When it comes to carrying out the death penalty for convicted murders, the California Legislature finds the lethal drug cocktails “cruel and unusual punishment,” which they say is a violation of the Eighth Amendment. Yet lawmakers were more than willing to approve a lethal drug cocktail to allow sick people to kill themselves. After months … Continue reading California Legislature Supports Physician-Assisted Suicide… But Not For Convicted Murderers
Destroy the middle class in America, and Socialism takes over - economic growth is killed, people turn on each other, free speech is attacked, the government grows and becomes more tyrannical, and individuals are not treated equally under the law. And, subsidies grow as it becomes more “profitable” not to work, and trade effort for leisure. … Continue reading Politicians Lie About Their Love For the Middle Class
Two-thirds of Republicans in the California Legislature -- 22 in Assembly and eight in the Senate -- have formed a 'taxpayer caucus' that pledges to block the governor's efforts to ask voters to extend for five years billions of dollars in taxes. Organizers say that they aim to give taxpayers a stronger voice inside the … Continue reading GOP Legislators Launch ‘Taxpayers Caucus’
Late Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked the attorney general to investigate ACORN's activities in California in the wake of a video showing a volunteer giving advice on setting up a brothel. On the site BigGovernment.com two activists have posted videos of their visits to ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) offices around … Continue reading Did California Taxpayer Dollars Go to ACORN?
Allegations of fraud have dogged Acorn, for years sometimes resulting in convictions. On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted 83-7 to strip ACORN, of more than $1.6 million in federal housing money meant to assist low-income people obtain loans and prepare tax forms. This dramatic step followed last Friday's decision by the U.S. Census Bureau to … Continue reading Will California Attorney General Brown Investigate ACORN?
Californians are taking an increasingly dim view of the governor and members of state legislature. Field Poll numbers show that nearly three out of four survey respondents -- some 74 percent -- said they do not approve of the job that members of the California Legislature are doing. Along with a mangled and heavily politicized … Continue reading Legislative Shenanigans, Last Minute Antics & SB 88
In the waning hours of session, a new Conference Committee on Water is charged with solving California's water woes
Capitol Weekly is reporting that it's make-or-break day in the California state budget neogtiations, as the governor and party leaders resume talks today, some of the thorniest issues surrounding how to balance a $26.3 billion deficit remain unresolved. Meanwhile, IOUs from the cash-strapped state continue to pile up in mailboxes across the state: As of … Continue reading Budget Talks on Education Set for Today
By allowing the fiscal year to end without trimming $3.3 billion from the 2008-09 education budget, lawmakers and Governor Schwarzenegger lost the chance to cut spending in a manner considered crucial to bridging the $24 billion deficit. Instead, Senate Republicans, Democrats and the Governor remained in a political standoff over other parts of the budget, … Continue reading California’s budget crisis deepens after lawmakers miss deadline
A California assemblyman has split from the Democratic Party as both houses of the Legislature head toward a contentious vote this week on a plan to bridge the state's $24 billion budget gap. Juan Arambula confirmed today that he has re-registered as an independent. Formerly a moderate within the Democratic caucus, Arambula is scheduled to … Continue reading CA Assemblyman Juan Arambula re-registers as an Independent