Beginning a Big Year for CA

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     The State Legislature returns on January 6 to complete the second half of the 2019-2020 session. 120 California legislators – 80 Assemblymembers and 40 Senators — will assemble in the State Capitol to begin work on some of the most consequential issues that have faced our state.      It’s likely that around 3,000 bills will be introduced …

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 …

People Helping People in the 75th AD

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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 year’s philanthropy totaled a record $178,150 to …

CA’s 50th Native American Day

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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. Bo Mazzetti, Chairman of both the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians and the Southern California Tribal Chairman’s Association is a lead organizer of the event. This year’s event will celebrate Tribal Sovereignty …

Costly “Free” Healthcare

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If you think health care is expensive now just wait until it’s free… Government run healthcare, known as “single payer healthcare for all”,  proposed for CA under SB 562 will cost $400 BILLION A YEAR!  That’s more than twice the entire state budget!  Costing around $22,000 for every employed person in California – that’s a massive new tax to pay …

Agriculture is Vital

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Last week at the San Diego County Farm Bureau’s annual installation/awards celebration in Fallbrook, I was proud to recognize Gary Crouch with an Assembly Resolution honoring him as “Farmer of the Year”. The honor is well-deserved. As the owner of Mountain Meadow Mushrooms, Gary has been active in the Farm Bureau for decades and was one of the first to …

Gas Tax Hike Leaves California Drivers Hosed at The Pump

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Hosed at the pump. That’s the message from Gov. Jerry Brown and his Sacramento allies as they passed Senate Bill 1, imposing massive tax increases on California’s motorists. Our worn out roads are a direct result of failed leadership and broken promises, not a lack of money. Californians already pay among the highest fuel and vehicle fees in the nation. …

Helping Our Seniors

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According to the US Census Bureau, by 2030, one in five Americans is projected to be 65 and over. Since seniors make up such a large segment of District 75, my office is continuously involved in reaching out to the senior community to provide valuable information and hands-on assistance. We share valuable resources on Senior Safety tips and how to …

Supporting Our Veterans

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Though many government programs impacting our country’s veterans originate at the federal level, whenever possible I will continue to support state initiatives to improve the lives of California’s large, growing veterans population. With well over 200,000 veterans calling this region home, it is also important to encourage and support non-governmental organizations and local businesses when they join together to serve …

Waldron Bill to Address Mental Illness Advances

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SACRAMENTO- Assemblywoman Marie Waldron’s (R-Escondido) bill, Assembly Bill 59, which would extend “Laura’s Law” to help the mentally ill in California, passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee today on a bipartisan vote.     See press release HERE “I am pleased that my bill to continue programs that provide stability for Californians with mental illnesses passed the Judiciary Committee today,” said …

Our District Office Looks Back on 2015

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Looking back on 2015, our office has been extremely busy!  Our work can be both challenging, yet rewarding. Throughout this region, from Escondido and San Marcos to Temecula, there are outstanding citizens, businesses and community organizations that have made a meaningful difference. Over the year, my role in the State Assembly has allowed me to encourage and recognize many outstanding …

Looking Back – 2015

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One of the major joys in serving as an Assemblymember is assisting constituents in their dealings with state agencies. Now that the end of the year is approaching, it’s a good time to remember some of the ways my office has assisted residents of the 75th Assembly District over the past year. Sometimes, we have been able to help keep …

Assembly Republican Leader Names Leadership Team

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SACRAMENTO – Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, today announced her leadership team for the 2015-16 legislative session, selecting a group of Assembly Republican Caucus members from across California. “I’m honored to have an exceptional group of Republican members serve on the caucus’ leadership team,” said Olsen. “We will work closely together to build a strong caucus operation and to promote …

Waldron Receives “A” Rating from NRA

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Today, Marie Waldron, State Assemblywoman for the 75th AD, (North Inland San Diego County and Southwest Riverside) announced the endorsement of the National Rifle Association and the rating of “A” on protecting the Second Amendment. Serving on the Assembly Public Safety committee for two years, Waldron has been a staunch supporter of the right of citizens to keep and bear …

High Tech Hacking Bill Signed

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The threat cyber criminals pose to our computer-dependent world cannot be overstated. Our society benefits greatly from Internet technology, whether we use it to pay bills, monitor our health or communicate with friends, family or government agencies. However, those benefits come with risks which must be addressed. That’s why I introduced Assembly Bill 1649, which creates a new crime in …