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Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron of Escondido said it was “inconceivable” that the state would raise costs on Californians at this time. “Unemployment continues to rise and all the ways California was unaffordable prior to the pandemic still exist — suspending the gas tax increase is the least that could be done,” Waldron said.
Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron and other California leaders formally requested $1 trillion in federal aid today to assist states and local governments with looming budget crises as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Waldron, as part of a coalition of western state officials led by Gov. Gavin Newsom, is requesting emergency funding to stave off deep cuts to essential services like hospitals, education, fire and police.
Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron of Escondido said the state government can do much to help reduce unemployment by moving faster to restore parts of the economy shuttered by the governor’s stay-at-home order. “The best way to fix this budget crisis is by helping people get back to work safely,” she said.
For Californians desperate to get unemployment assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, the last month has been a perfect storm of failures for a state government with a long history of technology problems. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron of Escondido credits Gov. Gavin Newsom with trying to resolve the problems amid an unprecedented flood of new unemployment claims, but she said technology problems are a “recurring theme” in California state government. “This is unacceptable,” Waldron said of the EDD’s issues with processing claims. “Our constituents need help, and the state’s…
Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron has been appointed to Governor Gavin Newsom’s newly-created Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery. The task force will be focused on California’s economic recovery amid the COVID-19 crisis. Waldron, a small business owner, will serve along former governors, titans of industry and other leaders to help lead Californians through the long recovery ahead. “It is an honor to serve our state during this difficult time,” Waldron said. “As the owner of a small retail manufacturing apparel business for 25 years, I am excited to help hard-working California…
The activities of the staff at Assemblywoman Marie Waldron’s office have shifted into high gear answering constituent calls that are often related to the coronavirus crisis. Mrs. Waldron, who is the Republican leader in Assembly in Sacramento, maintains a district office in Escondido. She reports that over the last two weeks, most of the inquiries from constituents “have been EDD-related, including numerous calls involving filing problems and whether or not coverage for independent contractors and the self-employed is now available.”   Small  business owners have been calling for…
Bringing together leaders across California’s diverse, innovative economic and social sectors to chart a path forward on recovery in the wake of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the formation of a state Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery. Members of the Task Force include Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senate Minority Leader Shannon Grove, Assembly Minority Leader Marie Waldron, former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, Walt Disney Company Executive Chairman Bob Iger, former head of the Small Business Administration Aida …
Marie Waldron, the 75th District member of the Assembly who represents this area wants to honor local individuals or organizations who have stepped up to help those in need.  She said, “The COVID-19 outbreak has presented us with unexpected challenges and hardships, but has also provided many positive examples of people who have selflessly stepped up to answer the call from others in need.” Waldron is asking local residents who know an individual or organization in the 75th district that deserves to be recognized for outstanding community service to submit nominations and stories to…
A bipartisan group of state legislators are urging increased funding for California’s 84 rape crisis centers as reports of sexual assault and domestic violence rise under COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron added, “These centers provide a vital service and we need them now more than ever. I really appreciate Assemblymembers Lackey and Cunningham leadership on this issue and I definitely support RCCs getting the funding they deserve.”
Amid a coronavirus outbreak that’s put California in a state of emergency, the Capitol building in Sacramento will be closed to the public for the weekend and public tours will end. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron urged Newsom and Rendon on Thursday to close the building to the public and postpone all committee hearings until March 31. Waldron asked for staff to be able to work remotely and ensure staff are paid should the Capitol have to close and workers do not have remote capabilities.