Minimum wage and other laws

Bills passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor usually go into effect January 1st of the following year. Here are just a...

Where was the fiscal responsibility?

Two years ago, California had a surplus of almost $100 billion --- no state in history had ever amassed such a huge surplus. But...

Commitment to solving border challenges

A study by the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission shows that 35 billion gallons of toxic waste water has flowed across the border...

Spread the word to stop the spread

As Vice Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, I do all I can to ensure that California remains at the forefront in combatting serious...

Laws against homeless camping are not cruel

California has almost onethird of the nation’s homeless population despite having only 12% of the U.S. population. In recent years, we have thrown $20...

Thought for the Week: Rejoicing in life!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! That is what is resonating from within me as I pen this final Thought. Twenty-one years ago, as...

Constituent interests a priority

Constituent input is very important to me as I serve as your representative in Sacramento. Your opinions and suggestions help guide my decision making...

Why do we still fall back and spring forward?

In 2018, 60% of California’s voters supported Proposition 7, which was aimed at eliminating the bi-annual ritual of moving clocks back in the fall...

Thought for the Week: Feeling grateful

Feeling grateful is this Sunday’s topic and that certainly describes me today! Life has given me so much to be grateful for and I...

Thought for the Week: Held in Love

There is nothing more uplifting than the feeling and experience of love. This innate energy feeds our very soul. When we know and accept...