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Senator Anderson to Recognize Outstanding Citizens & Presents $15,400 Donation To Volunteers In Medicine

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

EL CAJON – California State Senator Joel Anderson organized a series of events to award outstanding community members and present a local non-profit medical clinic with vision care vouchers for uninsured patients. Event #1 Senate resolution presentations WHAT: Anderson presents resolutions to local leaders in school, church, and media. WHO: Senator Anderson, GUHSD Board Member Dr. Gary […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – I-15 Traffic Relief

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Assemblymember Marie Waldron — Anyone who regularly drives I-15 in Riverside or northern San Diego County knows bumper-to-bumper traffic can be the norm, especially during rush hour. The City of Temecula has organized task force meetings called `Move I-15 Through Temecula Valley’ to bring together stakeholders from planning groups and government agencies, including my office. We are happy […]

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Senator Bates’ Driver Safety Classes with CHP Draw Close to 500 Attendees

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

SACRAMENTO – Nearly 500 senior citizens from South Orange County packed two different venues earlier this week to attend “Age Well, Drive Smart,” a driver safety course hosted by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) in partnership with the California Highway Patrol. Due to the popularity of previous classes held in Carlsbad and Vista, communities  represented […]

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At Anderson’s Urging, Governor Vetoes Eight Bills

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

Anderson sent veto requests on bills that infringe on First and Second Amendment rights, impose tax increases, and create a sanctuary for illegal drug use. SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown vetoed the following bills after Senator Joel Anderson sent letters requesting his veto: SB 320 requires each public university student health center, as defined, to offer abortion by […]

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Anderson Works Across the Aisle – Improve Justice System, California’s Small Businesses, & Public Safety

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

Four bills Anderson authored with Democrats became law over the weekend. SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown has signed SB 1437, AB 237, SB 215, and AB 1065 which are bills authored by Democrats that State Senator Joel Anderson signed onto as a joint author or co-author. —SB 1437 (Felony Murder Rule Fix) – Anderson joint authored Senator Nancy […]

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Senator Bates – “No More Hiding in the Shadows for Granny Flats”

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

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 1226, authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), was recently signed into law and will assist property owners who have existing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) or “granny flats.” SB 1226 will make changes to laws governing residential properties and direct the California Building Standards Commission (BSC) to adopt a building standard that would clarify […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Preserving Our Regional Jewel

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

 Assemblymember Marie Waldron — The Santa Margarita River Preserve in Fallbrook is a unique bit of Southern California landscape in my Assembly District that will remain wild and free in perpetuity.  Having hiked along the river trail system many times, I was very happy to assist in obtaining the funding that allows the transfer of the property […]

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Senator Anderson Presents Certificates of Recognition to Veterans Organizations Board Members

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

SAN DIEGO— On Sunday, September 22nd State Senator Joel Anderson presented members of the United Veterans Council of San Diego, the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park, and the Marine Corps League with Senate certificates of recognition for their commitment to the wellbeing of San Diego veterans. These organizations have given a voice to veterans issues […]

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At Anderson’s Urging, Governor Vetoes Two Assembly Bills

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

AB 2314 and AB 2888 would have impacted the individuals that need caregiving and Second Amendment Rights, respectively. SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown has vetoed two bills, AB 2134 and AB 2888, which Senator Joel Anderson sent letters to Brown asking him to veto. Anderson argued in his letter to Brown regarding AB 2134 that the bill “serves only […]

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Lilac Fire Victims Invite Legislators for a Celebration of Community Recovery

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

FALLBROOK – On Saturday, a local ceremony will honor first responders that battled the Lilac Fire last year and celebrate the recovery of the community. Senator Joel Anderson and Assemblymember Marie Waldron will receive recognition from the Rancho Monserate community for successfully passing legislation that allows them to rebuild their homes. Assembly Bill 1943 was […]

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Senator Bates Hosts Driver Safety Classes In Orange County

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

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) is partnering with the California Highway Patrol to host two separate driver safety courses titled “Age Well, Drive Smart” in Orange County. This is a second in a series of classes that are offered in the 36th Senate District.  Due to their popularity, the two courses in Orange County quickly filled up […]

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Senator Bates Issues Statement on Investigation of Senator Joel Anderson

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

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after the Senate Rules Committee released the results of an investigation involving Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine): “In the wake of troubling allegations made against several legislators, last year I called on the Joint Rules Committee to initiate a bipartisan and bicameral review of the […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron – Business Matters

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron … California is the world’s fifth largest economy, but when our cost of living is considered, we have the nation’s highest poverty rate and some of the nation’s highest taxes and most stringent regulations. We are also considered one of least business-friendly states. For many working men and women, the “Golden State” has […]

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Senator Bates – Legislation to Increase Opioid Preventative Education Becomes Law

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

  SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 1109, authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), was recently signed into law. SB 1109 will promote opioid preventative education and educate the public, especially young people and student athletes, by explaining the risk of addiction and overdose from prescription opioids. The San Diego County District Attorney’s office is the sponsor of the […]

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Senate Republican Leader Bates Issues Statement on DMV Audit

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on the ordering of a performance audit of the Department of Motor Vehicles:   “Long wait lines and poor customer service have angered Californians and caused them to lose confidence in the DMV. While the previously proposed audit by the independent State Auditor would […]

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Measure to Promote Neighborhood Electric Vehicles in San Diego County Becomes Law

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

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Bill 1151 was signed into law, which may provide residents in San Diego County with increased mobility choices to move around their communities in neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV).  SB 1151, authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), will authorize San Diego County or any city in the county to establish a Neighborhood Electric Vehicles Transportation […]

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Anderson’s Urging, Governor Brown Vetoes Bill that Limits Access to Democracy

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

Senator Anderson requested Brown to veto AB 1947 which would have made it criminal to pay petition circulators on a per-signature basis. SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown vetoed Assembly Bill 1947 on Tuesday which would have made it a criminal offense to pay petition circulators per signature. Thus, the costs to place a measure on the ballot would increase significantly […]

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California’s DMV Finds Another 3,000 Unintended Voter Registrations

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

“California’s DMV finds another 3,000 unintended voter registrations” SACRAMENTO – Fiascos at California’s Department of Motor Vehicles continue to make headlines. Today, technical issues affected several DMV offices around the state, and now a Los Angeles Times’ article reports that the state agency just uncovered another 3,000 unintended voter registrations. These come on top of the 23,000 […]

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Senator Bates – Another Reason Why the DMV Audit Is Needed

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  State and National  /  1 Comment

The mission of the Department of Motor Vehicles is to license drivers, register vehicles, secure identities and regulate the motor vehicle industry. Given the news reports of outrageous wait times, the DMV is having tremendous difficulty carrying out its most basic duties. But wait, there’s more. Three years ago, California State Senate Republicans foreshadowed a […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Improving Healthcare Access

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

Assemblymember Marie Waldron …CHBRP is a strange sounding acronym for an important program providing Californians with better healthcare policy at lower costs. The California Health Benefit Review Program analyzes healthcare policies for efficiencies and cost effectiveness for the best available healthcare outcomes for patients. A Medi-Cal patient may not be able to access innovative treatments […]

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