SACRAMENTO- Six members of the Assembly Republican Caucus have introduced bills to address California’s energy and environmental challenges. This package includes budget requests, vegetation management plans, electrified public transit and a park expansion project. These bills will better the lives of all Californians.
  SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Devon J. Mathis (R-Visalia) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s State of the State address: “The Governor made a lot of good points today in his state of the state address. However, the facts are simple. The Democrats have had the majority for quite some time. The Republicans have been calling for the streamlining of CEQA and cutting red tape on housing for years.”
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Devon J. Mathis (R-Visalia) announces the introduction of AB 2249, The High-Speed Rail Authority Accountability Act. This measure will require strict legislative oversight of the High-Speed Rail Authority (the Authority). “The Authority has been operating with carte blanche for far too long,” said Mathis. “Session after session, the Authority comes before the Legislature and presents a shell of a business plan without any validation offered for such enormous cost-overruns. It’s time that we take back the Authority’s autonomy.”
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Devon Mathis, Republican Whip, (R-Visalia) issued the following statement in response to the release of Gov. Newsom’s budget proposal: California state budget breaks record, tops $220 billion, but we also have to remember California has a staggering number of homeless people compared with the rest of the country. The homeless population last year was almost 130,000, nearly a quarter of the national total, federal data showed. Homelessness is also a more visible part of life in California. A vast majority of its homeless people are unsheltered, living under freeways, in parks and on the street.
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Republican Whip Devon Mathis (Visalia) issued the following statement on the California Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to strike down SB 27, Democrats’ attempt to suppress Republican voters by blocking the President from appearing on the state’s primary ballot in 2020: “When they passed the SB 27, Democrats proved they never let the Constitution get in the way of wasting taxpayer dollars or trying to silence those who disagree with them. Thank you to the Supreme Court for striking down this illegal voter suppression effort and upholding our nation’s laws and values. Despite what Democrat lawmakers would like to believe, California is still subject to the United States Constitution.