Tag: Supermajority

Josh Newman (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Democrat Josh Newman Faces Recall Tuesday over Gas Tax Vote

Voters in California’s 29th State Senate district will decide the fate of freshman Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) on Tuesday, when he faces a recall over his 2017 vote to increase gas taxes by 12 cents per gallon, along with other fees.

Jerry Brown cap-and-trade (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

FLEISCHMAN: GOP Votes Give Jerry Brown Big Win on Cap-and-Trade

The “shadow presidency” of California Governor Jerry Brown scored a win Monday night as eight Republican legislators crossed the political aisle and voted with most Democrats to extend a key component of the “cap- and-trade” program that has literally shifted $4.42 billion from the private sector to the government since mid-2012.

State Senator Josh Newman (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Outside Money Pours into Josh Newman Recall over Gas Tax Vote

Outside money is pouring into the campaign to recall first-term State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), who voted in favor of the hugely unpopular gas tax, giving Republicans a chance at breaking the Democrats’ supermarjority in the State Senate.

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Can Jerry Brown Rally Dems in Legislature For $54 Billion In New Taxes?

Governor Brown is on the eve of a self-appointed April 6 deadline to push what he has titled the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, which seeks to impose new gasoline taxes and car registration fees to bring in an estimated $52.4 billion in increased tax revenues over the next decade alone.

Jerry Brown (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

In Blue California, Democrats On Verge Of Regaining Supermajorities

California continues to cement its place as a national outlier, with Hillary Clinton clobbering Donald Trump by nearly 30 points as the last ballots are counted. Now, California Democrats looked to have gained a supermajority in the state legislature as well.

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Democrats Win Supermajority in State Assembly

Election Day for Republicans, nationally, was a very good night. Not only did the GOP win the presidency with the election of Donald J. Trump, but it also retained control of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, and won gains at the state level across the country.