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California Political news and opnion from a liberal viewpoint.

Blind Faith – CA Budget Bill Makes Records Disclosure Voluntary

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The investigative reporting that exposed the government impropriety on the part of the officials of the City of Bell would not be possible if legislation passed as part of the state budget is signed into law. Because these laws place a mandated cost on to local entities, legislators and the governor, are trying to prevent local agencies from demanding reimbursement from the state for their compliance by making all of its provisions voluntary.

A “Supreme” time to make some Decisions

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UPDATE 6/17/2013: On Monday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to release one or more opinions from its current term with the remaining opinions issued by the end of the month. The pending opinions include rulings on both Proposition 8 on March 26th (Hollingsworth v. Perry), and the Defense of Marriage Act (U.S. v. Windsor) on March 27th, 2013.

Where would you have them sleep?

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A recent OC Register Editorial asserts that the Homeless Persons Bill of Rights and Fairness Act is “misguided compassion towards the homeless.” To their horror the Bill would grant the homeless new rights in California, including sleeping on sidewalks.

Liberals Seek To be the Good Guys With Guns

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre said; “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.” As a Liberal, fighting the right-wing insanity that is Orange County, I find myself agreeing with Mr. LaPierre.

50 Activists Rally at office of Rep. Ed Royce in Brea on Immigration

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More than 50 activists and counter protesters gathered at 1 p.m. outside the office of Congressman Ed Royce on Tuesday to demand he change his positions on immigration and support President Barack Obama’s reform plan that would clear a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. The group, organized by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, or CHIRLA is part of a national effort…