Democrats Say ‘No Way’ on Effort to Repeal Legislation that Protects Pimps, Hurts Human Trafficking Victims

By   /  March 28, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –  Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) offered an amendment to repeal Senate Bill 357 (2022, Wiener), which legalizes loitering for prostitution. This dangerous measure removes a critical resource for law enforcement officers to help victims of sex trafficking. Senate Democrats defeated the amendment by voting 29 to 8 to table all discussion on the effort […]

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California Senate Democrats Reject Measure to Lower Gas Prices, Advance Hidden Gas Tax 

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

Sacramento, CA -Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) made a motion to have his bill to lower the cost of gas by $1 per gallon, Senate BillX1-1, be considered on the Senate Floor. California Senate Democrats rejected the measure using a parliamentary trick as they refused to even have a debate or vote on it. […]

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Newsom Slaps Another Band-Aid On The Homeless Crisis

By   /  March 16, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Leader Jones is skeptical that the new round of homeless spending will achieve the goal Sacramento, CA –Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) released the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s plan to spend another $1 billion in hopes of reducing the homeless population by 15 percent by 2025: “This is just another […]

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Gavin’s Gas Tax Moves Forward Amid Economic Crisis

By   /  March 16, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) issued the following response after Governor Newsom announced a new proposal that will inevitably increase gas prices for consumers, thus it is being dubbed “Gavin’s Gas Tax:” “As the saying goes, ‘If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, […]

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California Senate Republicans Secure Tax Filing Deadline Extension 

By   /  March 2, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego), Senator Roger Niello (R-Fair Oaks), and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus delivered a letter to the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) requesting the state agency to extend its tax filing deadline from May 16 to October 16 to mirror the change made this week by the Internal Revenue […]

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California Senate Republicans Call On Governor To Prevent Summer Gas Price Surge

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

Sacramento, CA – California Legislative Republicans delivered an urgent letter to Governor Newsom calling on him to take action within his authority to avoid the anticipated surge in gas prices. California Legislative Republicans oppose what many are calling ‘Gavin’s New Gas Tax’ which is scheduled for its first hearing in the Legislature Thursday. “California families are frustrated with […]

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California Senate Republicans Introduce “Save Our Hospitals” Bill 

By   /  February 19, 2023  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Measure Comes in Response to Attorney General Bonta Shutting Down the Only Hospital in Madera County, Endangering Rural Residents Across the State Sacramento, CA –Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones (R-San Diego) and Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) introduced Senate Bill 774, the “Save Our Hospitals” bill, to help prevent nonprofit community hospitals from closing their doors. The bill is jointly […]

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California Legislative Republicans Secure Victory For Families With Exemption of Tax Refund At Federal Level

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

 Millions of Californians No Longer Have to Worry about Being Taxed for the Middle Class Tax Refunds  Sacramento, CA -the IRS issued guidance on state tax payments that affirms Californians will not have to count the Middle Class Tax Refund as income on their federal tax filings. The move comes after California Senate and Assembly Republicans formally […]

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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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