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DMV updates are on the way

The Department of Motor Vehicles has been in the news a lot recently. Problems have included long wait times, computer crashes and voter registration errors. The DMV is just one... — Updated 11/9/2018


Intellectual and developmental disabilities matter

As a member of the bipartisan Assembly Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, chaired by Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D – Fairfield, I invite you to... — Updated 11/1/2018


Affordable California?

Upset about the high cost of living in California? Some call it the “Sunshine Tax,” the price residents pay to live here, but that price has become unbearable. Families,... — Updated 10/25/2018


Health care access matters

Access to affordable health care, keeping your own doctor, covering pre-existing conditions, expanding mental health and substance use disorder treatments and children’s health... — Updated 10/19/2018


Business matters

California is the world’s fifth largest economy, but when our cost of living is considered, we have the nation’s highest poverty rate and some of the nation’s highest taxes... — Updated 9/27/2018


Improve health care access

CHBRP is a strange sounding acronym for an important program providing Californians with better health care policy at lower costs. The California Health Benefit Review Program... — Updated 9/21/2018


Rebuilding after the Lilac Fire

Last December’s Lilac Fire that devastated 4,100 acres in the Bonsall/Fallbrook area of my district, destroyed over 157 structures, including 75 manufactured/modular homes in... — Updated 9/13/2018


Focus on first responders

California’s recent fires remind residents of the importance of direct, rapid and coordinated response during emergencies. The safety of first responders can be seriously... — Updated 9/6/2018


Legislature must act on wildfires

This past year some of the worst wildfires in California history have killed 52 people, destroyed thousands of homes and scorched an area larger than greater Los Angeles. Surviving... — Updated 8/22/2018


First 5 program reaches families

In 1998, Proposition 10 established the First 5 program to provide early childhood development programs and services in each of California’s 58 counties. With 90 percent of brain... — Updated 8/10/2018


Water conservation bill to limit Californians 55 gallons per day

So, can you live on 55 gallons of water a day? No one can. Legislation just enacted broadens authority of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), an unelected, unaccountabl... — Updated 7/27/2018


California's economic prosperity

Though California is the world’s fifth largest economy, we must expand economic prosperity. With over 20 percent of our population living below the poverty line, we have the... — Updated 7/18/2018


Help the local citrus economy

California’s fresh-market citrus producers are working hard to prevent being affected by a disease called huanglongbing or citrus greening disease. The disease, for which there... — Updated 7/5/2018


Public safety is job number one

Loopholes that allow convicted rapists and human traffickers to walk free before completing their sentences must be closed; criminal use and possession of firearms must be reined... — Updated 6/20/2018


Fire communities work together

I have been appointed to a new Select Committee on Natural Disaster Response, Recovery and Rebuilding, co-chaired by Assemblymembers Marc Levine, D-Marin, for the Santa Rosa Fire,... — Updated 5/24/2018


Animals need advocacy too

Most people love animals and want to see that they are treated humanely. That’s why I’m supporting several bills this session that will help ensure the safety and well-being of... — Updated 5/18/2018


Have better roads without higher taxes

Even before the recent increase, Californians were paying some of the highest gasoline taxes in the United States. Despite this cost, the state’s highways were consistently rated... — Updated 5/10/2018


Getting sensible about public safety

Recent changes in California’s criminal statutes resulting from passage of Propositions 47 and 57 have reclassified many serious crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. These... — Updated 5/3/2018 Full story


Holocaust Remembrance Day

I am honored to recognize Bernard `Bernie’ Zelkowitz, a Temecula resident and a actual survivor of the Holocaust, at this year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day in the State... — Updated 4/19/2018


California advocates for the developmentally disabled

The Assembly Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities works to ensure the rights and dignity of all Californians with developmental disabilities through... — Updated 4/12/2018


Safeguarding schools is top priority

School safety has to be the first priority. That’s why I introduced Assembly Bill 1983 requiring local school districts to collaborate with local law enforcement to create... — Updated 4/6/2018


Breaking barriers to escape poverty

This week I joined Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Imperial County) to advocate for $25 million to fund our “Breaking Barriers” for career tech education initiative.  Last... — Updated 3/31/2018


California's Craft Brewery Economy

When people think about major San Diego economic drivers, they look to the military, tourism, biotech and in North County, probably agriculture, including wineries. But they... — Updated 3/22/2018


Bi-partisanship grows in Sacramento

Representing everyone in my district and creating solutions that work for all requires working together with my colleagues of both parties in the Legislature. This session I joined... — Updated 3/14/2018


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