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. …