Tag Archive for 34th State Senate

To Sacramento and Back

Wow. How could I have ever known how crazy this week would be? How could I have ever known that I would be lobbying for universal health care on Monday, finding my mother on Tuesday and Wednesday, preparing for my grandmother’s passing away on Thursday, and dealing with my computer’s total meltdown today? Ah, the…

How About Our Health Care, Senator Correa?

Last week, a group of local community leaders a chance to talk with State Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) about health care. They asked him what he plans to do in the Legislature to ensure that all of Orange County’s working families have health care. And his answer? He said that so long as the…

What’s Up Lou?

I just learned that Senator Lou Correa voted against Senator Sheila Kuehl’s Single-payer health care coverage legislation SB840.  According to the legislative analysis SB840 would establish the California Universal Healthcare System under which all California residents will be eligible for specified health care benefits.  The universal system will, on a single payer basis, negotiate for…

Hey Perata! You knew who you were getting in Lou

Far more interesting to me than the ongoing pouting of Assemblyman Todd Spitzer over his recent move to smaller quarters at the hand of Speaker Nunez, is the ongoing spanking that Speaker Pro-Tempore Don Perata keeps dishing out to Orange County State Senator Lou Correa. For those who may have forgotten, Don hand picked Lou…

Correa: ‘You’re not welcome here’

Bravo to State Senator Lou Correa for standing up for his constituency.  From the Orange County Register’s Brian Joseph: Orange County Sens. Lou Correa and Tom Harman ignited fireworks in Senate chambers this morning when they objected to the introduction of a delegation from the Vietnamese government. Senator Leland Yee from San Francisco/San Mateo, who…

Correa goes on the record regarding Iraq vote

State Senator Lou Correa has been pretty elusive about his vote on SJR1, the resolution opposing the troop surge in Iraq.  And today he officially went on the record with the Orange County Register Sacramento reporter Brian Joseph: For days now, Sen. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, has taken heat from the folks over at theliberalOC.com…

Psst! Between you and me, Lou Correa is Chicken Little.

Let’s recap here… Last week, State Senator Lou Correa distinguished himself as the lone Democrat who voted with the Senate Republicans in support of the President’s failed invasion of Iraq and his decision, against the advice of his military advisor’s, to increase troop levels in Iraq. I don’t really have a problem with Lou voting…