2016-17 Budget “Air Ball”

SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, released the following statement regarding his ‘No’ vote on the $122.2 billion 2016-17 state budget: “The State Controller has acknowledged that incoming revenue is already below the economic forecast, yet Governor Jerry Brown and the majority party pushed for new programs and additional spending. Last month, the Governor and key special interests cut …

Wilk bill to require Aliso Canyon long-term health study passes Senate committee

SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, presented Assembly Bill 1903 in the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee, which would mandate the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to conduct an independent scientific study on the long-term health effects of chemical exposure during the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak. “The Aliso Canyon gas leak forced thousands of my …

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Wilk Honors Le Chêne French Cuisine as 38th Assembly District Small Business of the Month

Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita (center), recently honored Le Chêne French Cuisine as the 38thAssembly District Small Business of the Month for the month of May. “Le Chêne is an iconic institution whose roots extend deeply into our community,” said Wilk. “They routinely give back through local nonprofits like the Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Sierra Pelona Wine Festival, which donates …

Wilk measure to reform Public Utilities Commission passes Assembly

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, joined Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, in presenting an Assembly Constitutional Amendment, ACA 11 that would give Californian voters the opportunity to remove the constitutional protections currently enjoyed by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). “The PUC comes from the era when Hiram Johnson was California’s Governor and running on the Bull-Moose party ticket …

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Wilk bill to study odorants used in natural gas storage facilities passes Assembly

SACRAMENTO –Last night, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, presented Assembly Bill 1904 on the Assembly Floor, which directs the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to conduct a report assessing any potential dangers of the odorants currently in use and identify any potential alternatives. AB 1904 passed unanimously on the Assembly floor. “Many of the negative health effects reported by …

Wilk honors Le Chêne French Cuisine as “Small Business of the Month”

SANTA CLARITA –Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, recently honored Le Chêne French Cuisine as the 38th Assembly District Small Business of the Month for the month of May. “Le Chêne is an iconic institution whose roots extend deeply into our community,” said Wilk. “They routinely give back through local nonprofits like the Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Sierra Pelona Wine Festival, which …

Wilk bill to require Aliso Canyon long-term health study passes Assembly

SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, presented Assembly Bill 1903, which would require the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to conduct an independent scientific study on the long-term health effects of chemical exposure that occurred during the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak. Assembly Bill 1903 unanimously passed the Assembly floor. “Thousands of my constituents were relocated as …

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Wilk pushes to preserve $25 million aerospace tax credit

SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, motioned a proposal in Budget Sub-4 committee to adjust the Advanced Strategic Aircraft Tax Credit by one year in order to bring the tax credit years in line with the start date of the federal contract for the Long Range Strike Bomber. “In 2015, California wisely partnered with the aerospace industry when the …

California Should Look to Next Generation Transportation Systems

Historically, large public projects do not fare well in California. Unlike their private project counterparts, government run projects have a track record of running over budget, not meeting deadlines, and are consistently inundated with mismanagement. For example, the $6.4 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge project has had a long history of being riddled with problems. Unforeseen concrete foundation problems, bolt …

Wilk testifies in committee to fund the California Institute for Aerospace

SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, presented alongside Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, in the Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance to request general fund dollars to create the California Institute for Aerospace within the University of California system. “Santa Clarita and the larger Northern LA County region directly benefit from the high-paying jobs and local commerce that result …