#MakingGovtWork4U

April 9, 2018
Bill: My family operated a business in Ramona for 40 years, and my dad and mom started that business from scratch in 1968. We had an issue that came up where we applied for a refund to state Water Resources Control Board in 2010. Under the Barry Keene Act of 1989, we are allowed to legally recover...
April 9, 2018
Text: Sometimes mistakes by bureaucracies can be devastating. When the DMV charged Mike late fees on a registration notice he never received, he called Senator Anderson for help. Mike: I just felt that it was unfair because I hadn’t gotten the bill in time or the increase wasn’t conveyed to me...
April 9, 2018
Sen. Anderson: Nicole is from Michigan, my home state. She was born with a genetic illness that needs constant medical attention. When she moved from Michigan to California, the battle to get the right insurance coverage was tougher than Nicole had thought. Nicole: I had a low level insurance that...
April 4, 2018
Molly: Well, I have to say that Senator Anderson reached out to me first because I was, again, very new at what I was doing, and we had a lot issues going on. The state budget was in crisis; we had been defunded by 4-5%, which is a lot for a small non-profit agency, and we were just struggling to...
March 29, 2018
David: We celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary in May, so I surprised my wife with a new car. Well, our grandson is 14, and he’s gonna be driving in a couple years, so I wanted to keep her car for him. So I went to a storefront in lakeside where they deal with DMV stuff for a fee. I said, “I...
March 28, 2018
Senator Anderson: I personally know the anguish of being injured an unable to work and provide for my family; it was an incredibly frustrating time. So, I’m so glad that my constituent Colleen called me when she needed help navigating the state’s disability system after her injury so she and her...
March 28, 2018
Text: Senator Anderson quickly solves years-long tax problem. Dottie: In 1997, I formed an LLC, and I was making and doing a documentary. When it was completed, then I didn’t need the LLC anymore, so I closed it out. And about 10 years later , I started getting in the mail from the Franchise Tax...
March 28, 2018
Frank: I’d retired from a state government agency job after 35 years of service, and I was going into three months of not having my retirement funded back to me yet and I was living off my savings. I had no luck for probably six weeks of trying to call CalPERS. Text: The California Public Employees...
March 28, 2018
Text: Senator Anderson solves a tax problem. Gloria Harpenau: My husband and I had formed an LLC out of the state of California in September of 2013. And when I sent all my documents off to my CPA, they informed me that I owed the state of California $800 for the honor of having an LLC. So, I sent...
March 28, 2018
Sen. Anderson: Do you think it’s fair for the state to hold you financially responsible to clean up a water spill caused by your neighbor? Watch how I was able to help Jim resolve this issue and change state law so no other Californian has to go through what he did. Jim: I had the border patrol up...
March 28, 2018
Jim: I’m a member of the Grossmont Union High School District Board, I’ve been on there for about 3 years now. I’d like to say that we do a pretty good job of training our students in things related to government. We’re good at telling people about the legislative, executive, and judicial branches...
March 28, 2018
Joan: I have been the victim of stalking for over 20 years. Had been to trial over 7 times for the same problem, and it just kept coming back into my life and we were getting nowhere. And I mean this is a very dangerous man and posed a big threat to myself, my family, people around me. And he was...
March 28, 2018
John: I felt my conscience led me to contact people in prison. And in that process, I met a man who committed murder, convicted twice back in 1980s. He was injured in a riot in 1998. His drug past had left his health in shreds. And so while in prison, he had many health problems, one especially,...
March 28, 2018
Sen. Anderson: When a local non-profit called me fearing that they were unable to make payroll if the state didn’t pay $200,000 they were owed, we took action and made government work for Partnerships With Industry. Mark: PWI is a non-profit based in San Diego. Our mission is to bring together...
March 28, 2018
Mike: San Diego is a great place to live. I was born in San Diego and except for military service and a little bit of growing up back in Ohio, lived here all my life. I was in the Air Force, and that was in the Vietnam era. I got out and came back directly from Vietnam in 1971. Flew 278 combat...
March 28, 2018
Text: Senator Anderson and his entire staff lend their support and assistance to the developmentally disabled at Noah Homes. Molly: We take care of 70 amazing adults with developmental disabilities and provide them with homes that support them in a community and help them to make sure that they...
March 28, 2018
Sen. Anderson: I won’t let an unresponsive state agency stop your small business in its tracks – It’s my job to make Government work for you. Hear how I helped Richard solve his problem with the State Controller. Richard: About a year and a half ago, I had a problem with the State Controller’s...