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Senator Bates Introduces Legislation to Fix Motor Voter Law

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – , Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) introduced Senate Bill 57, which would allow individuals to opt-in for voter registration instead of automatically being registered to vote or having to opt-out of the program.  By returning the process to an opt-in, the transfer of inaccurate information leading to the registration of ineligible individuals is less likely because […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Keep it Local

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Waldron — When you’re out shopping for that last minute gift, or for someone hard to please, don’t forget to take a look at some of the offerings from our locally-owned businesses. From Old Town Temecula and Main Street Fallbrook to historic downtown Escondido, San Marcos, Vista and the communities that surround them, North San […]

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Another Top Legislative Grade For Senator Bates From Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has once again earned the title of “Taxpayer’s Ally” from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA). Out of 40 California State Senators, Senator Bates is one out of only nine who has earned an “A” grade on the HJTA Legislative Report Card in 2018. For the 2018 legislative session, the […]

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Groups Vow to Fight Rollback of Clean-Water Protections

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO, CA – Negative reaction from conservation groups was swift to a Trump administration proposal on Tuesday to remove federal clean-water protections from many smaller streams and wetlands. The Environmental Protection Agency announced a replacement for the Waters of the United States Rule that would lift federal protections from water sources that are seasonal and wetlands that are not connected […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron – “Back At It”

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember  Waldron — Last week we returned to the Capitol where I joined Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to welcome our colleagues for a brief and mostly ceremonial session to begin the 2019-2020 legislative session. We have now adjourned for the holidays, but will return January 7th when the new session really begins. The previous day, Governor Brown […]

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Senator Brian Jones District Office Grand Opening

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

It is a time of new beginning in California Senate District 38. Senator Brian Jones cordially invites you to the Grand Opening of his Senate District Office in El Cajon on December 18. This is an opportunity to meet Senator Jones, propose your ideas on how to make our state a better place, and celebrate […]

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MRC’S Bye Bye Mattress Program Surpasses 3 Million Mattresses Recycled In California

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Program has diverted more than 100 million pounds of materials from landfills… SACRAMENTO, CA. – The Mattress Recycling Council’s (MRC) Bye Bye Mattress Program (Program) announced today it has recycled more than 3 million mattresses in California since its inception in 2016. The Program offers no-cost, environmentally friendly alternatives to Californians disposing of old mattresses […]

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 Assemblymember Waldron – The Grape State of California

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Assemblymember Marie Waldron  — Last week the Assembly Select committee on Wine and also the Governmental Organization Committee, met in San Diego to discuss issues facing California’s wine industry. The bi-partisan committees heard from local vintners, the San Diego County Vintners Association, the Wine Institute, the Association of African-American Vintners and the California Department of Alcohol […]

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Senate Republicans Welcome Three New Members

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel)officially welcomed three new members to the Senate Republican Caucus for the 2019-20 legislative session as they took their oaths of office today at a swearing-in ceremony at the Senate Chamber inside the California State Capitol. The three new Republican senators are Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield), and Brian Jones (R-Santee), […]

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Senator Patricia Bates Begins Second Term, Reaffirms Commitment to Champion Taxpayers

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Senator Patricia Bates (third from left) and other re-elected and newly elected senators take the oath of office administered by the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, Tani Cantil-Sakauye. Click here to view video of the oath. SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today took the oath of office to begin her second term as the state […]

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Senate Republican Leader Bates’ Statement on Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

By   /  December 1, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) released the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush: “My thoughts and prayers are with the Bush family as they mourn the loss of President George H.W. Bush, whose extraordinary life inspired many in his family to serve others. “Our nation will always be grateful […]

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Assemblymember Waldron We’re Open For Business”

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — The holidays are here, the elections are behind us and the Legislature is out of session. But if the need arises, my office is here to help. Since joining the Legislature six years ago, my District and Capitol Offices have assisted constituents dealing with a vast array of situations that can arise […]

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Senator Bates Earns Perfect Score From California District Attorneys Association 2018 Legislative Session

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – The California District Attorneys Association (CDAA) released its 2018 Legislative Scorecard and awarded Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) a “100% score” for her voting record on legislation affecting public safety. With 40 state senators in the California State Legislature, Senator Bates is one out of six who earned “100%.” “Keeping our communities safe is one of my top […]

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Joel Anderson Celebration and Farewell

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

For more than a decade now, I have served as your representative in the state government, and I thank you for the opportunity to serve. The last 12 years taught me many lessons, and we also have so much to celebrate together. When I sit back and reflect on the thousands of interns that went through […]

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Voters Select Brian Jones For 38th State Senate District Open Seat

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

The nearly 1 million San Diego County residents within the massive 38th California State Senate District have elected a new State Senator. Brian W. Jones, a three-term state assemblyman and former Santee city councilman, bested Jeff Griffith, a Cal Fire captain and two-term Palomar Health District board member, in the recent November general election. Jones, […]

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Big Changes In Sacramento

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron —The Legislature will convene on December 3rd for one day to swear in new members and start the 2019-2020 two-year session, that will begin in earnest on January 7th. Big changes are coming to Sacramento. First of all, Gavin Newsom will be our new Governor, with a partisan balance in the Legislature […]

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$15 Billion Surplus Projected for California’s 2019-20 Budget

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

  SACRAMENTO – Today, the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released its fiscal forecast for the 2019-20 budget year which predicts that California will have a significant surplus of $15 billion by June 30, 2020. Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Vice Chair of the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee, Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), issued the following […]

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Senator Joel Anderson to Participate in the 72nd Annual Mother Goose Parade

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

EL CAJON – Senator Joel Anderson and his staff will be walking in the 72nd annual Mother Goose Parade with local dignitaries, marching bands, floats, clowns, and Santa Claus. This East County homegrown tradition aims to bring the community together to celebrate the holidays and to enjoy one of Southern California’s largest parades. This event is free and […]

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 Assemblymember Waldron – Honoring Service and Leadership

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Over the past year I have been honored to recognize dozens of organizations and individuals that protect and serve the public, assist those in need, educate our youth and help keep our local economy humming. Here are just a few examples that make this such a special place. Charity for Charity in […]

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Veterans Day Message from Senator Joel Anderson

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

My time in the Senate and the Assembly has been a privilege. As a Senator from San Diego, there is one group in particular that I have been both humbled and honored to represent: our active duty service members and veterans. These amazing men and women have defended our freedom, and we must always be […]

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