Press Releases

Despite Capitol Democrats' dysfunction, the Assembly voted on a number of bills that will help Californians. Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher releases statements on the following bills that passed out the Assembly before the House of Origin Deadline on Friday, May 27th:AB 1776 (Gallagher): Resource Conservation Districts: California Prompt Payment Act -Extends protections of the California Prompt Payment Act to a contract with a resource conservation district (RCD) to ensure invoices for completed work are paid by the state. “I am proud to author AB 1776, which will ensure RCDs are…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher issued a statement in response the Assembly and Senate Democrat proposal to send $200 checks to reimburse California residents for gas. “Yesterday, the Democrats finally proposed a solution to help Californians out at the pump- $200 checks! With record high inflation and costs, the Democrats want to give you just enough money to cover a week’s worth of gas. “And who knows when or if your check would actually get to you, or someone in prison first? "For instance, in 2020, through the EDD program, prison inmates received over $140…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher issued a statement in response to a Senate proposal that would legalize drug consumption sites. “I cannot believe the Legislature is considering a proposal that would encourage the use of open air drug markets in cities that have some of the worst rates of overdoses and criminal activity in the entire country.  "This kind of enablement mentality is what is making the homelessness and crime problem worse in California. "When there is no accountability for drug addiction and crime, and, in fact, policies that encourage or promote it…
  Yet again this year, Democrats have introduced a host of proposals which will make the lives of Californians even more unaffordable and unsafe. Many of these bills deprive hardworking taxpayers of their money and are just downright nonsensical. So far in 2022, Democrats have chosen to prioritize banning plastic packaging materials over public safety and important water surface storage projects. The following bills passed out of the Assembly before last Friday’s House of Origin Deadline. 1st Place goes to: CALCHAMBER JOB KILLER Warehouse BanAB 2840, which circumvents the California…
SACRAMENTO – Today Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher released the following statement in reaction to CA Tax Foundation's annual report on new state taxes and fees. “Despite a record state budget surplus and having the highest income taxes in the nation, the Legislature is considering 64 new tax proposals that total nearly $195 billion dollars in state revenue, according to CalTax’s annual Tax and Fee Report. "This report shows that Democrats remain vastly out of touch with the effects of inflation and the cost of living with their proposals. "California is already one of the most…
Yesterday’s vote to move on a gas tax proposal received support from both sides of the aisle. Will the Democrats finally act on skyrocketing fuel prices? Calmatters wrote an excellent piece on the potential benefits of a gas tax holiday for Californians in lieu of a few half-hearted measures put forth by the Democrats earlier this year.    The Democrat solution to cut small checks directly to those in specific income brackets does not solve the fuel price crisis. Calmatters frankly asked what all of us were thinking, "Do they have a point?" "Probably not," was the reply of UC Davis energy…
GAS TAX VOTE MEDIA ROUNDUP FOR EVENT: ABC10, KCRA, KESQ, FOX 40, AP, Spectrum News, KNX Radio, KGET 17, DeMaio Report, FOX 11 (LA), John and Ken Show, East County Today, and Capitol Morning ReportOn Wednesday, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher held a press conference ahead of bringing the bipartisan Problem Solvers’ proposal on the gas tax to a vote. He was joined by Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin), Assemblywoman Laurie Davies (R- Laguna Niguel), Assemblyman Steven Choi (R-Irvine), and Assemblyman Thurston Smith (R-Apple Valley), who urged Governor Gavin Newsom and the…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republicans gathered in front of a local gas station ahead of a pivotal vote to suspend the gas tax. For the third time this year, Democrats struck down any efforts to lower gas prices as they continue to escalate. Ahead of Memorial Day weekend travel, Republicans wanted to put forward a bipartisan solution that would have passed on savings to consumers at the pump, though Democrats continued to play party politics and were not in favor of hearing this legislation on the floor. Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) was joined by colleagues…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) issued the following statement on the recent reports released by the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) showing that Governor Newsom’s budget surplus spending is ineffective and unsustainable. “The Governor’s newly revised budget completely missed the mark for what Californians need most right now and the LAO agrees that his priorities are downright irresponsible. “Not only did the LAO confirm what Republicans have been saying for months that the most effective way to help curb the cost of gas is by suspending the…
SACRAMENTO - Today, Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) released the following statement on Newsom’s Inflation Relief Package:  “Newsom specializes in grand announcements and flashy sounding proposals, but he rarely follows through with effective solutions that actually help California families. “Democrat-rule has made this state unaffordable and has driven inflation higher. With a $68 billion budget surplus, the Governor should be doing more to lower costs. Groceries, housing and energy prices are sky-high now, but his plan won’t provide relief until late summer. “As…