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Republic of Thirst, Part 3: ‘Creating’ New Water for California Through Innovation

Republic of Thirst, Part 3: ‘Creating’ New Water for California Through Innovation

By Joel Pollak “Republic of Thirst” is a three-part series made possible by a generous fellowship from the Robert Novak Foundation. Part 1 of this series explored current debates about the allocation of California’s scarce water resources. Part 2 explored whether the water supply could be expanded by building new reservoirs. Part 3 explores whether California might alleviate its chronic […]

California Governor Gavin Newsom Cancels High-speed Rail: ‘Would Cost Too Much and Take Too Long’

California Governor Gavin Newsom Cancels High-speed Rail: ‘Would Cost Too Much and Take Too Long’

By Joel Pollak California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday in his “State of the State” address at the California State Capitol in Sacramento that he would abandon the state’s high-speed rail system because it was too expensive. The plan to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by high-speed rail “would cost too much and, respectfully, would […]

Poll: Voters Reject ‘Medicare for All’ — in Left-Wing California

Poll: Voters Reject ‘Medicare for All’ — in Left-Wing California

By Joel Pollak Democratic presidential candidates are rushing to declare their support for a single-payer — i.e. government-run — health care system. But voters reject such a system — even in left-wing California, where it is thought to be popular. A Quinnipiac University poll released this week revealed that a plurality oppose single-payer health care in the state: […]

Gavin Newsom’s First Act as California Governor: More Healthcare for Illegal Aliens

Gavin Newsom’s First Act as California Governor: More Healthcare for Illegal Aliens

By Joel Pollak California Governor Gavin Newsom’s first act in office was to propose extending state healthcare benefits to more illegal aliens. On Tuesday, shortly after being sworn in, Newsom — who ran on the proposal of providing healthcare to everyone in California, though he struggled to explain how he would pay for it — signed an executive […]

Momentum: Republican Kimberlin Brown Pelzer Nears Democrat Raul Ruiz in Early Voting in CA-36

Momentum: Republican Kimberlin Brown Pelzer Nears Democrat Raul Ruiz in Early Voting in CA-36

By Joel Pollak Republican Kimberlin Brown Pelzer is reporting a surge in momentum as her campaign appeared to catch up to that of Democrat incumbent Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) in early voting totals in California’s 36th congressional district. As of Monday afternoon, 72,296 “vote by mail” ballots had been returned, with registered Democrats leading only slightly, […]

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 […]

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) Indicted for Misusing Campaign Funds

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) Indicted for Misusing Campaign Funds

By Joel B. Pollak A federal grand jury indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and his wife on Tuesday evening on charges of misusing $250,000 of campaign funds for personal expenses. Hunter, the scion of a Southern California political dynasty, represents the state’s 50th congressional district, which includes eastern San Diego County and parts of Riverside County. […]

Cal 3: ‘Three Californias’ Referendum to Appear on November 2018 Ballot

Cal 3: ‘Three Californias’ Referendum to Appear on November 2018 Ballot

By Joel B. Pollak “Cal 3,” a proposal to split California into three states will likely appear on the November 2018 ballot after gathering far more than the minimum number of signatures required, organizers announced Tuesday. “Thanks to Californians from every corner of the state, the Cal 3 initiative will be on the statewide ballot this […]

California Primary: Democrats Narrowly Avoid Shutout in Key House Races

California Primary: Democrats Narrowly Avoid Shutout in Key House Races

By Joel Pollak Democrats managed to avoid being shut out of the general election in several key congressional races in the California primary on Tuesday, as their candidates finished second to Republicans, allowing them to qualify for the November ballot — barely. California has a “top two” or “jungle” primary, in which all candidates from all […]

Republican James Bradley in ‘Striking Distance’ of California Senate Slot

Republican James Bradley in ‘Striking Distance’ of California Senate Slot

By Joel Pollak Republican James Bradley is within “striking distance” of second place in the California primary for U.S. Senate, according to the latest University of California Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) poll. According to the poll, which was released June 1, incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is comfortably in first place with 36% of […]

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