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John Cox homelessness (Frederic J. Brown / Getty)

Republican John Cox Takes On Homelessness in California

Republican businessman John Cox is taking on the problem of homelessness in California — one of the most pressing problems facing the state, and one that Democratic leaders statewide have been unable to solve.

Jerry Chicken Brown (FlashReport.org)

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.

Breitbart California in Sacramento (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

California Polls Set Tough Challenge for Republicans

Despite the presence of Republican presidential contenders in the Golden State this weekend, a pair of Field Polls released late last week look grim for the GOP. One shows President Barack Obama’s approval rating among likely voters in the Golden State rising to 57%, “the best appraisal of Obama in over two years by Californians.” The other shows that fewer than one in five Californians approve of Congress, and a near-majority say Republican control of both houses of Congress is a bad thing.

Jerry Brown ull

Jerry Brown to be Sworn in for Fourth Term

California Governor Jerry Brown is set to be sworn in for his fourth term at the state capitol today, and will combine the ceremony with his annual ‘State of the State’ address. The governor won re-election comfortably in November, and