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Crime is spiking and what do Legislative Democrats want to do? Revisit a bill that reduces penalties for criminals convicted of the most heinous crimes.  Days after Los Angeles experienced a bloody weekend and media is reporting the staggering uptick in crime, legislative Democrats are revisiting Senate Bill 300 (SB 300), legislation …continue reading

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Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) took a solid swipe at eradicating unemployment insurance fraud and identity theft with the passage of Senate Bill 58 (SB 58) from the Senate Floor, which requires the Employment Development Department (EDD) to stop including full social security numbers on its correspondence. SB 58 is …continue reading

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Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) released the following reactionary statement to Governor Newsom’s May Revision of the California state budget: “The governor has been channeling Oprah all week – where every studio audience member gets a new car. Unfortunately in about 18 months – when the money runs …continue reading

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Governor Newsom’s announcement on Friday regarding his upcoming executive order to ban fracking will further divide California into regions of haves and have-nots. The proposed ban on fracking will mean job losses, increased gas and food prices making life that much harder for Californians. Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa …continue reading

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Today, the non-partisan State Auditor released the results of an audit about the Employment Development Department (EDD) originally called for by members of the Senate Republican Caucus last summer. The audit results come after news reports show an increase in the number of backlogged claims and that rampant fraudulent unemployment …continue reading

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Today, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) announced that Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) was unanimously selected as Senate Republican Leader-elect. Leader Grove will continue to work with Senator Wilk and Senate pro Tem Toni Atkins as a productive member of the Senate. The leadership change takes effect in a …continue reading

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Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and several members of the California Senate Republican Caucus recently delivered a letter to Governor Newsom demanding that he set the state’s vaccine distribution as a priority. The California Department of Public Health says California has received more than 2.4 million vaccines, yet according …continue reading

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Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) introduced legislation to mandate that California’s unemployment department cross check unemployment claims against records in state prisons. In addition to this legislation, Leader Grove recently delivered a letter to Governor Newsom supporting District Attorneys throughout the state and demanding that he provide adequate resources …continue reading

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Today, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) proudly welcomed Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa), the first Republican Latina elected to the California Senate Republican Caucus. Senator Ochoa Bogh represents California 23rd Senate District which covers portions of Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles counties. Senator Ochoa Bogh joined Senator Brian …continue reading

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With the 2020 legislative session coming to a close, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus once again fought for the rights of independent contractors to freely pursue a career in the freelance economy. The non-partisan Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) predicted that the …continue reading

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Members of the California Senate Republican Caucus voted against Assembly Bill 5 which would threaten the livelihoods of many California independent contractors. AB 5 undercuts workers’ freedom in many industries to choose independent work and threatens their employment status. The author of AB 5 offered carve-outs for several well-connected professions …continue reading