Tag Archive for California Government

Voices From Street Corners (Vol. 24): Odds & Ends

Fall Leaves

Fall has finally arrived in South County and the rains are here.  It is a beautiful scene indeed!! As I reflected upon the past three months, the most momentus time for me was the Great Blackout. I wrote about it a few weeks back to reflect upon the day and the potential aftermath. Although some…

Business groups dominate list of legislative donors

From a article by Chase Davis, money and politics reporter at California Watch: Business groups have given more money to California legislative campaigns over the last three years than private citizens and labor unions combined, according to a study released yesterday by Berkeley-based MAPLight.org…. According to the study, business groups accounted for more than 47…

California needs a majority vote budget – and you can help

From the California Democratic Party’s web site at http://www.cadem.org Teachers, firefighters and nurses have launched a petition drive to put a majority vote budget on the ballot in November. Their measure changes the vote requirement to pass a budget from two-thirds to a simple majority and penalizes legislators for failing to do their most important…

UPDATE: Assemblyman Applauds State’s Schools Chief For Releasing QEIA Education Funds

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblyman Jose Solorio’s (D-Anaheim) call to California’s Superintendent of Schools Jack O’Connell to release Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) funds immediately apparently has paid off. Sources confirm that the allocated funds to California’s lowest performing schools will begin to roll out this week. “In a recent letter to the superintendent, I made…

The Future of Voting in California

Kim Alexander, Executive Director of the California Voter Foundation, spoke in Sacramento Monday at a hearing held by Secretary of State Debra Bowen on the Future of Voting in California. A transcript of Alexander’s remarks follow. What do you envision as the future of voting in California?  The Secretary of State is still accepting public…