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Rent Control?

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

25% of California Lawmakers Are Landlords By Matt Levin and Elizabeth Castillo | CALmatters –In a quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of south Sacramento, the property looks like any other on the block: a single-story house that could use a new paint job, a large front yard that could use a little tidying, a chain-link […]

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Mental Health and Addiction

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron —Mental health and drug addiction are often co-occurring disorders, with a big impact. I have been working on commonsense, bi-partisan solutions to these problems since my days on the city council. As a member of the Mental Health Caucus, I serve on several committees that deal directly with these issues, including Assembly Health […]

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Senator Bates – Statement on Governor’s Wildfire Strike Team Report

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

Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), a member of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, issued the following statement after Governor Newsom released his administration’s report today on addressing wildfires: “The report is a welcome contribution to the ongoing discussion on how California can reduce the severity of future wildfires and address the impacts […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Preventing Wildfires

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

 Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Over the past few years, the Ceder, Witch, Cocos, Guejito, Paradise and Lilac fires have taught us a lot.  The need to be proactive is critical. That’s why I introduced Assembly Bill 19, for fire prevention and roadway vegetation management. Auto-related wildfires are a major problem in California. In 2016 and 2017, […]

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CA Lawmakers Move Multiple Animal-Welfare Bills Forward

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

SACRAMENTO, CA. – A slew of animal protection bills moved forward in the California Legislature this week – including proposals to limit animal abuse, hunting, poisoning and trapping. Senate Bill 580 would force people convicted of such serious crimes as aggravated cruelty, bestiality and hoarding to undergo mental-health evaluation and get treatment if necessary. Kim Kelly legislative […]

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Sen. Bates’ License Portability Bill  Wins Bipartisan Support

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

SB 679 Would Provide California with More Qualified Professionals SACRAMENTO – The Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee today approved Senate Bill 679 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would streamline the process for licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCCs), marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), and clinical social workers (LCSWs) in other states to become licensed in […]

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Senate Committee Approves Sen. Bates’ Bill to Screen All Sexually Violent Predators Before Release

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

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Public Safety Committee today approved Senate Bill 141 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would improve the safety of California’s communities by requiring all inmates convicted of a sexually violent offense to be administered a comprehensive risk assessment before their parole hearing. “No inmate convicted of a sexually violent offense and eligible for parole […]

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Sen. Bates’ Statement on Latest  DMV Motor Voter Revelations

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

Sacraments, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) released the following statement after the Los Angeles Times published its investigation today that found that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) launched automatic voter registration despite computer bugs, exposure to hackers, and other problems: “Today’s revelations are further evidence that the DMV should not be automatically registering voters. While […]

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Jones & Other Senate Republicans Author Measure Condemning Newson’s Hypocrisy On Death Penalty

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA– T Senators Brian Jones (R-Santee), Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County), Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) and John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 38, which condemns Governor Gavin Newsom for giving a blanket reprieve to all 737 inmates on death row. “Governor Newsom’s actions are hypocritical and unconstitutional,” said Jones. […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Equal Pay is a No-Brainer

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

 Assemblymember Marie Waldron — April 2nd was National Equal Pay Day, which marks the EXTRA time an average woman has to work to take home what a man earned last year. As a member of the California Pay Equity Task Force, I am working with my colleagues to identify the causes of the pay gap. California […]

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Jones Supports Key OHV and State Parks Budget Items

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

Sacramento, CA –– In the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation hearing yesterday, Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) supported several funding items that would benefit many communities in San Diego County and throughout the state. 1)      Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Trust Fund – The Governor’s budget proposes using $35 million in 2019-20 and 2020-21 […]

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Sen. Bates’ Effort to Ban Deceptive Marketing in  Rehab Industry Clears Major Hurdle

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee this evening approved Senate Bill 589 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would prohibit an operator of addiction treatment facilities from providing any form of false advertising or marketing services. “California’s hands-off approach to the addiction treatment industry has sadly led to the exploitation of vulnerable people,” said Sen. Bates, a former […]

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Senator Jones’ Escondido District Office Now Open

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Escondido, CA– Senator Brian Jones today announced the opening of his Escondido district office to make it convenient for his constituents in North San Diego County to receive assistance on state issues and to participate in legislative meetings with Jones or his staff. The new office is located within the Escondido Chamber of Commerce building. […]

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Today Is National Equal Pay Day

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

MARIE WALDRON, State Assemblymember   – Today (Tuesday)is National Equal Pay Day. This day marks the average EXTRA time a woman has to work to earn what a man made last year. In California, women still lose a combined total of $76.8 billion each year! If the wage gap were closed, a woman could pay for 9.5 more months […]

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Senator Jones Releases Next “Are You Kidding Me?” Video to Explain the Depth of the DMV Problems

By   /  March 30, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA -– In light of ongoing discoveries of California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)’s problems, Senator Brian Jones released the latest “Are You Kidding Me?” video, which highlights the Secretary of State’s failure to pause the launch of the new Motor Voter program that started last year. Jones points out that with 800,000 new […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Modernize California

By   /  March 28, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — California is the world’s tech capitol. Some of the most technologically advanced companies like Uber, Facebook, and Apple were born in Silicon Valley. While our private sector can master startups and see them flourish, almost every IT project the state tries to implement  is over budget, past due and outdated.  We should […]

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Senate Committee Blocks Sen. Bates’ Bill to  Address Fentanyl Drug Trafficking

By   /  March 28, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – For the third year in a row, the Senate Public Safety Committee today in a party line vote refused to pass Senate Bill 161 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would help protect Californians from the dangers of fentanyl and pursue illegal distributors. “It’s disappointing that the committee did not approve my bill to […]

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Community Health Centers Press Congress for Long-Term Funding

By   /  March 28, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO, CA. – Seven million Californians get medical treatment at Community Health Centers each year, and those centers say funding issues for this crucial part of the safety net are throwing the system into chaos. Starting today, thousands of providers are gathering in Washington, D.C., to chart a path forward and fan out across Capitol Hill […]

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Senator Brian Jones Tours The DaVita Escondido Dialysis Center

By   /  March 28, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Escondido State Senator Brian Jones Visits Local Patients with Kidney Disease at DaVita Escondido Dialysis Center  ESCONDIDO, CA. (March, 2019) – DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, hosted Escondido State Senator Brian Jones at the DaVita Escondido Dialysis Center on March 22 for a meet-and-greet […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Owed Money?

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

Sacramento, CA — California could be holding some of your money. According to State Controller Betty Yee, California is sitting on unclaimed properties valued at $9.3 billion!  But there’s great news – you can get it back. I encourage you to visit claimit.ca.gov  to see if any of these unclaimed funds belong to you. How did this […]

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