APPLE VALLEY, CA – Assemblyman Thurston “Smitty” Smith responded Monday to Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget. “Unfortunately, the Governor has shown how out of touch he is with ordinary Californians. We have a budget surplus of $21 billion, proving that we are over-taxing and under-serving our constituents. California taxpayers should not be on the hook for $2.4 billion per year to pay for healthcare to illegal immigrants, while at the same time ignoring the state’s Read More...
APPLE VALLEY, CA – Assemblymember Thurston “Smitty” Smith announced Thursday that he has co-authored legislation (AB-1599) with Assemblymembers Kevin Kiley, James Gallagher, and Jim Patterson to give California Voters the choice to repeal Proposition 47. Proposition 47, passed in 2014, reduced the felony threshold rate for retail theft from over $400 to over $950 as well as limiting misdemeanor thefts having jail time-limited to a maximum of 6 months “It’s time to Read More...
HESPERIA, CA – Newly minted Assemblyman Thurston “Smitty” Smith announced Monday that he has been appointed to serve on the following committees in the California State Assembly: Budget Committee    Subcommittee on Climate Crisis, Resources, Energy, and Transportation    Subcommittee on Budget Process, Oversight, and Program Evaluation Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, Vice Chair Governmental Organization Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Read More...