Honoring California’s peace officers

The annual ceremony at the California Peace Officer’s Memorial honoring officers killed in the line of duty was held in Capitol Park in Sacramento last week.  Over 3,000 men and women in uniform traveled to Sacramento to attend, including Governor Jerry Brown, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and other state officials. The ceremony which includes a […]

The clock is ticking

This year over 2,800 bills, an excessive number in my view, were introduced in Sacramento. Many have a fiscal impact, which means they must be referred to the Appropriations Committee, the last stop for fiscal bills before they are presented to the full Assembly or Senate for a final floor vote. With so many bills […]

Health Opinion: Political activists deliberately distort the GOP’s take on health care, says AMAC

Association of Mature American Citizens Special to Valley News WASHINGTON, DC – “The impotence and the impudence of obstructionists on the issue of “Obamacare” came to the fore earlier this week when spokesman Jonathan Gruber had the nerve to once again tell a bald-faced lie on national TV,” says Dan Weber, president of the Association […]

Sacramento Democrats push through largest gas tax increase in state history

Sen. Mike Morrell Special to Valley News In April, Democratic leaders forced through the state Legislature $5.2 billion annually in new and permanent taxes on drivers across California, amounting to the largest gas tax increase in state history. For years, the majority party in Sacramento has refused to make our state’s aging infrastructure a spending […]

Awareness of genetic testing saves lives

Getting a diagnosis of cancer can be scary and uncertain. As a member of the Assembly Health Committee, I am seeking ways to improve access to new and innovative treatments, cures and therapies to prevent diseases and save lives. This session I introduced Assembly Bill 1386, establishing a women’s health pilot program to raise awareness […]

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