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Assemblymember Marie Waldron – This is Avocado Country

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron …Avocados are one of California’s signature crops. Though only five California counties have significant acreage, thestate produces over 90% of the nation’s avocados. Hard to grow, sensitive to extreme weather and to a variety of pests, acreage is largely limited to San Diego, Riverside, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, […]

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Senate Republican Leader Bates’ Statement On Passing Of Senator John McCain

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

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) released the following statement today on the passing of United States Senator John McCain (R-Arizona): “America has lost a patriot and public servant in Senator McCain. He served our country with honor on the battlefields of Vietnam and in the arena of politics. His proven commitment of putting country first […]

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Assembly Blocks Sen. Patricia Bates’ School Safety Bill

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

  SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after the Assembly Appropriations Committee refused to approve her Senate Bill 1203 that requires most K-12 schools to have policies on hand for conducting lockdown drills. The Senate approved SB 1203 on a bipartisan vote last May, but recent actions by the Assembly Appropriations Committee effectively killed the […]

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Senator Anderson Receives The Prestigious Bravo-Zulu Award

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  State and National  /  1 Comment

I am so proud to share some good news with you. So often, I have to report how the state is going the wrong direction. Today, I am happy to share that I received the Bravo-Zulu award from the American GI Forum of California. The American GI Forum of California is a Congressionally chartered Hispanic […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Legislature Must Act on Fires

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron … This past year some of the worst wildfires in California history have killed 52 people, destroyed thousands of homes and scorched an area larger than greater Los Angeles. Surviving the Cedar (273,246 acres/ 2,820 structures), Witch (197,990 acres/ 1,650 structures), Cocos, Paradise and Lilac fires in San Diego has taught us a lot. Helping victims […]

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Senate Republican Leader Bates and Senator Nielsen Issue Statement on Potential Wildfire Legislation

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

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Chair of the Senate Republican Caucus, Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), released a joint statement on potential wildfire legislation: “We believe it is in the best interest of the public for the Legislature to defer discussion of inverse condemnation to a later time. The Legislature should instead focus on […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Earning RESPECT

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron …R.E.S.P.E.C.T: Responsibility, Ethics, Strength, Perseverance, Education, Courage and Trustworthiness. Those are the qualities the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, through a collaborative effort that involves community groups, faith-based organizations, business and community leaders, is trying to instill in North County’s at-risk teens. A character building and mentoring program serving North County, the […]

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Senate Republican Leader Bates Responds to Rejection of DMV Audit

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after a request to audit the California Department of Motor Vehicles failed to pass today during a hearing of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee: “Fixing the DMV is not a partisan issue, but a California issue affecting people who have to spend an entire […]

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Senator Bates “There’s No Good Excuse For DMV Lines This Long”

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – In an editorial published in today’s Sacramento Bee, the editorial board states that the California Department of Motor Vehicles already has received $16.6 million dollars from the Legislature this June and giving the state agency more money isn’t a smart move unless “it will make a real difference.” Instead, the editorial board agrees with […]

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Sen. Patricia Bates’ Bill Will Give Californians Relief from Long DMV Lines

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

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to provide some relief to Californians who have to wait for hours at their local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office to conduct routine business, Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) will propose urgency legislation that will give an additional 90 days on all license renewals set to expire this year. Her bill […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – First 5: In Our District

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron …In 1998, Proposition 10 established the First 5 program to provide early childhood development programs and services in each of California’s 58 counties. With 90% of brain development occurring by age 5, the importance of early childhood development cannot be overstated. The First 5 program focuses on four main areas: health, learning, […]

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Senator Bates Partners with CHP to Offer Driver Safety Course

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Vista, CA …Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) will partner with the California Highway Patrol to promote a driver safety course titled, “Age Well, Drive Smart.”  The two-hour safety driving class is free and geared toward drivers who are 55 years of age and older. The refresher course is meant to cover the rules of the road, […]

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Senator Bates Responds to California Water Commission’s Announcement to Fund Water Storage  

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

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel)issued the following statement after the California Water Commission announced its approval to allocate $2.7 billion to build a variety of water storage projects using funds from Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. “Four years ago, voters overwhelmingly approved Prop. 1. Since then, the […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Getting Ready to be Counted

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron ….The first national census was taken in 1790 and we’re gearing up for the next one in 2020. There’s a lot riding on the census. For one thing, Congressional representation is based on an accurate count, and distribution of around $65 billion in federal funding will be heavily impacted by the census. […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Water Mismanagement

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Assemblymember Marie Waldron — So can you live on 55 gallons of water a day?   No one can.  Legislation just enacted broadens authority of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), an unelected, unaccountable board. The new mandates establish an indoor water use budget of 55 gallons/day for all Californians until 2025, reduced to 50 […]

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Senator Bates to Host Resource Fair for Military Veterans

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

With Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton located in Oceanside and in the heart of California Senate District 36th, Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) will host a resource fair for veterans at the Veterans Association of North County (VANC). Camp Pendleton is the major West Coast base of the United States Marine Corps and when many of the […]

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Assemblymember Waldron, Announces Signature Of Bill To Reduce Spread of HIV And AIDS

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

Assemblymember Waldron —  Sacramento, CA-Today Governor Brown signed AB 1791, by Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R-Escondido), to help reduce the further spread of HIV & AIDS in California communities.  This legislation recommends the Medical Board look at primary care continuing education in lifesaving treatments and protocols to prevent new HIV infections.  Currently there is no requirement […]

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Assemblymember Waldron: California’s Economic Prosperity

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Though California is the world’s 5th largest economy, we must expand economic prosperity. With over 20% of our population living below the poverty line, we have the nation’s highest poverty rate. Our skilled labor shortage means that high-paying jobs often go unfilled and our job creation infrastructure, including career tech education, is lacking. […]

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Landscape Transformation Program 

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

San Diego County homeowners can receive $2.75 per square foot to replace their water-wasting turf lawns with sustainable landscaping under a new program in Southern California.  The new Landscape Transformation Program was announced this week by both the San Diego County Water Authority and the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District. “Over the past few years, the water authority has helped […]

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California, Cities Worldwide Push Automakers to Future Without Emissions

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

LOS ANGELES – Businesses, cities and the state of California are using their collective power to push automakers toward an electric future. This week, the Climate Group, an international organization dedicated to fighting global climate change, launched the “Zero Emission Vehicle Challenge” in cities around the world, including Los Angeles, London, New York and Paris. Lauren […]

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