Press Releases

The Senator and I have been having meetings every day since the surprise announcement that the California Correctional Center (CCC) camps are being shut down in Lassen County. We have met with the Governor’s Director of Finance, the Governor’s Legislative Secretary, the Secretary, and under-Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR); we have met with the County administration, the Sheriff, local labor unions, the Susanville City Manager, and the Mayor of Susanville, and many of our friends and neighbors.   We have been interviewed by the news media and posted our…
SACRAMENTO – On June 14th, 2021, Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) issued the following statement regarding the passage of the spending framework for California’s proposed $267 billion budget: “While this plan for state spending is just a rough outline, I am pleased to see prioritization of broadband and some support for businesses, which is essential to expediting our state’s recovery. “However, once again I’m disappointed to see that not all schools are treated equally, and this budget would cut non-classroom based charter schools out of $3.3 billion in federal and state dollars for…
SACRAMENTO – On June 3, 2021, Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) and other Assembly Republicans were successful in stopping legislation advanced by the majority party in Sacramento that would have imposed a costly excise tax on firearms, and several bills proposing more burdensome environmental regulation and red tape on businesses.   “Despite the fact that California is ranked one of the worst states to do business in the nation and we have one of the highest costs of living, the super majority in Sacramento continues to push forward legislation that would make matters worse.” Said Dahle…
SACRAMENTO – On April 13, 2021, Assembly Bill 925 by Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) passed out of the California Assembly Public Safety Committee on a vote of 7-0 in support of the bill. The legislation will provide greater reimbursement to providers of Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations. These exams are a critical avenue for justice for victims of sexual assault, but there is currently limited access to them as reimbursement is severely limited, and the exams are time consuming and costly for providers to perform. “Rural areas suffer especially limited access.” Said Dr. Sean…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Bill 93 was rushed to the Assembly floor for a vote by the Legislature’s supermajority, where it passed off the floor despite all Republicans opposing the measure. Strongly opposed by California’s business community, the bill creates a “right of recall” that requires employers in the hospitality sector who laid off employees due to COVID-19 to offer to reinstate them and provide notice of this to former employees. Even if the business has changed ownership or relocated, they would still be required to comply with the bill and face substantial liability,…
SACRAMENTO – Today, the California State Auditor published a report investigating the state’s disbursement of the $9.5 billion provided in the federal CARES Act’s Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to counties. The report uncovered that large counties with more than 500,000 residents received nearly double the CRF dollars per person than did small counties. Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) issued the following statement regarding this report: “The State Audit released today confirmed the sentiment of distrust and unequal treatment many of my rural counties have felt for years, as the state…
SACRAMENTO – Today, the California State Legislature reconvened for the new 2021-22 legislative session. Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) issued the following statement regarding today’s events: “A new legislative session marks the start of a critical time for our state, this year more than ever as we begin to address the challenges Californians are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am excited to dive into this process, and will be focusing on issues that are of great importance to my constituency such as support for our rural schools, our small businesses and employers, and…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) issued the following statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2020-21 state budget proposal: “As we enter a new year our focus must be expediting our state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, our budget must reflect absolute fiscal responsibility that prioritizes getting Californians back to work safely. It is essential that the state provide incentives and regulatory flexibility to help small businesses and employers get back on their feet so they can hire and provide jobs. It is encouraging to see the Governor is…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblywoman Dahle announced her co-authorship of five bills introduced on the first day of the new legislative session that seek to reform the Employment Development Department (EDD). This comes after months of backlog within the EDD, struggles with fraud affecting an estimated 350,000 Californians’ Bank of America UI debit cards, and evidence of mass fraud involving federal, state, and county inmates who have scammed an estimated $2 billion in fraudulent UI claims. “Despite many opportunities to rectify systemic problems, EDD has failed to follow through.” Said…
Increasing their numbers in the 2020 Election, Conservative Women take California State Legislature by Storm Assemblywoman Dahle congratulates newly elected Republican women on their hard-fought victories.   SACRAMENTO – The November 2020 California statewide election has resulted in solid victories for conservative women throughout the state, with a total of nine female representatives joining the Senate and Assembly Republican Caucuses. This election has significantly increased the number of Republican women in the legislature in a historic victory.   In November of 2019, Assemblywoman…