California State Legislature

Newman (D-Fullerton) piles up five bills - and each of them is designed “to reflect the kind of pragmatic policy [he] came to office to create.”

Legislation to prohibit payment for each signature in the collection of signatures for qualifying a state or local initiative, referendum or recall for the ballot was approved by the California State Legislature on Wednesday. SB 660, Prohibiting Pay-Per-Signature Incentives, authored by State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), will help to eliminate …continue reading

Logo courtesy of California Senate Republicans

Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus recently joined with Legislative Democrats to demand changes to Governor Newsom’s mismanaged Employment Development Department (EDD). Legislative Republicans recently signed on to a bipartisan letter that was delivered to the Governor and the EDD Director. Click …continue reading

featured graphic for Cypress School District

Yesterday, on a majority vote and for only the second time in twenty-years, the Democrat-led California legislature approved a state budget. Cities and schools will feel further pain, mostly from accounting gimmicks that juggle state payment obligations at their expense. Those gimmicks bridge the last $9.6 billion gap to get …continue reading