Monthly Archives: July 2008

  • Assembly Speaker Bass Says Governor’s State Employee Pay Cut Decision “Unwise”

    California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) says Governor Schwarzenegger’s decision to withhold the pay of 200,000 state employees until a budget is signed is "disappointing…unwise…and unnecessary." Speake

  • Fixing California’s Foster Care System

    Foster care advocates and stakeholders gathered at the State Capitol recently to provide testimony on the challenges and solutions needed to strengthen California’s foster care system, the largest foster care system in the nation. Assembly S

  • Factory Farming Fakers Are At It Again

    Last month I wrote about the agribusiness interests opposing Proposition 2 — masquerading as the deceptively named Californians for Safe Food — and their record of duping the public, harming animals, and polluting the environment. The

  • McCain Carping About Media Coverage of Obama is Hilarious

    Have you noticed all the carping and caterwauling this week from the McCain campaign and its attack dogs over the allegedly unbalanced — and even supposedly (horrors!) fawning — coverage Barack Obama is receiving on his overseas jaunt

  • Urgent Action to Fund Water Supply Reliability

    California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) and Senate President pro Tempore Don Perata (D-Oakland) are joining forces to make sure the state’s most urgent water projects get the funding they need. The two Democratic leaders are p

  • Digital Television Transition Deadline Approaching

    The way many of us get our TV signal is about to change. Starting early next year all TV stations will stop broadcasting an analog signal and begin broadcasting a digital signal. The change means anyone who gets their TV signal from an antenna wi

  • Assembly Democrats Protect Education and Health Care

    Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) surrounded by Assembly Democrats and joined by Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata announced the passing of the budget by the Budget Conference Committee. The plan rejects the Governor’s deep cuts

  • On July 4, Sacramento area Seniors Celebrate Freedom

    Decked out in red, white, and blue, dozens of Sacramento area seniors celebrated their ability to live independently on Independence Day, and called on their local legislators to fund critical programs that enable them to remain safely in their h

  • Foreclosure Relief Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

    Legislation by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) and Senate President pro Tem Don Perata (D-Oakland) providing immediate relief to homeowners caught in the mortgage crisis is on its way to the Governor’s desk. As we learn in this

  • “Righteous Defender of the Constitution” Tom McClintock Financed his Primary Campaign Through Unconstitutional Campaign Finance Law

    Tom McClintock, the career politician who’s run for seemingly every office in the state at one point or another, has long claimed to be a champion for conservatives who "want their Constitution back". McClintock, now running for a