Tag Archive for California Government

Clean Energy v. Big Polluters

This just in from Environment California. Now that the state is about to decide how to implement the landmark 2006 legislation that set the goal of reducing California’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020, we have a chance to tell the Governor that we want to go forward with a strategy to actually accomplish…

The Real Republicans of Orange County… And Why We Should Defeat Them

“Typically in Republican primaries and typically in Orange County, the candidates are going to be pretty close together philosophically, so it makes it more challenging to indicate differences between the candidates that can convince voters they should vote for you and not the other guy.” – Dick Ackerman, Soon-to-be-termed-out State Senate Minority Leader (R-Irvine) I…

Remind Sacramento of the Hope Harvey Gave Us

Here’s part of a sexual message I got from Geoff Kors at Equality California on remembering a very special person… “You gotta give ‘em hope.” Those words were spoken more than 30 years ago by activist Harvey Milk. Today is Harvey Milks birthday, and I see it only fitting to reflect on what he accomplished…

Guess This Quote…

Really. I dare you to guess it… “It’s good theater… I can’t remember a local legislative race that went this negative, this early.” I bet you can’t guess the right answer before following the linky. Believe it or not, the Republicans are getting themselves into a big mess all over the county. Sometimes, we need…

California Democrats Say NO to Prop 98 & YES to Prop 99!

This just in from the CA Democratic Party. Don’t believe the Prop 98 cheerleaders. If you want real eminent domain reform vote NO on 98 and YES on 99! Landlords are waging a deceptive campaign to pass Prop 98 to increase their profits at the expense of hard working Californians. They are using the issue…

BREAKING!! The Supremes’ Verdict: YES on Mariage Equality!!

We therefore conclude that in view of the substance and significance of the fundamental constitutional right to form a family relationship, the California Constitution properly must be interpreted to guarantee this basic civil right to all Californians, whether gay or heterosexual, and to same-sex couples as well as to opposite-sex couples. The court just ruled…

My Personal June 3 Endorsements

Note: My views expressed in this story do not reflect the opinions held by everyone at TheLiberalOC.com. These are my own ballot recommendations, not official endorsements from the whole blog. OK, here’s what you’ve all been waiting for. Here are my own suggestions for everyone voting in Central & West OC on June 3. Take…