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Waves reach Latinos But AC College Graduation Rates Lag – English/Spanish

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

SACRAMENT,  Calif. – The number of Latinos in California universities is booming – but their graduation rates are still far from other groups, according to a recent report. Georgetown University researchers found that 12 percent of Latinos have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared with 43 percent of whites and 24 percent of blacks. Audrey Down, […]

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Help is Only an App Away!

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

 Assemblymember Marie Waldron ….Getting help or information from government agencies can often be time-consuming and frustrating. Figuring out what agency to call, and suffering through busy signals and multi-layered automated phone directories can make you forget the reason you called in the first place! But now you can get help by simply downloading an App through […]

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Making a Difference

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron…Our wonderful 75th Assembly district is chock full of amazing people who make a difference in the lives of others every day.  Here are just some examples. Angel Society of Fallbrook funded through the Angel Thrift Shop downtown, has provided over $3.6 million in grants since 1978, including $50,000 for library reconstruction. Last […]

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Urge Governor: Veto Leave Mandate for Small Business

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging members to ask the Governor to veto a job killer bill mandating that small businesses provide a new protected leave of absence. Last week, the Legislature sent SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. The CalChamber and a coalition of business groups and local chambers of […]

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Community Open House with Colonel Rocky J. Chavez

By   /  September 28, 2017  /  State and National  /  1 Comment

Innovation High School invites you to a Community Open House with Colonel Rocky J. Chavez, Assemblyman 76th District On Tuesday October 3, join this Community Open House with Colonel Rocky J. Chavez, Assemblyman 76th District, hosted by Innovation High School San Diego at the Vista Learning Center. – Listen to Assemblyman Chavez speak about Education and answer questions […]

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Public Comment Ends On Effort to Weaken Water Protections

By   /  September 28, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Wednesday was the last day to comment on a Trump administration proposal to repeal the Obama-era Clean Water Rule, which sought to clarify that federal protections apply to smaller streams and seasonal creeks, not just larger waterways. The rule currently is on hold in the courts and Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency wants to scrap […]

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Governor Signs Bill to Move Up California’s Presidential Primary

By   /  September 28, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

California is likely to become a major player in the 2020 Presidential primaries after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday to move the date to March. The so-called “Prime Time Primary Act” moves the statewide primary to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March for both presidential and non-presidential election years. California’s […]

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Anderson 360 News Update: September 11th Edition

By   /  September 28, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

On September 11, 2001 approximately 2,977 lives were lost due to the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines flight 93. It is critical that we never forget the victims that lost their lives, and those first responders who sacrificed themselves to save the lives of others. We are so lucky […]

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A Few Good Bills

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron … There are good bills amidst the hundreds of bills awaiting the Governor’s signature. Helping local school districts save for special projects or financial emergencies was impacted by a cap that was placed on school reserves in 2014. This year, I supported SB 751, by Senators J Hill, (D – San Mateo), and […]

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Senior Advocates Press Governor to Sign Housing Bill

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Senior advocates are asking Gov. Jerry Brown to do something about the housing crisis – and are pushing him to start by signing Senate Bill 2. The bill would increase the fee for recording certain types of real estate documents, excluding the sale of commercial and residential property. It would raise about $250 million […]

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The Legislature Has Adjourned

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron … As the 2017 legislative session closes, I am pleased that most of my bill package received overwhelming support, and three of my bills have already been signed into law by Governor Brown. Six of my bills are on the Governor’s desk, including AB 1386, a Legislative Woman’s Caucus priority bill to raise awareness for […]

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September is California Heroes Month

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

There are many everyday heroes all around us — teachers, firefighters, soldiers, volunteers working to improve our communities, and even the young man or woman who helped their fellow citizen carry their groceries. Daisy Tate, Executive Director of the Veterans Supplemental Support Network (VSSN), wanted to make sure these heroes were given the recognition that […]

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Assemblymember Waldron: A New Initiative On Drugs

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

   Assemblymember Marie Waldron …. I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to join the coordinating committee of a 5-year Stanford Neurosciences Institute initiative to foster collaboration between scientists and policymakers focused on drug addiction. The Stanford initiative will be national in scope, with committee members tasked to develop plans for its launch, […]

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CA Patients, Workers Push Bill to Reform Dialysis Treatment

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

LOS ANGELES – Dialysis centers up and down the state are drawing protests this week from patients and health-care workers who support a bill to require clinics to improve patient care. Senate Bill 349 would mandate higher staffing levels and annual state inspections of dialysis clinics. Sean Wherley, the spokesperson for the union that represents some dialysis […]

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Senate Approves Bill Co-Authored by Sen. Bates to Help Level Campaign Playing Field

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

  SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate yesterday unanimously approved Senate Bill 45 (Mendoza) that would prohibit taxpayer-paid mass mailings from being sent to constituents within 60 days preceding an election by or on behalf of a state or local candidate running for office. The bill is co-authored by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates and will head to Governor Jerry Brown’s […]

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Anderson – Chinese Government Interference Shelves Human Rights Resolution

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SJR 10 condemns Chinese Government for violating human rights of Falun Gong Practitioners .  American Spectator story describes how Senate Pro-Tem De Leon pulled SJR 10 from Senate Floor after communist government weighed in. Sacramento – A story published in The American Spectator today explores how Senate Pro Tem De Leon killed Anderson’s SJR 10 by shelving it […]

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Bates Issues Statement on Passage of Bill Diluting North County’s Voice on Transportation Issues

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Senate Republican Leader Bates Issues Statement on Passage of Bill Diluting North County’s Voice on Transportation Issues SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today approved Assembly Bill 805 (Gonzalez Fletcher) that would change the governing structure of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). It would concentrate decision-making over all regional transportation funds in San Diego County […]

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Native American Day September 22nd

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Assemblymember Marie Waldron … I am pleased to be a capitol sponsor of the upcoming 50th Native American Day celebration scheduled for September 22 on the South Steps of the State Capitol. This year’s event will celebrate Tribal Sovereignty to recognize the authority of indigenous tribes to govern themselves within our nation’s borders. 18 reservations lie within San Diego […]

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Memorial Ceremony for the 16th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks to be Held at Grossmont College

By   /  September 3, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

EL CAJON – The Office of California State Senator Joel Anderson and Grossmont College are co-hosting a memorial ceremony to honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. Bill Hay, a 9/11 survivor will be speaking at the event. 2,977 flags will be set up by volunteers the day before to represent the […]

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Human Rights Activists Condemn Chinese Government for Forced Organ Harvesting

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Rally in Support of Sen. Anderson’s SJR 10 Included Falun Gong Practitioners Who Escaped Torture in Chinese Prisons Sacramento – Human Rights activists gathered at the State Capitol this morning to support Senator Anderson’s SJR 10 which condemns the Chinese Government’s human rights violations against Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) practitioners. Anderson said, “It’s always been part […]

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