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With a May 1 deadline looming for early budget action items to be enacted, Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) responds to the Politico story reporting discussions of a gas tax suspension have ‘fizzled out:’ “Legislative Democrats just ran out the clock on suspending the gas tax. Actions speak …continue reading

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Senators Jim Nielsen (R-Red Bluff) and Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) today announced they have introduced Senate Bill 890 to ensure millions of acre-feet of water is stored during wet years instead of being flushed out to sea. “In 2014, California voters approved funding to build large, aboveground water storage,” said Senator …continue reading

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Today, members of the Senate Republican Caucus delivered a letter to State Budget Leaders requesting a ‘Gas Tax Holiday’ which would include a full suspension on state gas tax collection for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year, backfilled by the State’s general fund. This would provide Californians with much needed financial relief …continue reading

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Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) and Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) released a joint statement urging Sacramento leadership to incorporate the provisions of Senate Bill 265, a measure by Senator Borgeas that would provide much needed tax relief on the COVID-19 loans provided to save businesses and protect jobs, …continue reading

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Once again, California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) has failed unemployed Californians. Media outlets report that the state agency’s website went down at some point over the weekend and is still unable to process claimants’ information as of March 22. Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) released the following statement: …continue reading

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It has been 365 day since Governor Newsom issued a stay-at-home order with the promise that it would be only for a few weeks to fight the pandemic and flatten the curve. Fifty-seven Executive Orders later, an estimated 19,000 businesses have shuttered their doors and others are teetering on the …continue reading