Protecting California wildlife

My Assembly Bill, AB 1031, will help California’s native wildlife receive care and rehabilitation provided by nonprofit organizations throughout the state.  My bill allows taxpayers filing their tax returns to voluntarily `check off’ a specified amount to support the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Fund. On a daily basis, California’s animal rehabilitation organizations rescue injured, sick or orphaned […]

Melendez Names Heather Rawlings 67th Assembly District Woman of the Year

Melendez Names Heather Rawlings 67th Assembly District Woman of the Year

MURRIETA – Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, announced last week, she has named Murrieta resident, Heather Rawlings, as the 67th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year. “Heather has been a champion for businesses in a state that fosters a hostile business climate,” said Melendez. “As someone who has been fighting to bring jobs back to California, it […]

Tiedman named 2017 Woman of the Year

I am honored to name Martha “Marty” Tiedeman my Woman of the Year for 2017. California’s Woman of the Year program was founded 30 years ago to celebrate contributions to society made by our state’s remarkable women. With her long history of dedicated public service, Marty Tiedeman is well-deserving of this recognition. Marty’s public service […]

Protecting seniors from abuse

My Assembly Bill 728 will not allow convictions of elder/dependent adult abuse to be eligible for “expungement.” An expungement proceeding is designed to have the records of a prior conviction destroyed, eliminated or sealed. While current law allows expungement of criminal records under certain circumstances, elder abuse should not be included. San Diego County alone handles approximately […]

Riverside County D.A. Michael Hestrin sees early release of prisoners as serious crime issue

Riverside County D.A. Michael Hestrin sees early release of prisoners as serious crime issue

Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin calls the county’s crime increase “troublesome,” putting the blame squarely on the 2012 prison realignment plan and the 2014 Proposition 47 releasing “non-violent” prisoners early and making any thefts valued under $900 misdemeanors. His views as District Attorney came in his Thursday, March 2, Public Safety Town Hall meeting […]

Rebuilding our transportation infrastructure

Last week I joined my Assembly Republican colleagues to announce introduction of the Traffic Relief and Road Improvement Act (TRRIP). Unlike other proposals you may have heard about, our plan will restore and enhance California’s transportation infrastructure, without raising taxes! Since the 1970s our population has almost doubled, but our highway system has not kept pace. […]

New bill could provide more opportunities to students, underprivileged Californians

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) and Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) recently announced legislation to provide more career opportunities to students and underprivileged Californians as part of the bipartisan “Better Jobs for a Better California” package. Assembly Bill 316 will fund innovative technical career training and employment programs, support organizations to help disadvantaged Californians break through […]

Melendez introduces legislation to preserve billions in federal funding

Melendez introduces legislation to preserve billions in federal funding

SACRAMENTO –Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) introduced legislation last week, AB 536, designed to protect billions of dollars California currently receives in federal funding. “Sacramento Democrats are jeopardizing hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding to score political points while endangering those they’ve been elected to represent,” said Melendez. “A majority of this funding goes […]

Nominations for Senator Stone’s Veterans Service Awards now being accepted

Nominations are now being accepted from individuals and groups for the 2017 Veterans Service Awards presented by State Senator Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County). The awards are given annually to 10 military veterans from the 28th Senate District who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help their fellow veterans and members of […]

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