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Split Roll?

As most people know, Proposition 13 limits annual property tax increases to a maximum of 2 percent each year and continues to save California homeowners money ever since it was over... — Updated 1/17/2019


California legislators go back to 2019 session

The California Capitol saw 120 California legislators assemble Jan. 7, to begin the 2019-2020 session. Almost 3,000 bills will probably be introduced over the next few weeks. Some... — Updated 1/10/2019


Support our students

As the mother of a high school senior who just completed his college applications, I realize the importance of encouraging academic success. That’s why I’m so happy to support... — Updated 1/4/2019


A Capitol Christmas Tradition continues

Holiday celebrations began in the California State Capitol in 1869 when the building first opened. Past governors decorated the Capitol with wreaths and their offices with trees,... — Updated 12/27/2018


Keep it local

When you’re out shopping for that last-minute gift or for someone hard to please, don’t forget to take a look at some of the offerings from our locally owned businesses. From... — Updated 12/20/2018


I am back at it

Last week the state Legislature returned to the state Capitol where I joined Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to welcome our colleagues for a brief and mostly ceremonial session to... — Updated 12/14/2018


Welcome to the Grape State of California

Last week the Assembly Select committee on Wine and also the Governmental Organization Committee met in San Diego to discuss issues facing California’s wine industry. The... — Updated 12/7/2018 Full story


Big changes in Sacramento

The Legislature will convene Dec. 3, for one day to swear in new members and start the 2019-2020 two-year session, that will begin in earnest Jan. 7. Big changes are coming to... — Updated 11/22/2018


Honoring Service and Leadership

Over the past year I have been honored to recognize dozens of organizations and individuals that protect and serve the public, assist those in need, educate our youth and help keep... — Updated 11/16/2018 Full story


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


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