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6 Terrible California Bills Jerry Brown Should Veto

Here’s just a sampling of some very bad California bills that were passed (there were a lot more). Unfortunately, every one of these bills drew some GOP support. In some cases that support made the difference in passing.

California Gov. Jerry Brown lifts a signed bill creating highest statewide minimum wage at $15 an hour by 2022 at the Ronald Reagan building in Los Angeles, Monday, April 4, 2016. California and New York acted Monday to gradually push their statewide minimum wages to $15 an hour, the highest …

Tax Breaks For Olympic Medalists? No Thanks!

Last week Democrats in the State Capitol killed a bill by conservative Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) that would have exempted Olympic medal winners from paying state taxes on their winnings.

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Proposition 57: Jerry Brown’s Early Release For Violent Criminals

Governor Jerry Brown has placed before voters this November a ballot measure deceptively titled the “Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016” – when it might be more accurately dubbed the “Let Violent Criminals Out Of Prison Early Act of 2016.”

Jerry Brown Kamala Harris (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Sacramento Democrats Target Munger Transparency Measure

Bay Area billionaire and moderate Republican mega-donor Charles Munger, Jr. has proposed a transparency measure, the California Legislative Transparency Act, likely to qualify for the ballot this November. However, Democrats in Sacramento may try to stop it first.

Charles Munger Jr. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

In Decisive California Primary, Ted Cruz Is in Control

The question of whether business tycoon Donald Trump clinches the 1,237 pledged first-ballot delegate votes needed to win at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July will only be decided in delegate-rich California.

Republican presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz addresses supporters at a rally in Irvine, California on April 11, 2016. Cruz, the Texas Senator, chipped away at Donald Trump's lead by taking all 13 Colorado delegates at stake in a state Republican convention April 9, notching his fourth win in a row …

Ted Cruz in California: The General Reviews His Troops

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) demonstrated the organizational heft of his California machine Thursday morning, speaking to over one hundred of his proposed slate of delegates at the Hotel Irvine in Orange County.

Ted Cruz Delegates (Jon Fleischman / Breitbart News)

How California Primary Rules Could Help Ted Cruz

Thanks to the history of the California Republican Party, only Republicans can participate in the primary process in the nation’s largest state, and California has a winner-take-all-by-district system that may allow Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to mount a comeback against frontrunner Donald Trump.

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz makes a speech at a campaign rally on March 5, 2016 in Wichita, Kansas.

Brokered Convention Likely Means Trump Goes Third Party

If you are Donald J. Trump, you are not very excited about the idea of a “brokered convention.” Aside from falling short of the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination for president outright, the way delegates are chosen, and the nomination process itself, are not ideal for someone running an outsider assault on the party.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in a debate sponsored by Fox News at the Fox Theatre on March 3, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.

California Republicans Weigh in on GOP Debate

And then there were four.  At last night’s GOP debate, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was treated to a “Cuban sandwich,” as Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) spent yet another debate going after him. They were aided by

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California Republicans React to GOP Debate

The last GOP debate before Super Tuesday is in the can. Co-hosted by CNN and Telemundo, it was viewed by 14.5 million people on Thursday evening. The debate crystallized that this is now essentially a three-person show: Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). And things really got hot, as the gloves came off.

Moderator Wolf Blitzer, Republican presidential candidates, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich participate in a Republican presidential primary debate at The University of Houston, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in Houston.

New Hampshire GOP Debate: California Reacts

Last night, ABC News hosted the GOP debate for seven of the Republican contenders for the Presidency: former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, surgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, and businessman Donald Trump.

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June Ballot Measure a Reminder of Capitol Corruption

If passed by the voters, Prop. 50 would amend the state constitution to allow either chamber of the legislature, by a two-thirds vote, to suspend a member of that body without pay or benefits.

Leland Yee (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

California Republicans React to GOP Debate

On Thursday, the Republican National Committee and the Fox Business News Channel hosted the first GOP Debate of 2016 in Charleston. I made the cross-country trek to be there to see it first-hand!

GOP Debate (Rainier Ehrhardt / Associated Press)

California Conservatives React to GOP Debate

On Tuesday night, the candidates vying for the Republican nomination for president gathered at the Venetian Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip for the last GOP debate of 2015. Below are some observations from various conservative and Republican leaders around the Golden State.

Ted Cruz and daughter (John Locher / Associated Press)

GOP Registration Hits Record Low in Orange County

In Orange County, long considered one of the few bastions of conservatism in California, voter registration trends have been decidedly poor for the Republican Party, with GOP registration dropping below 40% of registered voters for the first time ever.

Sleeping elephant (Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated Press)

Kristin Olsen’s Vote For Higher Taxes Gets Her Nowhere

Recently, the Los Angeles Times exposed that special interest groups representing certain “business” interests in Sacramento have put serious pressure on the California Republican Party not to fund the potential candidacy of Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen in a bid against incumbent State Senator Kathleen Galgiani, a Democrat.

Krisin Olsen (Facebook)

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.

GOP Debate Fox Business Foreign Policy (Scott Olson / Getty)

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.

Braveheart Paul Ryan (Jon Fleischman / FlashReport.org)