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Saturday, May 26, 2018
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...
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...
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...
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. 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...
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 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...
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,...
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...
By. Ron Nehring With liberal Democrats busy trying to turn California into some kind of progressive utopia, conservatives can often be heard talking about our state in dire terms, deriding it and openly discussing either leaving or rationalizing those who...
By ALEXEI KOSEFF California Assembly Republicans on Thursday selected a new leader, days after a failed voteto overthrow the head of its caucus resulted in a compromise for an election to be held next week. Assemblyman Brian Dahle, R-Nubieber, is now leader...
By Sal Rodriguez Assemblyman Chad Mayes’ days as leader of Assembly Republicans could be numbered. After leading six other Republican Assembly members to vote with him for an extension of the state’s cap-and-trade program, Mayes appears to have succeeded in...
In 2008 California voters barely passed Proposition 1A, which established the High Speed Rail Project. In good faith, they trusted soon-to-be-governor Jerry Brown and other leaders were telling the truth when they said a High Speed Rail project would cost...
BY Jim Miller Senate Democrats have put forward another bill to boost the political prospects of embattled state Sen. Josh Newman, the target of a well-funded recall effort on the verge of qualifying for the ballot. The effort to oust Newman,...
Melissa Melendez says she will seek to replace Chad Mayes as Assembly Republican leader By Patrick McGreevy Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez said Thursday she will seek to replace Chad Mayes as Assembly Republican leader when the Legislature returns from summer recess Monday. Melendez said Mayes'...
By Liam Dillon Californians could vote on billions of dollars in new spending for low-income housing developments and water and parks improvements next year. Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers are considering five proposals that would finance new homes for low-income residents, build parks...
By Julie Cart and Laurel Rosenhall Against the sparkling backdrop of sailboats bobbing on San Francisco Bay, Gov. Jerry Brown last month signed a bill extending California’s cap-and-trade program, assuring that the most high-profile piece of the state’s fight against...
Water. It’s the key to our economic livelihood, our residential quality of life and our future. It’s the very thing that makes life on our planet possible. And although it makes up 71 percent of the earth’s surface, its...
By. Taryn Luna: @TarynLuna A commissioner of California’s political watchdog agency met secretly with a lawyer working for Senate Democrats while advocating for changes to campaign finance law that would help retain the Democrat’s supermajority in the state Senate, The Bee...
Last week, Judicial Watch, "a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation promoting transparency, accountability, and integrity in government" put California on notice that it is preparing to sue the state if it continues to be in violation of the National Voter...
By. Phil Willon California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Léon has been coy about his future political plans, but not bashful when it comes to raising money for a future campaign. That includes nearly $100,000 that flowed into his campaign...
By. Ralph Vartabedian California bullet train chief executive Jeff Morales announced in April that he would be leaving June 2, after five years running the nation’s largest infrastructure project. But in the four months since, the high speed rail board has not...
Recently, I wrote a commentary entitled, “When will tax-paying voters learn?” wherein I cited the insanity of the reckless, insatiable appetites and lies of California’s Left dominated legislature. Too many among us voters fall for tax bill feel-good titles and...
By. Maura Dolan California’s high-speed rail backers suffered a legal setback Wednesday when a U.S. appeals court dismissed as merely advisory a federal board’s decision declaring the project immune from the state’s environmental laws. Opponents of the bullet train, which is...
Predictably, mere days after the deranged Leftist deliberately targeted and shot three Republicans and two Capitol Police officers on a Virginia baseball diamond, the Left clamored for more gun control. But would stricter gun control have stopped the Alexandria shooter...

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