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A Divisive Housing Bill Is Defeated in Sacramento

A Divisive Housing Bill Is Defeated in Sacramento

By ADAM NAGOURNEY and JENNIFER MEDINA APRIL 18, 2018 A housing proposal that is dividing neighborhoods and political leaders — state legislation that would override local zoning laws to build dense housing projects near transit lines — has become a top issue in the race for governor. The bill, sponsored by Senator Scott Wiener, was defeated Tuesday by […]

Beaumont City Council To Consider Opting-Out of SB54!

Beaumont City Council To Consider Opting-Out of SB54!

Beaumont, CA – The Beaumont City Council is to consider Opting-Out of SB54, the California Sanctuary State Bill at the April 17, 2018 meeting.  If passed, the city of Beaumont will be the first in Riverside County.  This protest movement, already gaining ground in 9 cities in Orange and San Diego Counties so far, declares […]

Police Officers Research Assoc. Calif. Calls AB 931 Lethal Force Legislation a Dangerous Rush to Judgement

Police Officers Research Assoc. Calif. Calls AB 931 Lethal Force Legislation a Dangerous Rush to Judgement

Sacramento: PORAC has supported policies in the past to increase transparency and enhance community trust.  However, Assembly Bill 931 deceptively pretends that creating a checklist of what constitutes necessary force instead of reasonable force is something more than irresponsible legislation.  The end result is that the public will be placed at greater risk. PORAC believes […]

Gas-tax repeal gets closer to vote as train spotlights state’s misplaced priorities

Gas-tax repeal gets closer to vote as train spotlights state’s misplaced priorities

    By Steven Greenhut Sacramento: Almost everyone agrees that California’s infrastructure is shockingly decrepit, yet public anger over a 12-cent-a-gallon gas tax to address that problem has not subsided. Although an effort by GOP gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen to repeal the tax never got traction, a separate effort led by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, former San […]

CA Controller Finds Brazen Overspending, Lack of Accounting Controls in City of Compton

CA Controller Finds Brazen Overspending, Lack of Accounting Controls in City of Compton

SACRAMENTO — The City of Compton has a General Fund deficit caused in large part by reckless overspending, pervasive internal control deficiencies, and a lack of city council oversight, according to a review published today by California State Controller Betty T. Yee.  Of the 79 measures of internal accounting and administrative controls reviewed by Controller […]

Michael Hiltzik: California confronts the complexities of creating a single-payer health care system

Michael Hiltzik: California confronts the complexities of creating a single-payer health care system

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon may have expected to torpedo the idea of a statewide single-payer health care system for the long term last June, when he blocked a Senate bill on the issue …

Sacramento – State Senate Sends RU 486 to the Assembly

Sacramento – State Senate Sends RU 486 to the Assembly

By a party-line vote of 23-13 the Democrat-controlled State Senate passed SB 320 which mandates the distribution of the powerful abortifacient drug RU 486 to State College and University young women. This is a VERY powerful and dangerous artificial-steroid that attacks the mother’s body first, to prevent the child from getting nutrition. Mom eventually miscarries […]

Gov. Brown’s budget sets spending records, but warns of recession

Gov. Brown’s budget sets spending records, but warns of recession

by Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown’s annual budgets have become familiar affairs. During his last two terms in office, Brown routinely offered a budget plan that broke spending records, but also was designed to limit the creation of new programs while girding against the possibility of another recession. The governor’s budget release from last Thursday was […]

Guv Brown Demands Nation Subsidize Sacramento Corruption and Radical Policies

Guv Brown Demands Nation Subsidize Sacramento Corruption and Radical Policies

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Jerry Brown is really upset!  President Trump and the Congressional GOP’ers have a tax plan to stop the nation from subsidizing the corruption and radical policies in Sacramento—Hundreds of billions for trains to nowhere, abusive Delta Tunnels, $21 billion for illegal aliens, a collapsing pension system […]

Frank: Disgusted at People in Sacramento Protecting Predators

Frank: Disgusted at People in Sacramento Protecting Predators

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views I spent the past weekend at the Republican Party convention in Orange County.  Among the attendees were legislators, staffers, lobbyists, consultants and others that spend their lives dealing with elected officials and getting people elected.  One of the major topics talked about at the Lobby Bar […]

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