Posts Tagged ‘Jerry Brown’

Torlakson continues lying about teacher-discipline law AB 215

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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Tom Torlakson supports a status quo in which an average of 2.2 of the state's 275,000 public school teachers are fired each year for incompetence -- a figure so ridiculous you barely need to add context. It shows the public school system is run for the adult employees, not the students. Y...

Gov. Brown rebuilds redevelopment

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Reversing his 2011 abolition of redevelopment, on Monday Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law two bills that will revive it, Senate Bill 628 and Assembly Bill 229. He also vetoed a third redevelopment measure, AB2280, he believed went too far by codifying an anti-poverty program into redevelopment la...

Drought brings centralized groundwater control

Monday, September 29th, 2014

  Was it necessary to pass three new bills that increase the California government's control over groundwater? The numbers tell the story. By now most Californians have heard the shockingly huge number: The state has lost 63 trillion gallons of water due to the drought that has hit sin...

AB 32 revenue: Some for bullet train, some for pork, none for poor

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Before and after AB 32's passage in 2006, a whole lot of promises and guarantees were made. Some are remembered. Many aren't. One of those was the pledge to use a portion of cap-and-trade funds to directly help poor people make ends meet, since the increase in energy costs resulting from the law ...

Gov. Brown backs Cap and Trade at U.N.

Friday, September 26th, 2014

In his speech to the United Nations' "climate change" shindig this week, Gov. Jerry Brown boasted of California's record on Cap and Trade for carbon credits. He said: California has adopted a cap-and-trade system under the former governor, Governor Schwarzenegger. Passed what was called Assembly Bi...

Gov. Brown signs bill to expand prisoner DNA testing

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Wrongly convicted prisoners received a glimmer of hope Thursday from a new law that could help prove their innocence. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 980, by state Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, which expands access to DNA testing for prisoners who are searching to prove their innocence. Si...

Toxic cleanup agency under fire from legislators

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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  The California Department of Toxic Substances Control is in charge of cleaning up the state’s hazardous waste sites. But lately, the agency has had to focus on cleaning up its own image after a recent audit criticized DTSC’s 27 years of mismanagement that has resulted in $194 million i...

Records show unions massively fund CA Dem Party

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

At a time when two Democratic lawmakers stand accused of bribery and public corruption, California's most powerful labor unions have kicked back more than a million dollars to the California Democratic Party. According to state campaign finance records posted Monday evening, the Democratic Stat...

Language of teacher discipline bill shows Torlakson’s deceit

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Language of teacher discipline bill shows Torlakson’s deceit

http://youtu.be/-zaJpwzPOaY At a little bit after the 51-minute mark of a forum in Los Angeles last week with state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck, the candidates are asked a question from the audience about the Vergara ruling, which is described a...

Separatism loses in SCT, CA

Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Coming shortly after entrepreneur Tim Draper's Six Californias initiative failed to qualify for the 2016 ballot, Scotland's voters decided not to secede from the United Kingdom -- yet. So it would seem separatist movements are not doing well. But pushing such revolts as far as they did shows a ...