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We’ve adjourned

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The 2021-2022 legislative session is history, we adjourned around 1:30 a.m. on September 1. As usual, some of the most significant legislation was delayed...
Marie Waldron

Restoring California’s Failing Mental Health Programs

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California’s mental health system is struggling to keep up with demand. Those seriously in need of treatment are trapped in a rotating cycle that...
Marie Waldron

We have water – Let’s use it

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California is once again in a serious drought, the second in a decade. It is a recurring problem in the arid West, but even...
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Supporting Veterans

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Our veterans have never failed us, but sometimes we fail them. Adrian Darren Bonar, a U.S. Army veteran, is a tragic example.  After serving...
Marie Waldron

More work to do

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We’re in the last month of a two-year legislative session. During August, we’ll be voting on approximately 1,200 bills, over 500 in the Assembly...
Marie Waldron

Spending taxpayer dollars wisely

California’s spending priorities are often seriously out-of-whack. We spend billions on a bullet train to nowhere that few will ever ride, yet we refuse...
Marie Waldron

Don’t crash the economy

Supply chain problems have been negatively impacting California and the rest of the nation for months. Look at any new car lot and you...
Marie Waldron

Equity for Tribal firefighters

Tribal fire departments are an integral part of California’s wildfire defense. The growing cooperation between Cal Fire, and local and tribal fire departments throughout...
Marie Waldron

Budget bright spots

Last week, the governor and his supermajority allies in the Legislature agreed on final budget trailer bills for the new fiscal year. Spending will...
Marie Waldron

Another problem for agriculture

California agriculture produces one-third of the country’s vegetables, two-thirds of its fruits and nuts, and generates around $50 billion in annual revenue. We are...