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Assemblymember Waldron- Help for First Responders

By   /  August 19, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Our first responders make lots of sacrifices to protect the rest of us and this can take a toll on them, as well as their families. In a 2016 behavioral health study, roughly three-fourths of the surveyed peace officers reported having experienced a traumatic event, but less than half reported it […]

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Bipartisan Resolution Urges Feds to Act on California’s Nuclear Waste

By   /  August 15, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 SACRAMENTO – California State Senators Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Bill Monning (D-Carmel) have introduced Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 11this week that urges Congress and the President to approve legislation that would prioritize the removal of spent nuclear fuel from decommissioned nuclear sites in areas with large populations and high seismic hazards. The shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) is located […]

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California Leaders to Attend San Diego County 2020 Census Workshop

By   /  August 15, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

On Friday, August 16, the California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office will meet with local partners in San Diego, including SANDAG and the Count Me 2020 coalition, administratively led United Way of San Diego County, to coordinate outreach strategies for the 2020 Census. Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins and other […]

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Senator Bates Responds to Audit Finding At DMV

By   /  August 13, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Double Voter Registrations and Other Irregularities SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement today after news media reported the release of an audit finding that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) produced almost 84,000 duplicate voter registrations and an even higher number of erroneous party registrations due to the state’s automatic “motor voter” […]

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California Should Not Chastise Federal Government

By   /  August 12, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

When the State Fails to Disarm Violent Felons & Mentally Ill SACRAMENTO – Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s press conference this week in which he demanded national background checks, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove(R-Bakersfield) called on him to direct Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to do their job and fully implement the Armed & Prohibited […]

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Assemblymember Waldron SoCal’s Water Portfolio

By   /  August 12, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

This region has made tremendous strides toward diversifying its water portfolio.  In Riverside County, groundwater desalination is moving forward to take full advantage of all available sources of water. Plansfor Water Banking, which will take Northern California water imported during wet years to restore local aquifers for use during dry years, are also progressing. Since […]

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Assemblymember- Marie Waldron

By   /  August 8, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Today is Purple Heart Day    Today is Purple Heart Day which commemorates service members who have been wounded or killed while serving our country. The U.S. military has awarded an estimated 1.8 million Purple Hearts to soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen since the award was created in 1782 by then General George Washington and later reinstated by […]

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Op-ed: Our Pledge to America’s Workforce

By   /  August 3, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Michael Vallante, Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Region IX. He oversees the agency’s programs and services in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam. American’s workforce is 157 million strong, with over 7 million job openings. Entrepreneurship continues to fuel hiring, creating more job openings than the number of people looking for work. […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Helping Wildlife

By   /  August 1, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron —Caring for animals, including California’s native wildlife, is one of my passions. Last session my legislation setting up the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Fund was signed into law, allowing voluntary contributions when you file your tax return to support injured, orphaned or sick wildlife. Helping finance organizations that support native wildlife is important. […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Was Your Credit Breached?

By   /  August 1, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

MARIE WALDRON, State Assemblymember  …If you’re among the millions of Americans impacted by the 2017 Equifax data breach, you may be eligible for compensation. The period is now open to file a claim. The first step is to visit the official settlement website HEREYou can find out if you are eligible to file and submit your claim in […]

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CA English-Learner Programs to Get $10 Million in Current Budget

By   /  August 1, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — One in four public-school students in California is an English learner, and now programs to help them become more fluent will receive funding to the tune of $10 million.  The Newsom administration has agreed to add those funds to the current budget – and lawmakers will then hold until next year a bill that would […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Relief Is On The Way

By   /  July 29, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — People who drive I-15 in southwest Riverside or northern San Diego Counties are no strangers to traffic jams. In fact, with 205,000 cars daily, the section through Temecula is considered the 10th worst congested freeway segment in the country.   Fortunately, help is on the way. The City of Temecula has […]

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Arts And Culture in California

By   /  July 29, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron … The California Arts Council has established 14 state-designated Cultural Districts, including three in San Diego County. These Cultural Districts are a direct result of passage of Assembly Bill 189 in 2016, a bill I co-authored with Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D – Santa Monica). San Diego’s three Cultural Districts include Balboa Park, home […]

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Are You Tired Of Commuting The I-15 Corridor

By   /  July 25, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

MARIE WALDRON, State Assemblymember    -Are you tired of commuting the I-15 corridor between North County and Riverside County? This week, the City of Temecula was awarded a highly competitive $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve traffic congestion where the north 1-15 meets the I-215 freeway, an area currently labeled as the “10th worst congested […]

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Senator Bates Responds to DMV Leadership Overhaul

By   /  July 25, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement today after Governor Gavin Newsom announced new leadership at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the release of the “DMV Strike Team” report. “The Governor’s actions today are steps in the right direction to help fix the DMV. I wish its new leaders […]

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Jones Blasts High Usage Customer Charge

By   /  July 25, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

That Unfairly Punishes Rural San Diegans Sacramento, CA – In his newest “Are You Kidding Me?” video, Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) explains the impact of the California Public Utilities Commission’s decision to deny San Diego Gas and Electric Company’s request to eliminate the High Usage Customer, or HUC, charge. Jones’ district covers much of rural San […]

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Community Challenge Grants Improve Livability Across California

By   /  July 19, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA Four California communities will see some major improvements in the next few months – thanks to the 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant program.  West Sacramento will use data to identify seniors most at risk of a house fire, then distribute smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.  The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust will build a […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Emergency Response

By   /  July 15, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Emergency Response Assemblymember Marie Waldron…California is no stranger to natural and man-made emergencies. The recent quakes in Kern and San Bernardino Counties are another reminder that living in the Golden State has a price. The State Constitution grants immense power to the Governor to deal with emergencies. The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES), which began […]

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Assembly Aproves Bates’ Effort to Protect Emergency Preparedness San Onofre Nuclear Plant

By   /  July 11, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA – The Assembly Governmental Organization Committee has approved Senate Bill 465 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would ensure local governments continue to receive funding for offsite emergency response planning, training, and exercises related to the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The bill will head next to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for […]

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The Electricity Bailout Bill Sails through the Legislature Despite Its Numerous Flaws

By   /  July 11, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento,CA  – Yesterday, the California State Senate voted to approve Assembly Bill 1054 – Governor Newsom’s Wildfire Fund legislation. Some have called it Governor Newsom’s first real test of legislative leadership. The measure actually is a feeble attempt to thread the needle between Wall Street, the investor-owned utility companies, ratepayers, trial lawyers, and victims of […]

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