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Eber: Ignorance plus Fear Equals Power in CA politics

Eber: Ignorance plus Fear Equals Power in CA politics

  By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views  I’m not the brightest star in the galaxy.  In my world credibility is earned when the magic words “As seen on TV” or “It must be true” if it is on the internet, are spoken.  However, in rare instances I do my own personal investigations in search […]

‘You Better Get Your Act Together’: Trump Threatens to Cut Funding to California Over Massive Wildfires

‘You Better Get Your Act Together’: Trump Threatens to Cut Funding to California Over Massive Wildfires

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter . President Donald Trump threatened to restrict funding to California if the state does not improve the way it manages forests to prevent more large wildfires, the Los Angeles Times reported. Trump made the comments during a cabinet meeting Wednesday. The Trump administration has been critical of California’s “bad environmental laws,” blaming them for exacerbating wildfires. (RELATED: […]

GOP Volunteers Makes the Republican Party in California Possible

GOP Volunteers Makes the Republican Party in California Possible

    By Stephen Frank, Editorial, California Political News and Views, The first thing we ask a candidate for office is how much money can they raise?  The second question is who is your consultant/strategist?  If they cannot raise the money or do not have a quality consultant, you might rightly surmise that they are […]

‘Over the Line’: Emails Show California Officials Coordinated With Pro-Gas Tax Campaigners

‘Over the Line’: Emails Show California Officials Coordinated With Pro-Gas Tax Campaigners

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter Ethics experts dinged California government agency that coordinated with a public relations firm working to defeat the gas tax repeal. Emails show tight coordination between a California agency and interest groups that support the state’s recent gas tax increase.  Memos show California’s transportation agency worked with a public firm to […]

A California Utility Cut Power to Thousands Over the Risk of Another Fire

A California Utility Cut Power to Thousands Over the Risk of Another Fire

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter California’s largest utility cut power to tens of thousands of customers Sunday in a new attempt to mitigate the risk of sparking a fire during dry, windy weather. California utility PG&E cut power to about 42,000 customers on the heels of extreme fire warnings in three counties. Experts expected wind gusts as […]

California’s Socialist Oligarchy, Part Two: Who They Are and How to Defeat Them

California’s Socialist Oligarchy, Part Two: Who They Are and How to Defeat Them

. . . . By Edward Ring California’s policymakers have condemned Californians to endure contrived scarcity, unaffordability, and inconvenience in all of the basic necessities of life. This is a crime, but it’s not a conspiracy. Rather, it is caused by a collection of powerful special interests whose political agendas align. Left-wing Oligarchs At the top […]

Walmart agrees to pay $65 million to settle lawsuit over seating for California cashiers

Walmart agrees to pay $65 million to settle lawsuit over seating for California cashiers

BY AURORA PERCANNELLA, Los Angeles Times About 100,000 current and former Walmart cashiers in California might soon be eligible to receive slices of a $65-million settlement that the retailer has agreed to pay after being accused of failing to provide suitable seating for workers who want it. The proposed settlement was filed in federal court in […]

CA Controller Reports State Revenue Outpacing Expectations for September and 2018-19 Fiscal Year

CA Controller Reports State Revenue Outpacing Expectations for September and 2018-19 Fiscal Year

SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today reported the state received $12.10 billion in revenue in September, exceeding projections in the 2018-19 fiscal year budget by 5.1 percent, or $582.4 million. This month, all of the “big three” revenue sources –– personal income tax (PIT), corporation tax, and sales tax –– came in higher […]

John Cox, Gavin Newsom Showcase Different Visions for California in Sole Debate

John Cox, Gavin Newsom Showcase Different Visions for California in Sole Debate

By Joel Pollak Republican businessman John Cox and Democrat Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom squared off Monday morning in their first and only debate in the race for governor of California, broadcast live on the Forum program of Bay Area public radio station KQED. The debate, moderated by KQED senior editor Scott Shafer, was comprehensive, covering a wide range of […]

California DMV Wrongly Registered 1,500 People, Including Non-citizens, to Vote in 2018

California DMV Wrongly Registered 1,500 People, Including Non-citizens, to Vote in 2018

By Joel B. Pollak The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) revealed Monday evening that it had registered 1,500 non-eligible people, including non-U.S. citizens, to vote between April and September, despite assuring the public for years it had safeguards to prevent that from happening. The error is the latest scandal for the DMV, which had to […]

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