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Deal? No Deal!

It seems that Republican MINORITY Leader Dick Ackerman cannot negotiate for his caucus on the state budget, now over due by by 52 days. Earlier today, Senator Dick Ackerman indicated that there was a tentative agreement on the budget. Brian Joseph reported in the Orange County Register Irvine Senator announces tentative budget deal.  Joseph lead…

State Budget Impasse… Over?

Senate Republican Leader Dick AckermanÂ’s office is reporting that he and Senate Democrat Leader Don Perata have reached a tentative deal on the state budget. That’s what Brian Joseph is now reporting at The Register. We don’t yet know the details of the deal. We don’t yet know whether both the Democratic and Republican caucuses…

See Diane Harkey in Action Tomorrow

Last week, Dana Point Diane Harkey made a huge blunder when she misled the OC Republican Party, the press, and the public on the location of her huge Assembly Campaign fundraiser. And this week, she just might make another one at the next Dana Point City Council meeting. After all, this is a public event,…

Right Place? Right Time? Diane Harkey Fundraiser?

As you all know by now, disgraced Dana Point Mayor Diane Harkey held a fundraiser for her Assembly campaign at the Ritz in Newport Beach, even though her campaign had told the OC Republican Party that they had moved the fundraiser to the Pacific Club. Apparently she was afraid of encountering her own constituents, so…

Who’s Impressed with Diane Harkey?

I attended the protest because I want people in my city government, even more in the state assembly, to act in a way which puts their constituents’ interests first, and not their own. [...] The people she is supposed to represent play no role at all in her game plan for power. Tonight’s fundraiser was…

What Do YOU Think: Is ALL Our Children Learning?

“We can be pleased that gains in student achievement made over the past years are either increasing or holding steady,” said state Superintendent Jack O’Connell. “This progress means that hundreds of thousands of California students will have a better shot at success.” Judging by what Jack O’Connell said to The Register about the overall improvement…