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Thursday, July 19, 2018
*Editorial Comment* It is very ironic that extremist Henry Stern complained about "Negative Tone" in campaigns in the Signal on May 30th while being called out just a week early by the National Review for his temper tantrum and...
Originally Published Here Two weeks ago, the Assembly Rules Committee abruptly ended its investigation of sexual harassment and other complaints against Assembly-woman Cristina Garcia. The investigation was conducted by outside counsel Vida Thomas of Stoel Rives, LLP, who was retained by the Assembly. The...
From the mountains of Korea to the deserts of Iraq our military men and women have gone above and beyond to protect the values we hold so dear to us in this great nation. California has seen more combat fatalities...
Benjamin Franklin once opined that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” He may have been right, and nowhere in this world is that more true than right here in the State...
Sunshine, warm climate, great beaches, majestic mountains….and a huge tax bill. California has a lot to offer but to think these God-given amenities are enough to keep taxpayers in California is a dangerous assumption. But it is an assumption the...
Crime in our streets is on the rise. Our state has begun to plunge in safety ratings in a way reminiscent of the 1980s and 90s. This time, neither due to a crack-cocaine epidemic nor the emergence of gangs...
By Laurel Rosenhall orginally published on Cal Matters Under investigation for sexual harassment—including allegations that he invited a young staffer to come home with him—state Sen. Tony Mendoza agreed on Jan. 3 to take a month-long leave of absence from...
By. Billy Kobin for the majestic Sacramento Bee Restaurants in California would be prohibited from automatically handing out straws to customers under a bill introduced Wednesday. Assemblyman Ian Calderon, D-Whittier, introduced Assembly Bill 1884, which would require dine-in restaurants to have...
By Larry Sand orginally published California Policy Center High school graduation rates have traditionally been a barometer of student success, as well as a measure of the quality of school systems. The members of California’s education establishment have been high-fiving...
By Kevin McCarthy, Steve Knight, Ed Royce, Mimi Walter, and Tom McClintock originally published in Orange County Register Reading the news and watching television, one gets the impression that our Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is stealing from the poor...
Democrat Legislators have hit a new level of addiction… TAXES! California is not only the highest taxed state in the Union, but Democrats in Sacramento are looking to tax Californians even more. That’s right. They are like addicts. Each time...
By Chriss W. Street originally posted on California Political Review Gov. Jerry Brown is blaming California’s coming insolvency on Proposition 13, which was passed in response to his first term policies in the late 1970s. Gov. Brown has been warning Californians since May that...
Fade from black. Open to a zooming aerial shot of California’s Capitol dome. Cut to inside the building. Panning shot of middle aged men and women lined up, dressed nicely, bursting with excitement, all waiting in line to be...
By. Susan Shelley originally published for Fox & Hound Unless California is trying to break the Guinness World Record for tax evasion, it’s hard to see what will be accomplished by the plan put forward by Senate Leader Kevin de...
Businesses have been getting hammered by legislative Democrats. For years they’ve been taxed, regulated, penalized and punished in any and every way here in California. Readers of the ROSCV know well the pain inflicted upon our economy by these measures....
Was this what left-wing extremist Henry Stern had in mind when he voted for Sanctuary state? We know what you are going to say "not all illegal immigrants are criminals," or at least criminals to this extent. But can...
Recently I was the subject of a factually inaccurate attack in a Signal op-ed by CA25 Democratic candidate Bryan Caforio.  First and foremost, of course, I denounce and do not tolerate the type of hate that Caforio is trying...
Dear Senator Wilk, Last year, you sponsored Assembly Bill (AB) No. 772 that amended the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to unclaimed property. The existing law “required the Controller, within one year of receiving unclaimed property, to cause a...
By Edward Ring originally published for California Policy Center When speaking about pension burdens on California’s cities and counties, a perennial question is how much are the costs going to increase? In recent years, California’s biggest pension system, CalPERS, has...
SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown's 2018-19 Budget Proposal: “I thank Governor Brown for his commitment to building a strong budget reserve and will work with him to protect...
By. Patrick Gleason The Democratic Governors Association, in an attempt to attack Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) tweeted this week about how 33,000 people left Illinois for another state over the past year, continuing years of outmigration from the Land...
by. Caleb Lunetta MARIJUANA Among the new laws that will come into effect in 2018, Proposition 64, the approval by California voters in 2016 to permit the recreational use of marijuana, will begin taking full effect at the beginning of next...
The end of the year is upon us and we thought it would be a good time to review Santa Clarita's leadership in Sacramento. In the chart below, we outline how each of the representatives for Santa Clarita was...
By Steven Greenhut originally published for California Policy Center Sacramento In the coming months and years, California voters can expect to see a variety of tax increases pop up on their local election ballots. They will be called “public safety” taxes...
By Larry Sand A new poll shows that teachers are politically divided, but union political spending is anything but. The results of a poll released last week by the Education Week Research Center reveal that teachers are evenly distributed across the...
