One measure on the June ballot asks voters to shell out billions to improve the environment. Another could make it more difficult for the state to spend billions on helpful projects.
Party leaders say they’ve found the secret to winning this year: Keep it local.
Good morning, California. Happy 4/20, for those who care, including the Sacramento lobbyists who are making bank on their many cannabis clients. California to Trump: Take ‘yes’ for an answer Working out policy is hard, especially when it involves President Trump and the Mexican border, and when it’s done by Twitter. Let’s review: Trump demanded that Texas, New […]
With the June primary approaching, there is a fight underway for the identity of the California Republican Party.
For better or worse—although really, who would argue better?—2017 was the year Twitter commandeered politics. A look at California in 2017, told from tweet to tweet.
In which Brown gets pushback on climate change from a couple of European Parliament members, and answers sharply.
If you were to judge strictly by the California GOP’s convention in Orange County, the war within the party is over. This is Trump’s party now.
This weekend the rank-and-file of the state’s second favorite political party are descending upon the Anaheim Marriott in Orange County to rub elbows, pass bylaws, cheer keynote speaker/bomb-thrower Steve Bannon, and formulate a strategy to attempt to re-take political power in California. Or barring that, to at least reclaim political relevance. We speak, of course, of California Republicans.
California’s never-say-die conservatives reject anyone who strays from their rigid positions on taxes and other issues.
At this point, it’s practically a California tradition. First, state judges find a loophole in California’s constitutional bulwark against new, higher taxes. Then conservative legislators and anti-tax activists rush in to patch the hole with a new ballot proposition. This week, the state Supreme Court made the first move in this familiar two-step by issuing a ruling that both anti-tax crusaders and proponents of more local investment say could make it much easier for city and county governments to raise new taxes. Now California conservatives are counter-punching.