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Legislative Republicans’ Marks 100 Days Of Inaction By Democrats on Gas Price Relief

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

Sacramento, CA –Senate and Assembly Republicans held a press conference at the State Capitol demanding immediate action from Capitol Democrats and Governor Newsom to reduce gas prices. Friday, June 17, marks 100 days of inaction by the majority party as Californians struggle with sky-high gas prices and soaring inflation. The state budget approved by lawmakers earlier this […]

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Senator Wilk’s Whistleblower Protection Act Passes Senate

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

Sacramento, CA –Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) announces that Senate Bill 947 (SB 947) has successfully completed its journey through the Senate, as it passed unanimously off the Senate floor. “SB 947 is a vital step in bolstering public trust in government and offers key, common-sense protections to the brave whistleblowers who put public safety above their own […]

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Leader Wilk’s Responds to May Revise: Suspend the Gas Tax NOW

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

Sacramento, CA — Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) released the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s 2022-2023 revised state budget proposal: “The governor is living in an election-year Fantasyland if he believes promises of debit cards and rebates in the Fall will provide relief NOW. “Even the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office agrees with Republicans that suspending […]

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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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EDD Fraud Prevention Bill Clears First Hurdle in State Assembly

By   /  June 21, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senate Republican Leader Wilk Announces that His EDD Fraud Prevention Bill Clears First Hurdle in State Assembly, Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) took a solid swipe at eradicating unemployment insurance fraud and identity theft with the passage of Senate Bill 58 (SB 58) from the Assembly Committee on Privacy & Consumer Protection. SB 58 would […]

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Governor’s Regional State of Emergency Caters To French Laundry Crowd – Leaves Farmers Behind

By   /  April 23, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA -California is in its second dry year and experiencing drought conditions. While the Biden Administration has issued a declaration of drought in 50 of 58 California counties, today Governor Newsom issued a regional state of emergency only covering selective counties in wine country – Sonoma and Mendocino. Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) responds: While […]

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Republicans Applaud Adoption of Bipartisan Tax Policy in Budget Bill

By   /  April 20, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Struggling small businesses are getting a helping hand from the state and the efforts are much-needed. Taking a page out of the Republican playbook, the legislature has adopted tax conformity language for small businesses from Senate Bill 265 by Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno). Today, the California State Legislature passed Assembly Bill 80 to help struggling employers who received the Paycheck […]

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Tax Time: Senate Republicans Urge Tax-Relief for Small Businesses

By   /  April 15, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA —Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) and Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) released a joint statement urging Sacramento leadership to incorporate the provisions of Senate Bill 265, a measure by Senator Borgeas that would provide much needed tax relief on the COVID-19 loans provided to save businesses and protect jobs, into an emergency budget bill. With […]

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Wilk Lambasts Senate Democrats For Putting Drug Dealers Above Kids

By   /  March 25, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 SACRAMENTO – A measure by Senator Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) and Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) that would have held drug dealers accountable for a fatality from poisoning people with fentanyl-laced drugs was sidelined today by Senate Democrats. Senate Bill 350 (SB 350) would have treated drug fatalities the same way drunk driving deaths are treated in California.Despite emotional testimonies […]

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Wilk’s EDD Fraud Prevention Measure Clears Second Hurdle

By   /  March 25, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senator Scott Wilk, representing the 21st Senate District, announced Senate Bill 58 (SB 58), which would put the state’s Employment Development Department on a solid path to tackling the rampant fraud in benefit claims, has passed the Senate Committee on Judiciary. This legislation would require the agency to stop including full social security numbers on its correspondence […]

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Senate Republicans Push for More in School Reopening Plan

By   /  March 4, 2021  /  Local, State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA– – Today, students and parents may believe they are a step closer to returning to in-person instruction with the passage of the Governor’s reopening plan (Assembly Bill 86), but they are not. Nothing in the bill actually requires schools to reopen, but it merely incentivizes them to do so.“With the same stroke of […]

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Governor & Democrats Join Senate Republicans to ‘Keep California Working’

By   /  February 22, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacrameto, CA — – Thanks to bipartisan efforts, struggling small businesses and non-profits received a much-needed boost today. Senate Republicans are pleased that Senate Democrats joined them in passing an early action budget measure that will provide more than $2 billion in immediate economic relief to job creators and non-profits that have been affected by […]

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Senate Republicans Ask Newsom – Ensure Auditor’s Recommendations Are Adopted

By   /  February 12, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sarah Downey | February, 2021 Sacramento, CA –As officials work to address the escalation of fraudulent claims at the Employment Development Department (EDD), the Republican Senate caucus has called for the governor to ensure there’s a system to handle tax payment forms erroneously sent to victims of identity theft. “Governor Newsom’s unemployment department has failed Californians who have […]

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Senate Republicans Urge Immediate Action

By   /  February 4, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

To Protect Unemployed Californians from a Looming Tax Tsunami Sacramento, CA — California Senate Republicans are concerned about the looming tax tsunami facing unsuspecting and unemployed Californians stemming from mismanagement and fraud in the state’s Unemployment Insurance program. Today, Senate Republicans delivered a letter to Governor Newsom urging him to take immediate action to help those innocent victims.  This week, […]

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Senate Responds To Newsom’s Announcement on COVID-19 Rules

By   /  January 25, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA– Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove(R-Bakersfield) released the following statement responding to Governor Newsom lifting his regional stay-at-home orders:“Once again, the Governor moved the goalpost and made a decision based on secret data that the public was not allowed to know. It has been 312 days since the first of his many lockdown orders that have shuttered […]

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CalChamber Recognizes Senate Republicans Supporting Businesses

By   /  October 29, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) recently recognized Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and members of the Senate Republican Caucus for their support of California’s job creators outlined in CalChamber’s 2020 Vote Record. Leader Grove and the Republican Caucus earned high marks from the non-profit organization which represents more than 14,000 businesses in California. […]

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Senate Republicans Request Columbus Statue Remain at State Capitol

By   /  June 29, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Columbus’ Last Appeal to Queen Isabella statueSacramento, CA — As plans are underway to remove the ‘Columbus’ Last Appeal to Queen Isabella statue’, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus recently signed on to a letter urging members of the Joint Rules Committee to keep the sculpture in the State Capitol.The historical monument […]

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Senator Jones Coauthors Legislation to Repeal AB 5 – the Job Killer Law

By   /  March 13, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

“Heartless law enacted last year threatens hundreds of thousands of California workers” Sacramento,CA – State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) announced on February 28 that he is coauthoring legislation to repeal Assembly Bill 5‚ the law enacted last year that will arbitrarily force hundreds of thousands of independent contractors to instead become formal employees of a […]

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Senator Bates Authors Measure to Clarify DMV Voter Registration Process

By   /  March 12, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento CA– While Senate Democrats suppressed Senator Patricia Bates’ (R-Laguna Niguel) bill that would have restored “opt-in” voter registration at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) last January, she has introduced a new bill that she hopes they will support: clarifying the existing DMV voter registration process to reduce confusion. “DMV customers deserve clear information […]

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Santas Worry New California Law Will Kill Christmas

By   /  March 5, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Santas Worry New California Law Will Kill ChristmasEaster Bunnies Also Worried Sacramento, CA– Last night, ABC 10 News San Diego (KGTV) reported on the concerns that mall Santas have about operating under California’s new “gig” economy law known as Assembly Bill 5. This law significantly redefines what constitutes an “independent contractor.” Legislative Democrats passed the bill and Governor Newsom […]

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