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California needs criminal justice reforms to fight crime

California needs criminal justice reforms to fight crime

    By Michele Hanisee The “Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act of 2018″ will appear on the 2020 ballot, as the failure of some Registrars to timely validate signatures prevented it from qualifying from the 2018 ballot. The initiative will make commonsense changes to fix problems caused by AB 109, Prop 47 and Prop 57. While […]

California DOJ Withdraws Regulation Requiring Registration of ‘ASSAULT WEAPONS’

California DOJ Withdraws Regulation Requiring Registration of ‘ASSAULT WEAPONS’

Kerry Picket | Reporter The California Department of Justice withdrew a regulation Wednesday evening requiring California firearm owners to register so-called “assault weapons” following a lawsuit filed by a group of gun rights advocacy organizations including Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF), Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), The Calguns Foundation (CGF) and California Association […]

Tijuana Resident Impersonated U.S. Citizen to Steal $361,000 in Government Benefits

Tijuana Resident Impersonated U.S. Citizen to Steal $361,000 in Government Benefits

By Chriss Street A Mexican citizen living in Tijuana with 40 aliases was sent to U.S. prison after admitting he assumed an American identity to collect almost $361,000 in government benefits fraudulently. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California announced that Andres Avelino Anduaga, a Mexican citizen living in Tijuana, had admitted to obtaining […]

Gun Rights Groups Sue California AG Over ‘Bullet Button Assault Weapon’ Registration Failures

Gun Rights Groups Sue California AG Over ‘Bullet Button Assault Weapon’ Registration Failures

By ARW Hawkins Four gun rights groups are suing California Attorney General Xavier Becerra over failures of the “bullet button assault weapon” registration system. The deadline for registering “bullet button assault weapons” was 11:59:59 pm on June 30. On July 9 Breitbart News reported that numerous registrants said they had seen the personal information of other registrants while […]

California’s Major Government Unions Collect At Least $900 Million Per Year

California’s Major Government Unions Collect At Least $900 Million Per Year

. . . by Edward Ring . In the wake of the Janus ruling, it is useful to estimate just how much money California’s government unions collect and spend each year. Because government unions publicly disclose less than what the law requires of public corporations or private sector unions, only estimates are possible. The primary source of information […]

California sees larger increase in homelessness than any other state since 2016

California sees larger increase in homelessness than any other state since 2016

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Jerry Brown crows about a $9 billion budget surplus, a $16 billion rainy day fund—but still approves a $60 million increased tax on cell phones.  We have the highest poverty rate in the nation—and with 12 million people, the highest number of people living in poverty […]

CA Controller Reports State Revenues | Beat Expectations for June and the 2017-18 Fiscal Year

CA Controller Reports State Revenues | Beat Expectations for June and the 2017-18 Fiscal Year

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee today reported California received more tax revenue than expected during the month of June and for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which ended June 30.  Total revenues of $19.91 billion for June were greater than anticipated in the budget signed in June 2017 by $2.30 billion or 13.1 percent. All of […]

California’s New ‘Declines to State Party’

California’s New ‘Declines to State Party’

  By Richard Eber   Welcome to the first meeting of the “Declines to State” (DTS) Political Party. This group comprises more than 25% of the voters including myself in California.  We choose not to be officially designated Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, American Independent, Socialist, Green, etc…. As such, we should still have a voice in government […]

California: Assault Weapon Informational Bulletin; What to DO if You Missed the Registration Deadline

California: Assault Weapon Informational Bulletin; What to DO if You Missed the Registration Deadline

Sunday, July 1, was the deadline to register “assault weapons” with the California Department of Justice. If you did not register your bullet-button firearm with CA DOJ, whether by choice or because the online-only registration system prevented you from doing so, you now have limited options to avoid potential criminal charges for continued possession of […]

A California Budget That Reflects Plenty Of Dollars — But Less Sense

A California Budget That Reflects Plenty Of Dollars — But Less Sense

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views We have a $9 billion surplus, but taxes on cell phones are going up to finance a repair of the 9-1-1 system.  We have the money but the Democrats want to nickel and dime us to Texas—or poverty, whichever comes first. “At present, Democrats occupy 55 […]

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