AB 155 threatens local control of public works projects in California

AB 155 threatens local control of construction projects

The election year promise is very pervasive. Have you ever heard of a politician say he or she is opposed to “local control?” Neither have I. However, a bill currently making its way through the State Legislature, AB 155, would do just that, setting a dangerous precedent that would paralyze local governments and politicize public works […]

Why Democrat Steve Glazer lost bid for Assembly (AD-16)

Special interest funding fuels Steve Glazer campaign for California AD-16

Harry Truman once said: “Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for the real Republican all the time.” What President Truman said applies to Democrat Steve Glazer, a member of the Orinda City Council, who, in the June 3 primary, ran for a seat in the […]

Huge pay raise for lawmakers in California legislature


While you were having Turkey and watching football on November 28, California implemented a huge pay raise for lawmakers. In a sneaky maneuver that took place while millions of Californians had hardly digested their Thanksgiving dinners—and also were unlikely to be paying attention to the news—members of the California State Legislature received am increase of […]

California Legislature ready to gut 2nd Amendment

California guts Second Amendment

On Friday, August 30th, the Assembly Appropriations Committee will be holding a series of historic votes on gun rights in California.  In essence,  the Legislature controlled by Democrats is about to define then ban most handguns, clips, magazines, and rifles as assault weapons; and require registration for and of ammo. Additional registration and additional taxes […]

DeSaulnier legislation aims to reform California Initiative Process

The California Legislative Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments has approved three amendments to SB-448 from Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord), that may address serious abuses of the initiative process and give the public critical information they need when casting their ballot. The measures would ban initiatives that do not provide funding for the costs […]

Learn how to gerrymander

gerrymandered district CA-38

But now you can get an edge and learn how to gerrumander districts yourself at The Redistricting Game, a project of the USC Annenberg Center. Watch the intro, then play the game. You’ll learn how to gerrymander a city or state into one party rule in no time!