Posts Tagged ‘Bob Huff’

New 2015 laws: Hollywood wins, in-home care loses

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

New Year's Day sure wasn't a holiday from new regulations: 2015 brings 931 new laws Californians must obey. Some took effect on Jan. 1; others will later in the year. State lawmakers -- with the approval of Gov. Jerry Brown -- have changed how consumers shop for groceries, how Hollywood block...

Top CA GOP senator backs bilingual ed

Friday, May 16th, 2014
Ron Unz

A notable Golden State Republican just made a U-turn on 16 years of education policy: Sens. Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar. He jointed majority Democrats in a  vote of the California Senate Education Committee to recommended adding an initiative to the 2016 ballot that would restore bilingual ...

Sen. Leland Yee allegedly brokered arms deals

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Lord of War

A prominent San Francisco Democrat, who has been one of the state’s leading proponents of gun control, is accused of working with Chinatown gangsters and brokering arms deals with a Muslim rebel group based in the Philippines, according to court documents released Wednesday. State Sen. Leland ...

Five CA GOP state senators back $2 billion tax increase

Monday, June 10th, 2013
Five CA GOP state senators back $2 billion tax increase

June 10, 2013 By John Hrabe With a Democratic supermajority, Republican votes no longer are needed to increase taxes in the California Senate. Yet in a strange development, five GOP senators backed a tax increase anyway. SB 11 is a $2.3 billion tax "extension" co-authored by a Democratic state ...

Top 5 travel tips for Legislators on international junkets

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

April 4, 2013 By John Hrabe I used to think that I was the world’s most well-traveled Californian. In the past eighteen months, I’ve traveled to more than 70 cities in two dozen countries on four continents. I spent two months traveling overland from Cape Town to Nairobi, two weeks on a conta...

How your CA legislators spent spring break

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

April 3, 2013 By John Hrabe California state legislators returned to the Capitol this week after a week-long spring vacation. The Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Alert already pointed out that spring break is “something California legislators and college students have in common.” That made us think...

Lawsuit, bills seek to dowse fire tax

Monday, March 25th, 2013

March 25, 2013 By Dave Roberts It hasn’t been a great year for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. In January, the Los Angeles Times revealed that for seven years Cal Fire has been hoarding a slush fund that grew to $3.66 million. In February, the Sacramento Bee reported t...

Huff, Conway skipped ballot verification for legislative junkets

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

March 6, 2013 By John Hrabe Nero may have fiddled as Rome burned. At least he was in the city when it happened. The same can’t be said for the leaders of the California Senate and Assembly Republican caucuses, who left the state last November, as Democrats claimed last-minute, upset victories i...

Democrats addicted to tax increases

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Feb. 25, 2013 By Joseph Perkins You’ve heard the familiar fable about the scorpion and the frog? They meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on his back. The frog asks: “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion replies: “Because if I do, w...

Legislators Flunk Cal State ‘Fuzzy Math’

Monday, March 12th, 2012

MARCH 12, 2012 By JOHN HRABE Senate Republican leader Bob Huff flunked Cal State University’s “fuzzy math” and is calling for "substantial changes at the institution.” His action followed's investigation into the system’s false and misleading information about the total ...