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Hold On To Your Wallet

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron …. As your Assemblywoman, I oppose tax increases, which is why I voted against extending cap-and-trade, a huge regressive tax on the working men and women of this state. Though cap-and-trade fees generate billions for California’s general fund, there is little evidence of any positive environmental impact. Under the program, caps are placed […]

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Groups Slam Cap-and-Trade Deal as Too Industry-Friendly

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  State and National  /  1 Comment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign a package of bills that passed the Legislature on Monday and will extend the state’s cap-and-trade program through 2030. The cap-and-trade system encourages industry to clean up its act by putting a price on carbon emissions, but environmental groups say Big Oil got too many concessions. […]

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Groups Slam Cap-and-Trade Deal as Too Industry-Friendly

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign a package of bills that passed the Legislature on Monday and will extend the state’s cap-and-trade program through 2030. The cap-and-trade system encourages industry to clean up its act by putting a price on carbon emissions, but environmental groups say Big Oil got too many concessions. […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Luring People Back To Fishing

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron….  As you know, I am an outdoors enthusiast, and that enthusiasm includes fishing. Anything we can do to get people out of doors, especially our kids, will lure people away from electronic distractions and expose more people to the outdoors. This session I am a very proud co-author of Senate Bill 187 […]

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California Cigarette Sales Drop In Response to $2 Tax Hike

By   /  July 16, 2017  /  State and National  /  1 Comment

Last fall, California voters approved the biggest increase in cigarette taxes since the state first began levying tobacco in the 1950s. Advocates for Proposition 56, which passed with a fairly overwhelming 64 percent of the vote, argued that a $2 per-pack tax hike would hurt pocketbooks enough to nudge millions of California smokers to quit, or […]

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Meeting California Emissions Reduction Goal

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Well-Designed Cap-and-Trade Program with Robust Cost Containment. An economy-wide cap-and-trade system will be the least costly and least disruptive approach to meeting the state’s ambitious emissions reduction goal, the California Chamber of Commerce told legislators this week. Last year the Legislature set the goal for 2030 of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California by […]

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Big Changes Ahead For Taxpayers And Businesses

By   /  July 10, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron The California State Board of Equalization is an agency familiar to our small businesses. Known as the BOE, it’s a place businesses file their quarterly sales taxes, fee and tax appeals, including fire fee and property tax appeals. The BOE handles tax fraud, taxpayer rights issues and criminal tax enforcement.  Effective July 1, […]

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Senator Joel Anderson – FREE Senior Scam Stopper Seminar

By   /  July 5, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Senator Joel Anderson and the Contractors State License Board invite you to attend a FREE Senior Scam Stopper seminar. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. San Marcos Senior Activity Center. 111 Richmar Avenue, San Marcos, CA 92069 1 in 5 seniors has been a victim of fraud Seniors are the most targeted group New […]

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DMV Continues To Increase Access To Self-service Terminals Outside of DMV Offices

By   /  July 3, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

This month, DMV unveiled 10 new self-service terminals in retail locations across Southern California, including one on UC Irvine’s campus. These terminals allow customers to instantly renew their vehicle registration without stepping foot into a DMV field office and are located in Albertsons and Vons grocery stores. “We are always looking for options to provide […]

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INSECTS HARM VEGETATION IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY

By   /  July 3, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

An invasive beetle that crossed from Mexico into southern San Diego County more than five years ago is continuing to head north, threatening widespread destruction of ornamental palm trees and date palms that could add up to millions of dollars in damage. “It has already killed hundreds of Canary Island date palms in Tijuana and […]

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California’s Native Wildlife

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron… This month, I was excited to join 200 caring people from around the state to advocate for native wildlife at the Capitol for the Humane Society’s annual lobby day.  At the press conference in front of the Capitol, I spoke about my bill, AB 1031, that creates a voluntary donation `check off’ on state […]

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Residents Asked to Conserve: Flex Alert Issued Across California

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

The week’s hot temperatures are expected to drive up people’s use of air conditioners, which can strain the power grid. The California Independent System Operation Corporation (ISO) issued a statewide Flex Alert on Monday, asking California residents to voluntarily conserve electricity through Wednesday evening as a heat wave sweeps through the state. Cal ISO, the state’s […]

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Recycling Centers Continue To Struggle, Driving California Recycling Rates Down

By   /  June 20, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

In a state that prides itself as a global leader in protecting the environment, recycling rates for beverage containers have dropped to their lowest point in almost a decade amid the continued closing of centers that pay for bottles and cans and the fallout from changes to California’s recycling program. Beyond the environmental concerns, the financial effects […]

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The People’s Right to Recall

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

The two-thirds super-majority held by Democrats in Sacramento has allowed them to pass the largest gasoline tax increase in state history. This huge tax and fee increase has proven to be extremely unpopular. Recent polls suggest that 58% of registered voters disapprove. In fact, 72% of the Inland Empire, which is part of my district, […]

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California Ranks 37th in Nation for Child Well-Being

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

LOS ANGELES – California has made major strides in getting kids insured, but still ranks only 37th in the nation for overall child well-being due to persistent pockets of poverty, according to the latest KIDS COUNT Data Book, out today from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Researchers found across the country, unemployment is low – […]

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GEAR UP, An Education Success Story

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

  Assemblymember Marie Waldron …. As the mother of a high school student, education has always been one of my top concerns. That’s why I’m so encouraged by “GEAR UP” — Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. That’s a long name for a beneficial program that has helped almost one million low-income students in […]

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Rural California Suffers Most If Policymakers Slash Medi-Cal – Also In Spanish

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s rural areas have gained the most from the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act – and also have the most to lose if massive cuts are made to Medi-Cal – as it is known in the state. A new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families said the […]

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Senator Bates Honors “Oceanside Therapy Group” as Small Business of the Year

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today honored Oceanside Therapy Group (OTG) as the 2017 Small Business of the Year for the 36th Senate District. Bates recognized owners Joshua and Rebekah Van Orden during the California Small Business Day awards lunch in Sacramento. “Oceanside Therapy Group exemplifies the best qualities of a successful small […]

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Healthcare is Costly, Never Free

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

$400 billion dollars is the projected cost of a new government run healthcare plan proposed in Sacramento. That is twice the state’s budget! Costing around $22,000 for every employed person in California – that’s a massive new tax to pay for “free” healthcare for all! Senate Bill 562, by Senator Ricardo Lara (D – Bell […]

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Examples of Felons Shielded by Sanctuary Bill

By   /  June 3, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Thanks to your help, our petition to stop California from becoming a sanctuary state has nearly 50,000 signatures. I believe that if we get to 100,000 our impact will be impossible to ignore in the Capitol. I will personally bring the signatures to Governor Brown. It’s important to look at real life examples to better understand […]

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