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Changing The Culture in Sacramento

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

 Assemblymember Marie Waldron…Last month 140 legislators, staffers, consultants and lobbyists signed a letter declaring that there is a “pervasive culture of sexual harassment” in Sacramento. Signatories include six current legislators, a Board of Equalization member; both Republicans and Democrats.  Allegations have been made against current and past legislators. Unfortunately, given the power and influence of […]

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CA Manufacturers & Technology Association Recognizes Senate GOP Leader Bates “Champion of Manufacturing”

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) has recognized her as a “Champion of Manufacturing” in its 2017 Manufacturing Vote Record. The association represents 400 businesses from the entire manufacturing community – an economic sector that generates more than $230 billion every year and employs more […]

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“Good Jobs” Now Require More Than a High School Diploma

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Almost two-thirds of workers in California don’t have a bachelor’s degree – but only 37 percent of them have a “good job,” according to a new report. Researchers from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce teamed up with JP Morgan Chase to study the kinds of jobs that help expand […]

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Senator Anderson’s Veteran Resource List

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

Dear Friends, As one of the most significant holidays of the year is quickly approaching, Veterans Day, I would like to thank all of our former service members for the courage and bravery they displayed in ensuring that those at home were safe and sound. Whether your service was in peacetime or wartime, you stepped […]

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Unique San Diego Agriculture

By   /  November 9, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron …. More than 14% of the nation’s agricultural exports come from California.  We produce over one third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of our fruits and nuts. Contrary to what many in Northern California may think, much of California’s abundance originates in our region. Our farms and farmers are unique in many […]

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Advocate for Local Businesses & Jobs Gives Anderson Perfect Score

By   /  November 9, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

CalChamber is a non-for-profit organization committed to “helping California businesses survive and thrive”.  SACRAMENTO – State Senator Joel Anderson scored a perfect “16-0” in accordance with the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) on its 2017 Vote Record that was released last Friday. Senator Anderson was one of 10 that received the perfect score out of the […]

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CalChamber Recognizes Senate GOP Leader Patricia Bates

By   /  November 6, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Standing Up for Jobs: CalChamber Recognizes Senate GOP Leader Patricia Bates with Perfect Score SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today announced that she compiled a perfect score (16-0) from the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) in its 2017 Vote Record. CalChamber is a non-profit organization representing more than 14,000 companies of all […]

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Our Backyard Friends

By   /  November 6, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Assemblymember Marie Waldron… California is a great state with a rich diversity of native wildlife.  In the mid-1980’s, I took Project Wildlife training as a native songbird rehabilitator, and have rescued many orphaned baby birds or injured adults through the decades. This session my AB 1031, signed into law, creates the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Fund setting […]

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Senate GOP Leader Patricia Bates Earns Perfect Score

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association for Defending Taxpayers Score Shows Commitment to Protecting Californians from Higher Taxes SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (Laguna Niguel) today announced that she received a perfect 100 percent score (“A” grade) from the nonpartisan Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) in its 2017 Legislative Report Card. HJTA is one of the […]

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Health Insurance Market Opens Today

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

  The federal government will spend $10 million to advertise open enrollment for health insurance this year, whereas CoveredCA will spend $110 million on marketing and navigators. (Goir/IStockPhoto) SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The annual open-enrollment period for the state health-insurance marketplace starts today, and its backers say the deals are out there despite all the changes coming […]

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Combating the Drug Epidemic

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Assemblymember Marie Waldron …Last week I participated in a prescription drug abuse forum at Valley Center High School. Representatives from North County Mental Health, the Sheriff’s Department, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the F.B.I. discussed this growing problem. My initial experience with this issue was during my involvement with the San Diego County […]

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CA Children’s Health Insurance at Risk as Congress Fails to Fund It

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It’s been almost a month since Congress let funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program run out – and now, the State of California says the program known as CHIP will go broke at the end of December. The California Department of Healthcare Services says this unprecedented situation will require some hard decisions […]

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Fire Resource Survey Needs Your Quick Response

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  State and National  /  1 Comment

Fire season is fast approaching and as we prepare for the possibility of fire in our neighborhoods, I want to take a moment to learn from you how the state can best assist you. Would you please take this short survey to let me know what would be most helpful to you? Thank you in advance for […]

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Senator Patricia Bates Encourages Residents to Discard Unneeded Medicines on October 28th

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

SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) encourages residents to discard their unneeded prescription medications by participating in the 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day which takes place on Saturday, October 28th. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) sponsors the biannual event, which aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs.   “With the […]

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Calif. Makes Progress Against Child Poverty; Racial Disparities Persist

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California has improved child well-being significantly since 2014 – but still needs to shrink the severe racial disparities that persist, according to a new report. The “2017 Race for Results” report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation comes out every three years and the latest, the second in the series, shows the changing […]

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Legislation for California

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron  …This session ending September 15th, 977 bills were submitted to Governor Brown for approval. He signed 859 bills, and I am pleased that seven bills that I authored were included in this total. My legislation includes AB 4, sponsored by Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin, to deter online voter fraud by requiring notification […]

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Northern CA Firestorm: Report Says Get Used to It

By   /  October 19, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SANTA ROSA, CA. — The death toll has risen to 42 in the massive fires that raged through Santa Rosa, Napa and Sonoma over the past week – and a new report says California can expect more of these megafires in the years to come.  Researchers from the National Wildlife Federation noted that in parts of California, fire […]

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Cities, Counties Praise Gov. Brown’s Veto of SB 649

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

Governor’s Action Protects Local Control, and Prioritizes Local Services Over Telecom Profits.  Sacramento, CA — Local leaders from throughout California praised Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of a measure that would have gutted local control and put the interests of the wireless industry over those of California residents. A broad coalition of cities, counties, environmental, labor and consumer […]

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Water for Tribal Lands

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron  …Indian Tribes in our arid region need access to reliable water to continue to live on  reservation lands.   This session, I jointly authored  Assembly bill 1361 with Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D – Coachella) , to streamline water deliveries to Indian reservations throughout California. The bill allows water districts to enter into voluntary […]

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Assemblywoman Waldron, Announces Signature of Bill to Increase Genomic Testing for Breast Cancer Patients 

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

SACRAMENTO- Governor Brown has signed AB 1386 authored by Assemblywoman Marie Waldron (R-Escondido), which will help save the lives of women newly diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer. “Women with newly diagnosed breast or ovarian cancer who are at high risk for having a BRCA genetic mutation often don’t get genetic testing, or even a chance […]

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