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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.
California Republicans have introduced a new package of environmental bills to prevent wildfires, promote better forest management, support public transit, expand a state park, and tackle energy challenges. Republican Leader Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) submitted a budget request letter to secure funding to manage vegetation growth near streets and roads to reduce the likelihood of sparks from vehicles igniting it and causing brushfires. Her letter will be considered by budget subcommittees this spring. “We need to make sure we are better prepared for natural disasters,” Waldron said in the…
Asm. Marie Waldron is one of the most influential Republican legislators in Sacramento. She serves as the Republican Leader in the California Assembly. Asm. Waldron represents the 75th legislative district, which runs from Temecula to Escondido along the I-15 corridor. She also serves on the Assembly Health Committee.
SACRAMENTO —  As Gov. Gavin Newsom ratchets up California’s response to climate change, Republicans and even some in his own party are lashing out at his plans to tap into billions of dollars in gas taxes and vehicle fees earmarked for transportation projects. .... Kim said the executive order is the beginning of discussions on developing a plan to meet climate change goals. But those assurances have not satisfied critics, including Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron of Escondido. “Secretary Kim is deceiving the people of California,” Waldron said. “How can he say he’s not raiding…
As part of Behavioral Health Action’s in-depth interview series called Behavioral Health Champions, we had the opportunity to sit down with Assemblymember Marie Waldron to talk about the behavioral health crisis in California.