Interview with Mike Gipson #2

Interview with Mike Gipson #2

Today we welcome back to the program Assemblymember Mike Gipson. Gipson represents Assembly District 65 and previously served as Mayor Pro Tempore for Carson City. We take a look back and recap 2023, the budget, and goals looking ahead to 2024.

This episode was recorded 12/19/2023

December 25, 2023

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Interview with Devon Mathis

Interview with Devon Mathis

Today we welcome to the program Assemblymember Devon Mathis. Mathis represents Assembly District 33 and previously served as Sergeant for the Army National Guard for nearly ten years, with two combat tours in Iraq. We discuss Mathis’ career, path to politics, the opioid crisis, helping veterans and more.

This episode was recorded on 11/09/2023

November 27, 2023

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Interview with Mike Gipson #2

Interview with Mike Gipson #2

Today we welcome back to the program Assemblymember Mike Gipson. Gipson represents Assembly District 65 and previously served as Mayor Pro Tempore for Carson City. We Gipson’s legislative priorities, gun control, law enforcement, foster care, and more.

(05:42) End of session, bills, and budget

(14:14) Talking homelessness

(18:55) Police and criminal justice reform

(24:06) Education for foster care youth

This episode was recorded on 09/19/2023

May 17, 2024

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Interview with Esmeralda Soria

Interview with Esmeralda Soria

This week we welcome to the program, Assemblymember Esmeralda Soria. Soria represents Assembly District 27 and as a first-generation American daughter of farm workers, knows firsthand about hard work and sacrifice, having worked alongside her parents in the Central Valley’s agricultural fields throughout her childhood. We discuss Soria’s background career, issues in the Central Valley, healthcare, water, housing and more.

This episode was recorded on 07/3/2023

(05:26) Talking Bay Area Caucus, speaker change, and leadership

(10:14) Hospitals and healthcare in the Central Valley

(18:05) Water quality issues in the Central Valley

(21:00) Budget goals and accomplishments

(27:51) Talking fentanyl and related bills

May 17, 2024

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Interview with Diane Dixon

Interview with Diane Dixon

Today we welcome Assemblymember Diane Dixon to the program. Dixon represents Assembly District 72 and previously served two terms as Mayor of Newport Beach. We discuss public safety, transportation, housing, and more.

(05:53) Dixon’s global government relations experience

(10:56) Talking CA manufacturing, energy, and the gas tax

(20:45) Housing issues in Newport Beach and AD72

(30:40) Important public safety bills, fentanyl, and rehabilitation

(36:16) Discussing Dixon’s bills out of committee

May 17, 2024

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