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California Conservatives React to GOP Debate

There seems to be universal consensus that between the reduced number of participants, and the quality of the debate questions and follow-up from the panelists, the Fox Business/Wall Street Journal debate was the strongest by way of policy substance thus far.

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Speaker Ryan Needs to Reach Beyond the Beltway

Speaker Ryan’s remarks were, for the most part, inside baseball. Multiple times Ryan referred to “regular order,” which to the common person sounds like a reference to getting the same fast food at McDonalds every time you go.

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Unified Republicans in CA State Capitol Block Tax Increases

Early Saturday morning, after midnight, the California legislature ended its regular session, and two special sessions. Despite an immense amount of pressure on them from the Governor, their Democrat colleagues, and powerful special interests – Republicans held the line and successfully

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GOP Rejects Jerry Brown’s New Car Fee, Gas Tax

California Gov. Jerry Brown wants over three billion dollars in new taxes, including a $65 tax on every vehicle, plus increases in gasoline and diesel excise taxes. The money will go to paying for transportation needs that he ignored in his recent budget.


Billionaire Tom Steyer’s Bogus ‘Green Jobs’ Referendum

California billionaire Tom Steyer–the biggest megadonor in the last election cycle–dumped $74 million of his personal fortune in 2014 to lose most of the elections in which he played. Now Steyer can chalk up yet another political failure: the disastrous implementation of the California “green jobs” initiative (Prop. 39) that he bankrolled with $30 million in 2012.

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California Republicans: A Fateful Choice on Taxes

Republicans in Sacramento will face a key decision on taxes–and a choice about whether state Democrats go into 2016 on defense for not funding infrastructure needs, or whether Democrats score the double win: billions in new taxes and a fractured GOP, ready to be slaughtered in 2006.

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Ballot Measure Will Require Public Vote on Statewide Spending Projects

Activists enraged by California’s runaway spending have begun a campaign for the “Stop Blanks Check” ballot initiative. The measure, sure to make the ballot next November, thanks to $3 million in contributions and loans from wealthy Stockton-area formers and business owners Dean and Joan Cortopassi, aims to make sure that big-ticket multi-billion dollar spending projects have to be approved by the voters before they can move forward.

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7 Ways Jerry Brown and California Democrats Embraced Illegal Aliens

In case you are wondering exactly how aggressive Governor Jerry Brown and his Democratic colleagues in the California legislature have been in trying to erase the distinction between people residing in California legally versus those here in violation of U.S. immigration law, here are seven startling but very real ways that they have done so.

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SCOTUS Rules 5-4 To Uphold Work of AZ Redistricting Commission

Today the Supreme Court of the United States released it’s much-awaited ruling in the case Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission – deciding in a 5-4 decision for the Commission, and upholding the right of an independent commission to draw Congressional districts.

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Republican Minority in Sacramento Defends Proposition 13

It would appear that the appetite for increasing the size and scope of state government in Sacramento is insatiable. The Democrats who control all of the levers of power are about to pass the largest state budget in the history of California–but that is not good enough or big enough, it would seem.

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Bi-Partisan Bill To Preserve Redistricting Commission Maps, if SCOTUS Tosses

In response to an anticipated ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States in Arizona State Legislature vs. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, which could very well strike down the creation of independent redistricting commissions in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, New Jersey and Washington State, two members of Congress from California, Repupblican Dana Rohrabacher of Costa Mesa and Democrat Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach, yesterday introduced H.R. 2501, the Citizens’ Districts Preservation Act.