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Wilk’s Legislation To Add Transparency To State Contracting Exposing Pay-To-Play Fails

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As part of his legislative package calling for accountability, transparency and integrity in the state government’s procurement process, Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, failed to pass the Senate Governmental Organization Committee because the majority of Democrats refused to vote on it. In 2020 alone, more than $220 million in “behested payments” were made on behalf of the governor, ...

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California Lawmakers Announce Year-Long Gas Tax Suspension Bill, Santa Clarita Politician Responds

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A new bipartisan proposal would suspend the state’s excise gas tax for a full-year – a move that Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, applauds to bring immediate relief at the pump. The long-awaited gas tax suspension proposal comes several months after some republican-represented states suspended their state gas taxes to offset record-high prices at the pump. “Good ideas shouldn’t have ...

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California Republicans Urge Early Release Regulations Be Halted, Encourage Public Comment

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California Republicans, including Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, urge residents to take part in public comment on Thursday morning at a state hearing to discuss expanding early release policies for incarcerated criminals in the state. In a joint letter released Wednesday, members of the Senate and Assembly Republican Caucuses in California, urged the withdrawal of pending regulations which would make ...

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Wilk Commemorates Women’s History Month With Community Leaders In Santa Clarita

On Monday, State Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, commemorated Women’s History Month by giving the Small Business of the Month award to SchlickArt Photography and Video, a woman-owned business. In honor of Women’s History Month, Senator Wilk awarded woman-owned business SchlickArt Photography and Video with the 21st Senate District’s Small Business of the Month. “Women’s History Month is a great ...

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Wilk Releases Comment After State Of The State 

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Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, released the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s State of the State address.  “Last year, the governor struck out at Dodgers Stadium, and this year, he is using smoke and mirrors to hide what we all know — the state of our state is a mess under a one-man rule,” Wilk said. ...

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Senator Wilk Proposes Bill To Enforce Transparency From Newsom In No-Bid Public Contracts

Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, a long time supporter and proponent of government transparency and accountability, has recently proposed a bill to the senate that would enforce a new means of accountability for the California state government.  Currently, the state government can award contracts to companies for numerous purposes after consulting and garnering at least three different bids from various ...

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Senator Scott Wilk Honors Community Leaders During Black History Month

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In honor of Black History Month, Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, has recognized several prominent community leaders who have made a difference in the lives of families and students living in Senate District 21. On Friday, Wilk congratulated four prominent leaders in the Santa Clarita community in honor of Black History Month.  “Black History Month is about history as well ...

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Wilk’s Legislation Shines Light On Governor’s ‘Secretive No-Bid’ Contracting Process 

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Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, recently announced two measures to prevent Governor Gavin Newsom’s practice of granting multi-million dollar contracts to vendors without going through a formal bidding process.  Wilk’s legislation is in response to the Newsom Administration awarding – and later auto-renewing – a no-bid state contract to the Valencia Branch Laboratory, where multiple whistleblowers exposed shocking ...

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Wilk Recognizes Contributions Of Filipino Leaders During Filipino-American History Month

In an effort to say thank you and bring recognition to the Filipino community, Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, recognized two Filipino-American leaders for their outstanding work in Senate District 21. Elvie Ancheta and Earle Potot have served above and beyond the call of duty in their roles, creating lasting changes and uplifting the lives of those in their communities, ...

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Program That Gives Foster Youths Phone Access Gets Extended By CPUC

Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita announced Thursday The iFoster Pilot Program received an extension from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to help provide foster youths with smartphones. This decision extends the iFoster, Inc. pilot program through January 2023 and directs T-Mobile to share anonymized data sets. Wilk’s Senate Bill 546 (SB 546) would preserve the extension under law and ...

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