California State Controller Yee Looking to Create Additional Restrictions on State Tax Board

California State Controller Betty T. Yee proposed new rules last month that aim to prevent conflicts of interest and other ethical lapses by members of California’s tax board. Yee wants these new rules in place while the tax board awaits the results of investigations into allegations of mismanagement by the state Department of Justice. Governor

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California Lawmakers seek to move the 2020 Presidential Primary to March

California lawmakers are trying to move the state’s presidential primary from June to March starting in 2020. State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) has authored Senate Bill 568 (SB 568), which would move the presidential primary to the third Tuesday of March. SB 568 would also give the governor the ability to move the presidential

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Voters Consider if Senator Feinstein running for Re-election in 2018 is the Best Move for California

Senator Dianne Feinstein is up for re-election next year and Berkeley IGS conducted a poll that asked what voters thought about Senator Feinstein running again in 2018. The Sacramento Bee states: Voters were narrowly split over whether Feinstein should run for re-election, with 52 percent saying no and 48 percent saying a 2018 run would

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Is California about to Become the First ‘Sanctuary State?’

The California State Senate approved Senate Bill 54 (SB 54), which aims to make California a “Sanctuary State.” SB 54 prohibits local sheriff’s deputies and local police officers, statewide, from enforcing federal immigration laws. The bill was authored by Senate President Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) who wants people to be assured that they can call

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Here Comes Another Car Tax

By Familias Unidas de California Governor Jerry Brown and the California Democrat leadership have a new gift for us as we approach tax day: Another New Car Tax. Not just any new car tax, but the biggest gas tax in  California’s history. Besides this historic gas tax increase, this new plan will also raise the

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Democrats Launch Their Own Tea Party Movement

Making phone calls, protesting district offices, demanding town halls and broadcasting the disruption on social media were some of the tactics used by the Tea Party and have become the tools for the new Democratic movement. As Joshua Stewart and Jeff McDonald with the San Diego Union Tribune write: Many of their strategies come from

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