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11 More Ways to Fix Busted Redistricting 1

FEB. 13, 2012 By JOHN HRABE My list of 10 Ways To Improve the Redistricting Process has elicited a large number of thoughtful responses from experts in the Capitol. One legislative office told CalWatchDog.com that they’re investigating whether any of

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10 Ways to Improve Redistricting Process 0

FEB. 7, 2012 By JOHN HRABE Parents and gamblers have a hard time being objective. “If you ever put that much money on a pony, you kind of like it when it rounds home,” the self-described “proud father” of the

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Redistricting commissars evade tough Q&A 2

During its press conference Friday announcing the release of redistricting maps, the Citizens Redistricting Commission evaded tough questions and refused to explain why one commissioner, Michael Ward of Fullerton, voted earlier in the day against moving all of the final

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Series Exposed Redistricting Sham 0

JULY 29, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Yesterday the California Citizens Redistricting Commission released its final maps, which already are generating lawsuits to overturn them. In recent weeks, CalWatchDog.com ran an exclusive series of articles, by John Hrabe, exposing the process.

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Brulte: 2012 Assembly GOP lost because ‘We got lazy’ 3

March 4, 2013 By John Hrabe Jim Brulte was elected chairman of the California Republican Party in a landslide vote on Sunday. But despite winning support from 90 percent of convention delegates, the former state senator kept campaigning until the

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CA GOP Convention delegates urge retired congressmen to help party’s finances 1

March 2, 2013 By John Hrabe SACRAMENTO — Meeting in the state capital this weekend for its spring convention, the California Republican Party is deep in the red. The party’s debt problems are so bad it’s not even clear how

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Democrats’ congressional wins delay supermajority 5

Nov. 8, 2012 By John Hrabe On Tuesday night, Democrats shocked the Capitol by seizing two-thirds control of the state Assembly.  With it comes the power to override the governor and raise taxes. “Everyone was looking at the likelihood that

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The Complete Guide to John Burton’s Tirades, Outbursts and Expletives 18

Sept. 4, 2012 By John Hrabe California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton kicked off the Democratic National Convention Monday by comparing Republicans with Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. “They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie… Joseph Goebbels

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Scramble for congressional seats could prevent Calif. tax increases 0

June 18, 2012 By John Hrabe Anti-tax groups face a tall order this November. There’s priority one: defeating the competing multi-billion-dollar tax-increase plans of Gov. Jerry Brown and liberal activist Molly Munger. Both propositions will receive tens of millions of dollars in

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Blackout Shows CA Is Third World 0

FEB. 15, 2012 By JOHN SEILER More evidence California has descended into Third World status: Yesterday evening I sat in the dark in my apartment for two and a half hours as a blackout blanketed Huntington Beach. The Orange County

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