Press Releases

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.
For Immediate Release, November 19, 2019 Contact: David Kline (916) 930-3108 or More Than $4.4 Billion a Year in Higher Taxes and Fees Signed Into Law in 2019 SACRAMENTO – During the first year of the 2019-20 legislative session, state lawmakers and the governor approved more than $4.4 billion a year in higher taxes and fees, the nonpartisan California Tax Foundation reported today.
Assemblyman Mathis Calls on Governor to Power Schools Visalia – Today, Assemblyman Devon J. Mathis (R-Visalia) calls on the Governor to allocate funding to the Office of Emergency Services (OES) for the purchasing and deployment of large-scale generators in areas affected by the recent power shut offs. “With the normalization of these power shut offs and the expectation for continued outages in the future, something needs to be done to make sure our schools have power to continue our children’s educations,” said Mathis. “If we supply OES with large-scale generators that the can easily deployed in communities affected by the shutoffs, we can ensure that our schools are not left in the dark.”
RE: AB 590 (Mathis): Milk Dear Governor Newsom: I request that you sign into law AB 590, authored by Assembly Members Mathis and Eggman. AB 590 will amend the Food and Agricultural Code to conform provisions related to Dairy Council of California (council) and the Milk Producer Security Trust Fund (Fund) to the recent adoption of the California Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO).
Total Could Nearly Double if “Spot Bill” Is Amended to Impose Tax on Services SACRAMENTO – California lawmakers have proposed more than $20.4 billion a year in higher taxes and fees so far during the current legislative session, the nonpartisan California Tax Foundation reported today.
Translating What the Gov. Says to What the Gov. Means In the last year, Governor Newsom has made a number of statements that, to put it bluntly, are completely detached from reality. For a while, we were worried the Governor was being dishonest with Californians, telling people one thing but doing another. Eventually, we realized the true meaning of his words was just getting lost in translation. To help you avoid the same confusion, we’ve prepared a handy pocket guide for translating Newsom-ese into English. HOUSING: Newsom-ese
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) issued the following statement on the DMV’s latest attempt to cover up failures of the Motor Voter program by releasing a critical report late on a Friday afternoon:
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) opposed the 2019-2020 state budget. This budget entails a total expenditure of $320.9 billion, a 3.5% increase over last year’s budget. “This budget has it all – the good, the bad, and the ugly,” said Assemblymember Mathis. “While there are a large number of supportable proposals that aim to increase the quality of life for our citizens, there are a number of misguided priorities that do far more harm than good.”