Op-Eds

      Sara Hayden poses for a photo with some of her medications at home Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Hayden lost her job as a data researcher because of medical problems and is now covered by Medi-Cal, as Medicaid is called in California. She has rheumatoid arthritis, and the medication she has to take to keep the disease in check cost thousands of dollars a month. (AP… read more
By: Assemblyman Tyler Diep on March 22, 2019 In California, one of our crown jewels is the initiative process enumerated in our Constitution. The people, like you and me, have the right to directly ask our fellow Californians to decide through the ballot, issues that determine our future and fate.  Many say this is the “fourth branch of government” — empowering the people to be co-equal to the… read more
      Recruits get ready for the swearing-in ceremony of incoming Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes in Tustin on Monday, January 7, 2019. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)  By: Assemblyman Tyler Diep and Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Don Barnes on April 27, 2019 Imagine coming home from work one day to discover that the front door of your home is open. You don’t know why… read more
      By: Assemblyman Tyler Diep on February 22, 2019 Governor Newsom proudly declared in his State of the State address that we “need a fresh approach when it comes to meeting California’s massive water challenges.” I agree that there are serious water challenges in the state, especially when a significant number of Californians do not have access to safe and reliable drinking water. Some… read more
            By: Assemblyman Tyler Diep on January 29, 2019 In one of his first official acts as Governor, Gavin Newsom has declared hostility against one of the cities that I have the honor of representing in the Legislature: Huntington Beach.  Governor Newsom announced the lawsuit this past Friday, along with Attorney General Xavier Becerra, to litigate high density housing into our… read more