Press Releases

Wildfires Raging throughout the State as Governor’s Administration Ducks Oversight Hearing The Assembly Budget Sub 3 Committee indefinitely postponed a scheduled hearing to provide oversight of the state’s wildfire prevention efforts with less than four days until the hearing. This oversight hearing on Wildfire Prevention and Forest Resiliency was called as a direct result of an investigative story by Capitol Public Radio and National Public Radio. The investigation found that the Governor “overstated, by an astounding 690%, the…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) made the following statement in response to the governor’s announcement that request for federal assistance to assist Butte and Plumas County in fighting the Dixie Fire has been granted: “I am grateful for the federal assistance to combat the Dixie Fire, as this will help relieve the cost pressures on both Butte and Plumas County. As we find ourselves in the midst of yet another record-breaking fire season, our small, rural counties need full support from state and federal counterparts to protect our communities from catastrophic fire…
SACRAMENTO – As part of the 2021 State budget negotiations, Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) successfully secured $6.7 million to offer greater reimbursement to providers of Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations. This funding will help increase access to these exams, which are a critical avenue for justice for victims of sexual assault, especially in rural areas. After approval from the legislature and the Governor, $6.7 million will be appropriated to the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to provide greater reimbursement to local law enforcement agencies and…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) made the following statement regarding her support for Senate Bill 156 (Budget), which outlines the framework for funding a statewide broadband network: “This bill is the result of hard work and bipartisan collaboration, and as a member of the State Assembly’s Broadband Working Group, I had a chance to represent the voice of the rural North State on this critical issue. In the First Assembly District, there are more than 150,000 people that are unserved and have virtually no broadband access. This is roughly one-third of my district’s…
As part of the 2021 state budget, Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) and Senator Brian Dahle (R-Bieber) negotiated a $10 million emergency appropriation for Tulelake Irrigation District to protect food production, domestic wells, and critical waterfowl habitat threatened by the drought and shut-off of water from the Klamath Reclamation Project. There have been no surface water deliveries to the Tulelake Irrigation District, Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge or the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge in 2021 as the Bureau of Reclamation complies with two biological opinions that have left…
SACRAMENTO – On July 8, 2021, Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) made the following statement regarding her opposition to Assembly Bill 130 (Budget): “Although Democrats are touting that this year’s budget contains record levels of funding for students, many will lose out due to the unequal funding model contained in AB 130. As a former member of a school board, I understand the importance of local control and decision-making, and this bill takes the completely wrong approach. It allocates billions to expand categorical programs, which come with burdensome requirements, increase …
SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) made the following statement in response to the Governor’s recent visit to the First Assembly District, while the Lava Fire, Tennant Fire, and the Salt Fire rage in Shasta and Siskiyou County: “Once again, the North State is on fire.  Thousands of acres have burned and residents are being evacuated from their homes.  Major highways are closed. And while the Governor has come to these communities to share his efforts to combat wildfire, in the same week, the State budget slashed wildfire mitigation funding from the promised $1 billion,…
Hello Everyone, I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July weekend and I am excited to share some events for you to attend. Independence Day weekend is the most heavily trafficked holiday on the water, and with this year’s increase in first time boaters it’s more important than ever to educate constituents on the importance of safe and responsible boating. CLICK HERE to find boating safety on the CA Department of Parks​.Also, fire season is among us and I know fireworks are a fun July 4th tradition, please remember to follow your local ordinances to avoid adding to the devastating wildfires…
The High Fives Foundation was selected as 2021 Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) for the First Assembly District. She nominated this organization because of their inspiring mission to provide access to sports for people who may not have the opportunity to participate otherwise. This organization helps injured athletes and Veterans return to sports and outdoor activities. The High Fives Foundation aims to be the leader of education and recovery of life-altering injuries in outdoor sports.Click Here to visit High Fives Foundation's website to learn more about their…
SACRAMENTO – on June 21, 2021, Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) issued the following statement in support of AB 104, which passed the Assembly floor on a vote of 76-0. The bill would allow parents to request that a student be retained at their 2020-21 grade level for the 2021-22 academic year. “If the past year has shown us anything, it is that right now, parents need options for their students to help them navigate the learning loss suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AB 104 gives parents an important tool in their toolkit to determine what is best for their child’s education, and…