Assembly Scott Wilk

Wilk recognized for pro-democracy voting record

Scott Wilk Assemblyman Scott Wilk

Twitter Facebook Google+ Reddit PrintFriendly Awarded the Common Cause “We the People Award” Wednesday, March 15, 2017 SACRAMENTO – Today Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, was awarded the “We the People Award” by Common Cause for his for his commitment to an inclusive democracy.  The award is given to those legislators who were leaders in strengthening California’s democracy in the 2015-16 session. “This award is a true honor. My purpose in office is to enhance the quality of life of ordinary Californians,” said Wilk. “My priorities are to make government more effective, efficient and accountable.  Making government and campaigns more transparent empowers voters and citizens – which leads to better public policy.” The award was given to Wilk by California Common Cause Board President, Jonathan …

Assembly Scott Wilk

Wilk introduces bill to allow voters to kill Bullet Train and fund water projects

Scott Wilk Assemblyman Scott Wilk

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, introduced Assembly Bill 1866 that would allow voters to cancel the High Speed Rail Project and redirect those funds to vital water projects by such as storage and conveyance, as well as desalination. “The $68 billion Bullet Train is the largest public works project in the history of man and if allowed to be completed will be a boondoggle of epic portions,” stated Wilk. If passed, AB 1866 would give voters the chance in November of 2016 to terminate the Bullet Train and repurpose up to $8 billion to water programs. These water projects include the construction of desalination facilities, wastewater treatments and recycling facilities, reservoirs, water conveyance infrastructure, and aquifer recharge. “To enhance economic growth and …

Assembly Scott Wilk

Wilk Receives Perfect Score for Small Business Voting Record

Scott Wilk Assemblyman Scott Wilk

SACRAMENTO –Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced he received a 100% voting record from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for his efforts to protect and promote small business in 2015. “Small businesses are and will continue to be the backbone of our state’s economy,” Wilk said. “As small businesses make up 99.2% of business in California, it is imperative the Legislature do all we can to foster small business. I’m honored to have received this rating from NFIB, and I remain committed to fighting for small business in the Legislature.” NFIB tracks the key legislative issues identified by their small business members every session. The NFIB voting record provides a critically important evaluation of a legislator’s attitude toward small business based on votes …

Assembly Scott Wilk

Wilk calls on CPUC to investigate spike in gas bills

Scott Wilk Assemblyman Scott Wilk

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, submitted a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) requesting an investigation to examine the recent increase in Southern California Gas Companies (SoCal Gas) customers’ gas bills. “A growing number of my constituents have shared their outrage by this recent spike and are asking if this is due to the Aliso Canyon gas leak.  As you know, SoCal Gas is prevented from increasing their prices to cover the cost of the leak,” stated Wilk. “Naturally, as residents of Porter Ranch and the surrounding communities continue to grapple with the Aliso Canyon gas leak, many individuals are concerned the recent surge in gas bills is connected to the leak.  Residents who have been relocated have told me …

Assembly Scott Wilk

Wilk Tours New SoCalGas Resource Center in Porter Ranch

Scott Wilk Assemblyman Scott Wilk

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, toured the new Community Resource Center in Porter Ranch set up by Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) in response to the Aliso Canyon gas leak. “I want to be sure the residents of the Porter Ranch community have access to the resources they need during this unfortunate situation,” Wilk said. “I encourage the community to utilize the resource center to stay informed while the issue is being resolved.” The new Community Resource center will offer guidance on securing temporary accommodations, how to file a claim, and how to get free home air filtration and weather stripping to reduce odor relating to the gas leak at the Aliso Canyon Storage Field. It is located at 19731 Rinaldi St., …

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Franchise agreement bill signed by governor

Scott Wilk Assemblyman Scott Wilk

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s, R-Santa Clarita, Assembly Bill 525, which protects the rights of small business franchise owners was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. “This is a huge victory for small business franchise owners,” Wilk said. “With the governor’s signature this bill begins to bring into balance the relationship between the small business owner and the corporate franchisor.” AB 525 makes it more difficult for major chains to unfairly terminate their franchise operators. The measure will update the current one-sided law to close loopholes and prohibit a corporation from closing a franchise business unless there has been a substantial violation of the contract. This measure will also allow franchisees to keep the equity they invested in the event of termination and …