Tag Archive for Legislature

New Jersey Legislature Passes Gay Marriage Law; Veto Expected

The New Jersey State Legislature has passed a new law legalizing Gay Marriage in the Garden State.  Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who is beloved by conservatives, is expected to veto the law preferring to put the question on a statewide ballot.  All this proves again is Republicans do not understand that rights cannot and should…

State Legislative Leaders Announce Reform Package

Maybe something good is happening in Sacramento. Well, it is possible. Stranger things have happened; this is, after all, California. Much of this is what people have been asking for. Much of it is common sense. Much of it is likely to stir up a hornet’s nest. It will be interesting to see how much…

Legislative Leaders Announce Their Budget Plan

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) today presented the budget proposal approved by the legislature’s joint Budget Conference Committee yesterday that addresses California’s budget shortfall with a balanced approach including real cuts, limited new revenues and other responsible solutions. The Budget Conference Committee proposal addresses…

WDYT: What’s the State of the State?

Later today, Arnold the Governator will be giving his “State of the State” address. It’s expected to be mostly on the state budget crisis. As the budget crisis worsens, more & more Californians are wondering if the state will survive the latest fiscal catastrophe. So what can we do to get out of it? Our…

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…