Tag Archive for California

WDYT: What’s the Source of the Budget Obstructionism?

As we all know right now, the state is still without a budget. The Governator says that all the Legislators should now forego the national party conventions to stay in Sacramento and get a budget passed… Even though Arnold himself apparently still has plans to speak at the RNC in Minneapolis. And right now, the…

WDYT: Dianne Feinstein for Governor?

Consider this the start of “What Do You Think?” reborn & remixed. I’d like to occasionally throw the floor to all of you here at LibOC to have your say on the major state & local news of the day. So anyways, let’s get to today’s topic. There seems to be a whole lot of…

State Budget Day 31

A Liberal OC source spoke to Senator Perata yesterday about the budget.  Contrary to some of what has been printed in the media, he is not optimistic about reaching any kind of a budget deal any time soon.  At this time, he does not see how the final budget will come together.  Perata said that the other…

Paging our Sacramento Legislators….

I received this from Wendy Bokota, a legislative action leader in Irvine.  Consider this an open letter to our state assembly members and state senators in Orange County. I know you read this blog Chuck DeVore; please read this post. As a concerned citizen and child advocate, I ask that you Support the Legislative Conference…

Will you stand with John Chiang against Arnold?

I just got this note from State Controller John Chiang this afternoon. I wrote last week that John had made it clear that he will not comply with any Executive Order from Governor Schwarzenegger to reduce the pay of state workers to minimum wage until a state budget is passed. When I received word that…

Controllernator Says No to Terminator

The LATimes reported on thursday that Governor Schwarzenegger plans to issue an executive order next week cutting the salaries of almost 200,000 state workers if the Legislature doesn’t pass a state budget by August 1st. In a press statement, State Controller John Chiang said; “There is sufficient cash to make all payments, including state payroll, through…

Why Local Politics Matters

I’m sure you’re all figuring out that you’re in for another of my crazy rants. Well if you can’t stomach it, feel free to check out the other posts on this blog. Otherwise, stick with me as I try to point out something that often gets ignored. Local races are often overlooked, even by many…