Every Wednesday at 5:10 p.m. Assemblyman Scott Wilk, 38th Assembly District will keep us up to date on all latest news in Sacramento and how it impacts our Santa Clarita Valley.
Topic: Next week’s Legislative schedules, Wilk’s daughter is getting married, “Say What?” video series, June 15th town hall meeting.
Wilk Weekly Update – May 22, 2012
Wilk will be very busy this upcoming week as he will be in session every day.
“We have a set legislative calendar, we have our first major deadline coming up called “The House of Origin Deadline”, meaning that every bill that has been introduced in the Assembly has to be over in the Senate to be considered this year and obviously any bill in the Senate has to be over in the Assembly. So being a freshman they do a lot of training with us. So this afternoon they had all the freshman on the floor. It’s just going to move very quickly. I learned today that we’re going to have up to 460 pieces of legislation between now and Friday, May 31st that we could potentially be voting on.” Said Wilk.
Not only is Assemblyman Wilk’s professional life busy, but his family life is as well. His daughter is getting married this Friday night.
Despite his busy schedule, Wilk finds a way to balance work and family.
“My daughter is getting married Friday night and we’re pretty excited about that. She’s been with, I want to call him a boy but he’s a man for five years and everyone is going “Why are you getting married on a Friday night on Memorial Day weekend?” But they didn’t want to wait anymore. They’ve been together five years, they found the venue where they wanted to get married, so it’s this Friday night.” Said Wilk
Wilk has also started a video series titled “Say What?”
“I’ve been doing one every other week, but frankly I could do one almost everyday. It’s interesting because you could sit down and go to coffee with your friend and within 30 minutes I believe you could negotiate the state budget, you could figure out education reform, there is call kind of things you could do because you don’t have special interests involved and you’re using common sense. In Sacramento, so often times there are proposals that lack common sense. So my “Say What?” series, I just kind of bring to life the most absurd things that are happening in Sacramento. So this week’s edition, there is a bill to allow criminals to expunge their records for no reason at all. Meaning if you’re an employer and you’re going to look to hire somebody and think that person could have committed multiple felonies, you wouldn’t know, and I just think that doesn’t make sense.” Said Wilk
Assemblyman Wilk has a town hall meeting coming up on June 15th concerning Chloride.
“We don’t have a venue yet, we’re working with the city of Santa Clarita. It’s going to be on Saturday, June 15th. It’s going to be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. I would love to have it at city hall because of the easy access and plenty of parking. It’s most likely going to be at the activity center, which is problematic because you’re going to have the aquatic center and everybody going there, so parking is harder. We’re going to bring in a couple of the governmental agencies to share information, I know a lot of that information has already been shared at the earlier hearings, but they were on weekday nights and I know thats not convenient for everybody, and we’re also going to take public testimony.” Wilk said.
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