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With a record-setting budget surplus, Legislative Republicans are calling for a $10 billion investment to prioritize the mental health crisis within California’s homeless population. With major gaps in mental health care persisting for decades, the Mental Health Infrastructure Fund introduced by Republicans would provide access to care for individuals who …continue reading

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With rapidly soaring gas prices and a historic budget surplus, Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and all members of the California State Senate Republican Caucus have doubled down on their efforts to provide financial relief for California drivers. Senate Republicans delivered a letter to Governor Newsom and legislative …continue reading

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Governor Newsom announced additional measures on public safety, despite encouraging soft-on-crime policies that foster a safe haven for criminals. “The Democrats’ relentless push for their ‘criminals first’ agenda has turned this once-majestic state into a sanctuary for criminals. It shouldn’t have taken increasing homicide rates, widespread news reports of smash-and-grabs, …continue reading

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Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) released the following statement after the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a long-awaited report about a troubling state-funded $1.7 billion COVID testing lab: “It should not have taken 287 days for Californians to receive answers about this taxpayer-funded COVID testing lab. …continue reading

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Almost one year after Governor Newsom’s EDD “Strike Team” released findings on the failures of the Employment Development Department (EDD), legislative Democrats once again postponed an audit hearing that would have provided oversight to the state’s failed EDD. This critical hearing was originally scheduled for August 17, postponed to August …continue reading

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Despite the rampant fraud and mismanagement that has plagued the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and cost taxpayers at least $11 billion in fraud, three Republican good-government bills to address those failures were shelved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee Chair. Those bills held in Assembly Appropriations were: SB 39 by …continue reading

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Senate Republican Leader 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 Assembly Committee on Privacy & Consumer Protection. SB 58 would require the Economic Development Department’s (EDD) to stop including full …continue reading