At stake in a California recall race is more than the short tenure of a state lawmaker. The fate of Sen. Josh Newman will provide an object lesson to politicians of all stripes on what happens to vulnerable politicians who take controversial votes—and how well parties and other interest groups can (or can’t) protect them from ticked off voters.
Legislature should get on with the people’s business instead of focusing on SB 660 to reform the recall process.
SB 660 would help ensure that voters aren’t subjected to deception and duplicity that generate distrust in direct democracy.
The day after Gov. Newsom easily defeats the recall, Democrats start a push to make recalls more difficult.
With the recall election on Gov. Gavin Newsom nearing an end, critics say the recall system needs changes. But would they be reforms or a power grab?
The idea that the party’s candidate will lose the recall, but a party member will beat back a divided opposition is not usually what happens.
California lawmakers are considering a bill to add an after-death option beyond burial or cremation. It has received bipartisan support, but there are religious concerns.
Current events in Washington and California prove again that politicians change the rules of politics to gain advantage.
Democratic lawmakers are taking steps to move up the date of the all-but-certain election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom — a sign they may be listening to arguments that doing so could help him stay in office. Thursday morning, the state Department of Finance released estimates showing it would cost California’s 58 counties at least […]
The date of California’s recall election still is not set, but voters may decide the governor’s fate closer to Labor Day than November.