The past several weeks have been especially busy in Sacramento, as the Legislature voted on several state budget bills and hundreds of other legislation.
Gas Tax Increases Yet Again
As you may already know if you visited the gas pump, another gas tax increase went into effect on July 1 – despite California supposedly having the biggest budget surplus in its history.
Rent Relief Extended
The Legislature has approved legislation to extend the state’s eviction moratorium through September 30, 2021.
Californians continue to encounter unacceptable wait times to have their unemployment insurance claims resolved by the Employment Development Department (EDD). I have and will continue to press the Governor and his Administration to fix the EDD.
An investigation by the National Public Radio’s (NPR) California Newsroom and CapRadio found Governor Newsom “misrepresented his accomplishments and even disinvested in wildfire prevention.” Click here to read the NPR article.
DMV REAL ID
Eligible Californians who received driver’s licenses or ID cards during the COVID-19 pandemic but did not get a REAL ID can upgrade now for no additional cost. Click here to learn more.
Non-Profit of the Year
I am proud to name Orange County’s Family Assistance Ministries (FAM) as the 2021 Nonprofit of the Year for the 36th Senate District.
36th District Highlights
In addition to many meetings, briefings, and other Senate activities, I also: