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 By Marie Waldron    Letters 

"Legislative Follies"

Gas prices are rising again and some are predicting $7 gas by this summer. We can’t let that happen. The Governor has called a Special Joint Legislative Session to deal with the problem, but the proposals on the table would make matters worse. According to the California Energy... — Updated 3/16/2023

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"Immediate Action is Needed"

Gas prices are rising again and Californians need relief. Completely eliminating our highest-in-the-nation gas tax would be an important step, but that’s a non-starter as far as the Sacramento majority is concerned. But, with the Governor’s approval, other steps can be taken i... — Updated 3/14/2023

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"Missing Indigenous People"

San Diego County has more tribal governments than any other county in the nation. Since these communities are all located within the 75th Assembly District, tribal issues are very important to me, especially regarding their safety and prosperity. With approximately 110 federally... — Updated 3/6/2023

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"Natural Gas, Oil, and the California Public Utilities Commission"

For years, California has had the nation’s highest energy costs. Recent price increases for natural gas have added to the misery, and have led to renewed interest in the California Public Utilities Commission, which has held hearings on the price increases under its authority... — Updated 2/24/2023

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"Safety is Government's Responsibility"

Public safety should be the government’s top priority. That’s why I’m supporting a new legislative initiative in Sacramento that will enhance public safety by restoring felony penalties for many crimes now plaguing California. Obviously, serious crimes demand serious consequ... — Updated 2/10/2023

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"Committee Assignments"

Most business of the Legislature is conducted by committees. Committees have jurisdiction over specific policy areas, and usually have a Democratic chair and Republican vice chair. Most legislation must pass several committees before a final vote on the Assembly floor. This... — Updated 2/2/2023

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"Capitol Schedule for 2023"

On January 4, 80 Assemblymembers and 40 Senators returned to Sacramento for the 2023 – 24 legislative session. Hundreds of bills will be introduced over the coming weeks. Most won’t be controversial, and many will probably never become law. Most bills must be submitted to the... — Updated 1/17/2023

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"Legislative Priorities for 2023"

California is increasingly unaffordable. We have the nation’s most expensive housing and the highest energy costs. We must reform policies that increase costs and impose burdensome fees on every home built, including rental units, making it difficult or impossible to find a... — Updated 1/6/2023