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November 1, 2017
State Senator Joel Anderson received the “coveted and difficult to get” perfect score from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) on their 2017 Legislative Report Card . Anderson was one of only ten members of the 120-member state legislature to receive the 100-percent rating. Jon Coupal,...
October 30, 2017
California State Senator Joel Anderson (R-El Cajon), Canada’s former Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee David Kilgour , International Human Rights Lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee David Matas , and human rights advocate Dr. Shizhong Chen will give two lectures to educate the...
October 23, 2017
Two bills proposed by California Senator Joel Anderson have recently been signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, including one that assists returning veterans and current members of the National Guard to become citizens. Sen. Anderson discusses the bills, California becoming a sanctuary state, and shares other issues facing the California legislature.
October 18, 2017
Governor Brown has vetoed SB 149 which was introduced by Senator Mike McGuire to require presidential candidates in California to provide their income tax returns for the past five taxable years with the California Secretary of State’s Office. In his letter to Govern Brown last month urging a veto...
October 16, 2017
October 15 was the last day for the Governor to sign into law any bills on his desk, and several of Anderson’s legislative priorities received the Governor’s signature. All of the legislative items listed below have been signed by Governor Brown to become law. Keeping our public safe: AB 413 – This...
October 12, 2017
Senator Joel Anderson’s (R-El Cajon) Senate Bill (SB) 336 was signed by Governor Brown today. This new legislation will ensure that wrongfully convicted individuals are eligible for transitional services by the California Department of Corrections upon being released. These services include...
October 5, 2017
Senator Joel Anderson’s (R-El Cajon) Senate Bill (SB) 156 was signed by Governor Brown today. This new legislation will require the California Department of Veterans Affairs and the California National Guard to assist returning veterans and current members of the Guard in filing the necessary forms...
October 3, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown has signed Assembly Bill 1520 by Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Inglewood) and co-authored by Senator Joel Anderson (R-El Cajon), the “Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act.” According to End Child Poverty in California , 1 in 5 children in California are...
September 13, 2017
This morning, San Diegans including local Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) practitioners got together outside of the County Building to rally in support of Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 10, a human rights resolution introduced by California State Senator Joel Anderson (R-El Cajon) that...
September 11, 2017
Dear Friends, On September 11, 2001 approximately 2,977 lives were lost due to the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines flight 93. It is critical that we never forget the victims that lost their lives, and those first responders who sacrificed themselves to save the...

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