#MakingGovtWork4U

May 18, 2018
Molly: Well, I have to say that Senator Anderson reached out to me first because I was, again, very new at what I was doing, and we had a lot issues going on. The state budget was in crisis; we had been defunded by 4-5%, which is a lot for a small non-profit agency, and we were just struggling to...
May 17, 2018
Text: Senator Anderson solves a tax problem. Gloria Harpenau: My husband and I had formed an LLC out of the state of California in September of 2013. And when I sent all my documents off to my CPA, they informed me that I owed the state of California $800 for the honor of having an LLC. So, I sent...
May 16, 2018
Bill: My family operated a business in Ramona for 40 years, and my dad and mom started that business from scratch in 1968. We had an issue that came up where we applied for a refund to state Water Resources Control Board in 2010. Under the Barry Keene Act of 1989, we are allowed to legally recover...
May 15, 2018
Daniel: I was a pretty good independent East County business person my whole life. I was on the Alpine Cemetery Board director, I was the director of the Alpine Fire District, I was Alpine Planning Group member, I had my own non-profit organization called “Alpine Cares,” and we used to take senior...
May 11, 2018
The San Diego Arthritis Foundation invited Senator Anderson to serve as their Santa at their 2014 Jingle Bell run, where he met a young boy and his mother who needed help navigating the state bureaucracy. Nancy: Most people don’t realize that there are 6,000 children in San Diego County with...
May 8, 2018
Freddie: I am blind, I can’t see at all. For the past 6 years I’ve been losing my eyesight, but since 2012, the last operation, instead of helping it, it took it away completely. Text: A blind constituent was having a difficult time making an appointment to visit his relative in jail, so he called...
April 9, 2018
Sen. Anderson: Nicole is from Michigan, my home state. She was born with a genetic illness that needs constant medical attention. When she moved from Michigan to California, the battle to get the right insurance coverage was tougher than Nicole had thought. Nicole: I had a low level insurance that...
April 9, 2018
Text: Sometimes mistakes by bureaucracies can be devastating. When the DMV charged Mike late fees on a registration notice he never received, he called Senator Anderson for help. Mike: I just felt that it was unfair because I hadn’t gotten the bill in time or the increase wasn’t conveyed to me...
March 29, 2018
David: We celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary in May, so I surprised my wife with a new car. Well, our grandson is 14, and he’s gonna be driving in a couple years, so I wanted to keep her car for him. So I went to a storefront in lakeside where they deal with DMV stuff for a fee. I said, “I...
March 28, 2018
Frank: I’d retired from a state government agency job after 35 years of service, and I was going into three months of not having my retirement funded back to me yet and I was living off my savings. I had no luck for probably six weeks of trying to call CalPERS. Text: The California Public Employees...

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