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June 19, 2014
It’s no secret that Californians pay more in taxes than those in neighboring states. We’re at the top of the charts when it comes to the state sales tax, our corporate tax rates are the highest in the west, and drivers here pay one of the steepest gas taxes in the country. Yet, despite these facts, some in Sacramento don’t think these taxes are enough.
June 6, 2014
Also Published in the Flash Report These days, it’s hard to talk about Sacramento without bringing up the ethics challenges confronting the State Senate. Criminal charges that include everything from perjury to bribery to influence peddling have been leveled against three Democratic members of this...
June 2, 2014
The last week in May was one of the busiest of the year in Sacramento. Known as the “House of Origin” deadline, bills introduced in the Assembly and Senate had until Friday to be passed out of their original houses to the next chamber for consideration. In this brief update, I’ve highlighted some...
May 18, 2014
During my recent run for State Senate, I was asked many times, “what’s going on in Sacramento?” Considering the headlines we’ve seen lately, with three Democratic senators suspended from office by a vote of their peers, that’s a pretty reasonable question. What, indeed, is going on in Sacramento?
February 1, 2014
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December 31, 2013
Sex Offenders: Parole Violations Current law states anyone who is required to register a sex offender and fails to do so is in violation of their parole. However, under realignment, these offenders are being sent to county or city jail instead of state prison. Overcrowding of these jails puts...
September 11, 2013
Also published at The Press-Enterprise When did we accept average as ordinary? Most Americans agree that our education system is badly fractured. We read continuously about how America’s and California’s academic rankings are slipping at an alarming rate. CEOs like Sky Dayton (founder of EarthLink...
June 17, 2013
Also published in The Sun If you've been following the news out of Sacramento recently, you would think the state's financial troubles are all over. Last week, with little more than 24 hours to actually read it, the Legislature passed a $96.3 billion budget the majority party says is balanced. It...

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