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Immediate Action Needed! Call the Capitol to protect Proposition 13!

Immediate Action Needed! Call the Capitol to protect Proposition 13!

ACTION ALERT: We need every HJTA member to oppose Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1, which attacks Proposition 13 by making it easier to raise taxes. ACA 1 cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee last week, and is now awaiting a Floor vote. Unlike previous committee votes, and per Proposition 13, passage on the Assembly floor requires a two-thirds vote.Communicating […]

Gavin Newsom’s California budget rises to $213 billion as projected surplus grows

Gavin Newsom’s California budget rises to $213 billion as projected surplus grows

BY SOPHIA BOLLAG Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to spend $1 billion on programs to help the homeless in a $213 billion revised budget he released on Thursday. The updated proposal unveiled Thursday builds on the $209 billion budget the governor laid out in January. It keeps in place spending to expand health coverage for undocumented immigrants and […]

JACKSON: Does California Have A Future?

JACKSON: Does California Have A Future?

Kerry Jackson | Pacific Research Institute   Republican California State Assemblyman Vince Fong recently tweeted about California’s 19 percent poverty rate, which he said “is driven by the extreme high cost of living here.” “Yet,” said Fong, “Sacramento continues to pass policies that make it even more expensive.” In a story illustrated by an artist’s rendering of a […]

California has a giant surplus—of ideas for new taxes. What’s up with that?

California has a giant surplus—of ideas for new taxes. What’s up with that?

By Judy Lin California is enjoying a projected $21.4 billion surplus. Three-quarters of the state believes any new revenue increase should be for voters to decide. By population and percentage of personal income, this state already has the nation’s 10th highest tax burden. And the leader of the California Senate, Pro Tem Toni Atkins, has pointedly cautioned against any more levies that […]

Lamentations from an “Almost” Delegate | This State Party is Circling the Political Drain

Lamentations from an “Almost” Delegate | This State Party is Circling the Political Drain

    By Debra Tash This weekend the California GOP will elect a new chair. If the 900 or so delegates pass over Stephen Frank and elect either Travis Allen or Jessica Patterson, the Party will no longer be circling the drain, it will be sucked down the pipe and flushed into the sea, new […]

California State Senate Committee Bans the Use of ‘He’ and ‘She’ During Hearings, Then Breaks Its Own Rule

California State Senate Committee Bans the Use of ‘He’ and ‘She’ During Hearings, Then Breaks Its Own Rule

Nick Givas | Media And Politics Reporter Spiked Online editor Brendan O’Neill reacted to a California state Senate committee banning the words “he” and “she” during hearings and said it’s an example of political correctness run amok. “It’s crazy. It really shows how far the politically correct lobby are willing to go in terms of […]

Facts from Sac: Governor Newsom Doesn’t Have to Look To D.C. To Find Incompetence

Facts from Sac: Governor Newsom Doesn’t Have to Look To D.C. To Find Incompetence

Assembly Republican Caucus, Governor Gavin Newsom railed against incompetence in Washington during his inaugural address, but he doesn’t have to look all the way across the country to find failure in government. Just recently, the State Auditor reported that California’s new accounting system is so unreliable that large state agencies flat-out refuse to use it, increasing the […]

A Common Sense Public Safety Blueprint for Gov. Gavin Newsom

A Common Sense Public Safety Blueprint for Gov. Gavin Newsom

. . .. By Michele Hanisee . Governor Gavin Newsom enters office with a liberal resume and promises to fulfill a progressive agenda. But this doesn’t condemn the Governor to stumbling down the dangerous path that his predecessor carved out. This path is littered with a series of public safety experiments that former Gov. Jerry […]

Here’s how to watch inauguration ceremony for incoming governor Gavin Newsom

Here’s how to watch inauguration ceremony for incoming governor Gavin Newsom

BY CLAIRE MORGAN Gavin Newsom is set to be sworn in Monday as California’s 40th governor in downtown Sacramento. The two days of festivities, which included events at the California Railroad Museum and a concert to benefit Camp Fire victims on Sunday, culminates with Monday’s swearing-in ceremony on the steps of the state Capitol at […]

Rebuked repeatedly by the Supreme Court, Brown sues to prevent voters from following suit

Rebuked repeatedly by the Supreme Court, Brown sues to prevent voters from following suit

. . .. By Michele Hanisee . Governor Brown, having been rebuked multiple times in the past month by the California Supreme Court for “abuse of power” in issuing pardons and commutations, has now resorted to a lawsuit aiming to prevent voters from enacting common sense fixes to his badly flawed Proposition 57. The soon […]

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