Tag Archive for California Government

Open House at Solorio’s Place Tomorrow

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a new kid on the block here at The Liberal OC. Yes, believe it or not, I’m here and I’m here to stay. You may have bumped into me before at some other California blog (where I’ll still occasionally post stuff), but now I’ll also be here to chat…

SICKO: We’re the leaders of the free world, but…

We are not the leaders in health care for our people.  Why is that? We can find the money to bomb Iraq into the Stone Age, but we cannot provide health care for all Americans. Why? We can provide top notch health care to “enemy combatants,” but not to our veterans. What’s up with that?…

CYD Tells Arnold to Stop Fiddling While CA Burns

By Kevin Yamamura – Bee Capitol Bureau Published 12:00 am PDT Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Story appeared in MAIN NEWS section, Page A3 Stacy Berger, right, and Chris Chafee of California Young Democrats deliver postcards to the governor’s office criticizing him for traveling to Europe during budget talks and the Tahoe wildfire. Sacramento Bee/Lezlie Sterling…

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…

More on the “Dog House” saga

The Orange County Register - Brian Joseph reports today on State Assembly Republicans offering tours of OC Assemblyman Todd Spitzer’s new room with a view of the Capitol Park.  As I covered last week Spitzer Opposes Downsizing, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez assigned Todd Spitzer to new quarters to accommodate Republican Assemblyman Paul Cook who needed more…

CA National Guard Stretched to the Limit

State National Guard warns it’s stretched to the limit Mark Martin, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau Friday, May 11, 2007 (05-11) 04:00 PDT Sacramento — As state forestry officials predict an unusually harsh fire season this summer, the California National Guard says equipment shortages could hinder the guard’s response to a large-scale disaster.  A dearth of equipment such…