Republicans Call on Gov to Do Better for DD Community

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California has been transitioning from residential to community-based care for people with developmental disabilities, with the state is expecting to see substantial cost savings.  While Gov. Newsom’s budget proposal diverts that money to pay for other state programs, Republicans want to provide a secure source of funding for some of the most vulnerable people in the state.  We are calling on …

Working in the District

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This session my legislative package deals with public safety, healthcare, government efficiency, job creation, business assistance and rebuilding after the recent fires.  Even with Republicans being in the super-minority, it is possible to work on issues and get things done.  Only some of my bills are highlighted here. Public safety bills include AB 2720, reducing recidivism rates by providing more …

Public Safety – Job 1

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Loopholes that allow convicted rapists and human traffickers to walk free before completing their sentences must be closed; criminal use and possession of firearms must be reined in. Thousands of cases of sex trafficking are reported in the U.S. each year. Unfortunately, San Diego County has been identified as a major hub for this despicable criminal enterprise. That’s why I’m …

Breaking Barriers to Fight Poverty

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Last week I joined Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Imperial County) to advocate for $25 million to fund our “Breaking Barriers” for career tech education initiative. Last year, as a principal co-author for Assembly Bill 1111, we worked to help vulnerable populations obtain important middle skills jobs to meet the growing economy. Under AB 1111, Local Workforce Development Boards partner with community-based …

California’s Dam Delays

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Recently I toured Oroville Dam, in Northern California, with other legislators to get a firsthand look at repairs underway. Fortunately, though almost 200,000 people downstream were evacuated during the dam spillway break last year, a major disaster was averted.  Escondido has two dams, one at Lake Dixon and one at Lake Wohlford.  My district also has parts of Lake Hodges …