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Senior Advocates Press Governor to Sign Housing Bill

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Senior advocates are asking Gov. Jerry Brown to do something about the housing crisis – and are pushing him to start by signing Senate Bill 2. The bill would increase the fee for recording certain types of real estate documents, excluding the sale of commercial and residential property. It would raise about $250 million […]

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The Legislature Has Adjourned

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron … As the 2017 legislative session closes, I am pleased that most of my bill package received overwhelming support, and three of my bills have already been signed into law by Governor Brown. Six of my bills are on the Governor’s desk, including AB 1386, a Legislative Woman’s Caucus priority bill to raise awareness for […]

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September is California Heroes Month

By   /  September 14, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

There are many everyday heroes all around us — teachers, firefighters, soldiers, volunteers working to improve our communities, and even the young man or woman who helped their fellow citizen carry their groceries. Daisy Tate, Executive Director of the Veterans Supplemental Support Network (VSSN), wanted to make sure these heroes were given the recognition that […]

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Assemblymember Waldron: A New Initiative On Drugs

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

   Assemblymember Marie Waldron …. I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to join the coordinating committee of a 5-year Stanford Neurosciences Institute initiative to foster collaboration between scientists and policymakers focused on drug addiction. The Stanford initiative will be national in scope, with committee members tasked to develop plans for its launch, […]

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CA Patients, Workers Push Bill to Reform Dialysis Treatment

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

LOS ANGELES – Dialysis centers up and down the state are drawing protests this week from patients and health-care workers who support a bill to require clinics to improve patient care. Senate Bill 349 would mandate higher staffing levels and annual state inspections of dialysis clinics. Sean Wherley, the spokesperson for the union that represents some dialysis […]

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Senate Approves Bill Co-Authored by Sen. Bates to Help Level Campaign Playing Field

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

  SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate yesterday unanimously approved Senate Bill 45 (Mendoza) that would prohibit taxpayer-paid mass mailings from being sent to constituents within 60 days preceding an election by or on behalf of a state or local candidate running for office. The bill is co-authored by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates and will head to Governor Jerry Brown’s […]

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Anderson – Chinese Government Interference Shelves Human Rights Resolution

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SJR 10 condemns Chinese Government for violating human rights of Falun Gong Practitioners .  American Spectator story describes how Senate Pro-Tem De Leon pulled SJR 10 from Senate Floor after communist government weighed in. Sacramento – A story published in The American Spectator today explores how Senate Pro Tem De Leon killed Anderson’s SJR 10 by shelving it […]

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Bates Issues Statement on Passage of Bill Diluting North County’s Voice on Transportation Issues

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Senate Republican Leader Bates Issues Statement on Passage of Bill Diluting North County’s Voice on Transportation Issues SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today approved Assembly Bill 805 (Gonzalez Fletcher) that would change the governing structure of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). It would concentrate decision-making over all regional transportation funds in San Diego County […]

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Native American Day September 22nd

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Assemblymember Marie Waldron … I am pleased to be a capitol sponsor of the upcoming 50th Native American Day celebration scheduled for September 22 on the South Steps of the State Capitol. This year’s event will celebrate Tribal Sovereignty to recognize the authority of indigenous tribes to govern themselves within our nation’s borders. 18 reservations lie within San Diego […]

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Memorial Ceremony for the 16th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks to be Held at Grossmont College

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

EL CAJON – The Office of California State Senator Joel Anderson and Grossmont College are co-hosting a memorial ceremony to honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. Bill Hay, a 9/11 survivor will be speaking at the event. 2,977 flags will be set up by volunteers the day before to represent the […]

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Human Rights Activists Condemn Chinese Government for Forced Organ Harvesting

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Rally in Support of Sen. Anderson’s SJR 10 Included Falun Gong Practitioners Who Escaped Torture in Chinese Prisons Sacramento – Human Rights activists gathered at the State Capitol this morning to support Senator Anderson’s SJR 10 which condemns the Chinese Government’s human rights violations against Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) practitioners. Anderson said, “It’s always been part […]

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Labor, Consumer Protections Slashed Just Before Labor Day

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Just a few days before Labor Day, the Trump administration has announced two policies that consumer advocates say hurt the average worker and favor Wall Street and big business. On Wednesday, the Labor Department announced it is delaying by 18 months enforcement of key parts of the Obama-era Fiduciary Rule, which requires financial […]

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Renovations Are Coming To The Capitol

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Assemblymember Marie Waldron …. As a member of the Joint Rules Committee, we have been tasked with directing an upgrade or replacement for the rapidly deteriorating State Capitol Building Annex. The building was designed in the late 40’s and completed in 1952 at a cost of $7.5 million.  Originally intended to house a part-time Legislature, the […]

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Home of Guiding Hands Hosts an Open House

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  State and National  /  2 Comments

Celebrate 50 Years of Providing Support to Developmentally Disabled El CAJON – On August 27, California State Senator Joel Anderson will be attending the Home of Guiding Hands’ 50th anniversary celebration to present a Senate resolution honoring the organization’s milestone. Sunday, August 27, 2017 at  1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. ,  Home of Guiding Hands – 1908 Friendship Drive, El […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Back In Session

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  State and National  /  1 Comment

  Assemblymember Marie Waldron … The Legislature is now returning to work after its summer break, with one month left before final adjournment September 15. Hundreds of bills remain undecided, including seven of mine pending in the Senate. Many important issues have been decided, including passage of a state budget. Unfortunately, huge gas tax increases and attempts to […]

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Bates & Atkins Author Senate Bill 197

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

In Case You Missed It: “They risked their lives for their country. Here’s what California could do for them.” SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 197 is a bipartisan proposal authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that supports a public-private partnership helping California’s veterans. It is currently pending a decision […]

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Senate GOP Leader Bates Urges State to Address Potential Release of Dangerous “Nonviolent” Felons

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

Californians Urged to Make Voices Heard During Public Comment Period SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel)today submitted a letter to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) during a public comment period regarding proposed regulations that could lead to the early release of dangerous “nonviolent” inmates and diminish victim rights. “The state is on the verge […]

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The Legislature Should Join The 21st Century

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Processes in the State Capitol are way out of date. During the 7-8 months I spend in Sacramento annually, I use much of my time working and voting on legislation, and meeting with advocacy groups and constituents to discuss legislation. Even so, keeping up with constituent and district concerns isn’t easy when you’re over 500 miles […]

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Senator Anderson to Host a Town Hall Focused on Parental Rights

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

Senator Anderson to Host a Town Hall Focused on Parental Rights EL CAJON – On August 12, California State Senator Joel Anderson will be hosting a town hall meeting to highlight how constituents can effectively communicate with legislators when they wish to voice their concerns over important matters. Anderson was inspired to host this town hall meeting because of […]

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Safe Haven For Heroin, Drug Users?

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Report reveals underground US haven for heroin, drug users…. A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals. None were known to exist in the U.S. until the disclosure in a medical journal, although several […]

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