Tag "legislature"

Back to homepage

Helmut Hair No More 0

Katy Grimes: Five different attempts at repealing California’s motorcycle helmet law have been defeated by the Legislature, but that isn’t stopping Republican Assemblyman Chris Norby (Fullerton), who is making one more attempt to exempt motorcycle riders over the age of 21,

Read More

Boondoggle Train Already Obsolete 0

APRIL 21, 2011 The debate over whether to build an 800-mile network of bullet trains crisscrossing the state at speeds approaching 220 miles per hour is one of the most contentious we have today. Its projected cost of $45 billion

Read More

Rebranding High Speed Rail 0

Katy Grimes: Another great idea from a few of California’s elected Democrats proposes a “blended system” integrating high speed rail with existing Caltrain service. Instead of saving California billions of dollars by chucking the plans for high speed rail right out

Read More

How to Dilute Politicians' Power 0

APRIL 18, 2011 By STEVEN GREENHUT When I lived in Iowa, I was an average citizen, and, one day, I had a question for the governor’s office for an article I was writing for a small newsletter. I called the

Read More

Fear Tactics Dominate Budget Hearing 0

APRIL 15, 2011 By KATY GRIMES “Cuts to the California dream” are coming, California Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson warned the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee on Thursday. If an all-cuts budget is adopted by the Legislature, also coming

Read More

Golf and Spa With The Democrats 0

Katy Grimes:   The links at Pebble Beach will be lit up this weekend with Democratic duffers as they de-stress before spring break. In an event underwritten by AT&T, for $60,000, the “Ultimate” Package includes golf for four on Friday

Read More

Key Bills Would Reform Bad Regulations 0

APRIL 13, 2011 By KATY GRIMES With more than 28,000 pages of regulations in California, several legislators are insisting that a few tweaks to regulatory reform can bring businesses and jobs back to the state. There are several new bills

Read More

On Breast Feeding and Housekeeping 0

Katy Grimes: We all know that the government is infringing on our personal liberties more and more. Legislators just don’t seem to get the message that we want less of them, and not more of their ridiculous decisions encroaching on

Read More

High-Speed Rail Rides Again 0

APRIL 12, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Another attempt to stop the unchecked spending on high-speed rail was killed in committee on Monday on a party-line vote. That happened despite research proving that taxpayers cannot sustain the inevitable subsidy the project

Read More

Junket To Ireland Is Blarney 0

Katy Grimes: Operating under the weight of a massive deficit and without a budget deal done, some Democratic legislators are preparing to take a 10-day trip to Ireland, ostensibly to study the Irish sustainable energy system, and using waste to power

Read More