By. HANK BERRIEN On Thursday, the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) released a new study by Drs. David Macpherson of Trinity University and William Even of Miami University that estimated California will lose 400,000 jobs by the time the $15 minimum...
Last week was one of the worst for wildfires in recent memory. The Santa Clarita Valley was spared this time around with little loss or damage to structures unlike the horrific images from the Thomas, Creek, and Skirball Fires....
By Laurel Rosenhall With sexual harassment and assault allegations ricocheting through the state Capitol, two female lobbyists say they soon faced the consequences of speaking out—a state senator who suddenly wanted to avoid meeting with them. A client of theirs relayed...
by Bob Loewen for California Policy Center When Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown enters his sixteenth year as governor of California this January, he will likely ask his magic mirror which is the bluest state of them all. The mirror...
By Larry Sand for California Policy Center Janus v AFSCME is due to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court early in 2018, with a decision announced in June. If the lawsuit is successful, no teacher or any public employee...
California labor leaders are in full panic mode over a pending Supreme Court case, Janus vs. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). This Illinois lawsuit challenges the rights of unions in 22 states, including California, to...
By Dan Walters for Cal Matters Jerry Brown, like most of humankind, is a mixture of positive and negative tendencies, and sometimes they run together. The governor is a very smart man with a remarkable and admirable ability to soak up...
By. A. Barton Hinkle Political experts have cited many reasons for Democrat Ralph Northam's huge win in Tuesday's elections. Credit has gone to the state's changing demographics. And to high voter turnout. And to loathing for Donald Trump, which helped...
BY ALEXEI KOSEFF Remove ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ as national anthem, California NAACP urges When California lawmakers return to the Capitol in January, the state chapter of the NAACP will be seeking their support for a campaign to remove “The Star-Spangled Banner”...
This week we honor the millions of men and women who throughout our nation’s history have sacrificed so much for the common good. To the Veterans and their families, my sincerest thank you. California’s state Capitol is home to some...
by Ed Ring published originally for California Policy Center As the ethnic composition of America changes from mostly white to a kaleidoscope of color within a generation, there is no better way to fracture society than to teach everyone to...
My name is Angela Bennett, and I have the honor of serving as the President, CEO of the SCV Pregnancy Center. We have been serving Santa Clarita families for over 30 years with comprehensive counseling services while providing relevant...
by Ed Ring originally publisher at California Policy Center Nobody argues that California’s roads need huge upgrades. But the solution didn’t require the $0.12 per gallon tax hike that goes into effect today. The root cause of these neglected roads...
By Sam Han and Will Swaim Home caregivers serving Medicaid patients in California are being shortchanged and, chances are they don’t even know it. Medicaid pays for elderly and disabled individuals who need support with activities of daily living to receive...
By. AWR Hawkins At the end of the latest legislation session Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill removing mandatory enhanced sentencing for criminals who use guns in the commission of their crimes. He did this at the same time that...
Fill your tank before the Democrats 12-cents a gallon tax hike takes effect. Tomorrow, courtesy of the legislative majority party, the price of gas goes up 12-cents a gallon and diesel goes up 20-cents a gallon in California. And there...
Halloween is a time for fun, but also a time for fear and terror. When my kids were young, my wife, Vanessa, and I always took them to Fright Fest at Magic Mountain. It gave the kids a good scare,...
By. Patrick McGreevy Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law Saturday that will remove the rights of school administrators to decide whether employees with concealed weapon permits can bring guns on campus. State law already prohibited civilians who are not school workers from bringing firearms onto campuses, but...
by. Drew Gregory Lynch Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, announced on Tuesday that the state Senate will hire outside firms to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct at the Capitol in Sacramento – allegations referenced in an...
By. Emily Zanotti California just became the first state in the union to officially recognize a third gender option, paving the way for "non-gender binary" to be included on most official state documents. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB179, the Gender Recognition...
By. Jacob Airey On Tuesday, October 3rd, the California State Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to address “Combatting Hate While Protecting the Constitution” (and yes, they did actually misspell the title) in Sacramento. While this meeting sounds important,...
By. Orange County Register Editorial Board One in five Californians live in poverty, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report. Using the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which accounts for regional cost-of-living, the average poverty rate in California from 2014 through 2016...
By Ruth Brown H2-no! Gatorade has been banned from insulting its main competitor — water — and fined $300,000 after it slandered nature’s sports drink in a video game, California’s Attorney General announced Thursday. AG Xavier Becerra sued the neon-colored beverage company...
The assertion of the Russians hacking the Democratic National Committee computers and attempted hacking of the Republican National Committee’s as well has been and is a hot topic. It’s said the RNC took preventatives actions and the DNC did...
Affordable housing has become the clarion call of progressives to combat the evil results of market capitalism. Almost weekly we see impassioned articles and editorials calling for an aggressive affordable housing plan for the SCV. Rising home and living...

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