That the California Assembly would spend its first day of the year calling for the removal of President Donald Trump — a week after he sicced a mob of white supremacists, conspiracy theorists and hooligans on Congress — is about as surprising as summer fog in San Francisco. Democrats hold a super-majority in both chambers […]
The focus on COVID-19 has left many issues either overlooked or ignored; our duty is to make the changes needed to get California moving again.
Here’s why this development could affect the state GOP’s chances on Tuesday.
On its way out of town for summer recess, the Legislature passed a veritable caravan of budget “trailer bills” Thursday. But wait, you ask: Didn’t the governor sign a budget bill in mid-June? And didn’t he also sign another budget bill earlier this week? Yes and yes. And if you’re confused it’s because California’s budget […]
Good morning, California. It’s Wednesday, May 5. Elections and bears, oh my If, like me, you didn’t have “California political candidate campaigns with 1,000-pound Kodiak bear” on your 2021 bingo card, you were not prepared for the excesses of a gubernatorial recall election. The effort to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom from office entered a new […]
With the governor set to unveil his revised budget proposal, we urge him to remember that now is a time to be practical.
Con el gobernador listo para presentar su propuesta de presupuesto revisada, lo instamos a recordar que ahora es el momento de ser práctico.
The Week’s Top Stories Better than ‘anyone could have imagined’: Inside Newsom’s optimistic, record-breaking budget proposal By Ben ChristopherMore than last year’s budget. More than the year before. More than any California budget ever. Despite — or maybe because of — the last 10 months of arrested economic activity and unchecked viral contagion, Gov. Gavin […]
Good morning, California. It’s Thursday, January 7. State, congressional leaders respond As a violent mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday — temporarily preventing Congress from certifying the Electoral College votes to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory — protests broke out at California’s Capitol building in Sacramento and in cities […]
Welcome to the next installment of Insiders. Assemblymember Kevin Kiley, a 35-year-old Rocklin Republican with degrees from Harvard and Yale, left a promising law career to run for a state Legislature so heavily dominated by Democrats as to render Republican votes almost meaningless. “I would do it all over again if I had the opportunity,” […]