Brough's Briefing - April 2020
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is the top headline in the news, and many people are understandably concerned with their own health, the risks to their family members, friends, neighbors, as well as, their economic livelihood. Here is an update on some critical developments on COVID-19 as it relates to both employees and employers impacted by the Coronavirus.WorkersSick or Quarantined
San Juan Capistrano – Assembly Member William P. Brough, R-Dana Point names The Ecology Center, San Juan Capistrano as the 2020 Nonprofit of the Year for the 73rd Assembly District. Located in San Juan Capistrano, The Ecology Center educates, inspires, and involves people in the stewardship of Southern California's environment through hands-on, practical solutions in the areas of Food, Water, Shelter, Waste, and Energy.
Brough Urges Strict Quarantine, Saying “It is time to put any partisanship aside, use common sense and move from a ‘low risk’ approach to a ‘no risk approach.'" Monday, March 2, 2020
I want to give you a quick update on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how the State of California is responding. In a recent notice, the Federal Government has removed from consideration the proposal to house COVID-19 patients at the Fairview Developmental Center. In no way do I find it appropriate or would I support a move to place patients in quarantine in Costa Mesa or in populated Orange County. The State must act in a way that protects the health and safety of our communities.
San Juan Capistrano – Assembly Member William P. Brough (R-Dana Point) is proud to name the South Coast Conservatory as the 2020 Small Business of the Year for the 73rd Assembly District.
San Juan Capistrano – Assembly Member William P. Brough (R-Dana Point) recognized Kolin Williams as the 2020 Veteran of the Year for the 73rd Assembly District. Williams was presented with an Assembly Resolution surrounded by friends and family at the Saddleback College VETS Center. Kolin Williams served in the United States Army as an M1A1 Main Battle Tank Crewmember from 1995 to 1999. For his distinguished services he was awarded an Army Commendation Medal, a National Defense Service Medal and an Army Service Ribbon. 
Residents and businesses experiencing problems with any state agency can obtain help from Assemblyman Bill Brough’s District Office in Mission Viejo on February 19. The mobile office is from 9:30-11:30 am at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way. From unemployment to licensing and assistance with the DMV, Assemblyman Bill Brough’s staff can help in resolving an array of issues.
SACRAMENTO –Assemblyman Bill Brough (R-Dana Point) reacted today to Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2020-2021 budget proposal: “The Governor's budget would spend a record-high $222 billion, an increase of $8 billion over last year while more and more Californians struggle with affordability. California families and businesses deserve an affordable California. This will not be solved by tax increases but by lasting reforms to reverse the years of over taxing, regulating and spending. I applaud the Governor for addressing California’s staggering home prices and out-of-control homelessness problem.
SACRAMENTO – On the first day in session of 2020, Assemblyman Bill Brough (R-Dana Point) presented AB 535 to the Assembly Revenue and Taxation committee, which would increase the amount of licensed mental health and housing professionals in California by providing a tax credit for initial licensing fees. “Licensing fees in California act as a barrier of entry for many professionals either starting a new career or making a career change because these fees require individuals to go into debt before they can even get a job,” said Brough.