Thank You for a Tremendous Start to Our Campaign
Dear Friends,??I hope all of you are enjoying a happy holiday season with your families. From the Torrico family to every one of our friends, I want to wish you a joyous and safe New Year.??
I can tell you this has been a year to remember for us.    Read more »
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma cordially invites you to“GO GOLD”
Shake, Rock & Roll into the New Year at Fiona’s First Annual New Year’s Eve Bash!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Circolo Restaurant and Ultra-Lounge
500 Florida St., San Francisco
Featuring a live performance by the Keith All-Star Band with DJ ICON spinning house and 70’s music in the Wa Ultra-lounge and DJ I-CUE spinning hip-hop in the main room
“Fort Knox” — $500/person — VIP Seating, complimentary food & open bar (Champagne, Well and Call Spirits) 7:30-10 p.m.    Read more »
As the 2010 election year nears, some of the outcome can predicted by examining the views of independent voters.
Independent voters, those who decline to state a party preference are the only growing bloc of voters in California, now representing 20 percent of the state’s 15.7 million registered voters.
Their support is numerically necessary to elect a Republican governor, as Gov.    Read more »
Sacramento, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today issued the following statement after the Senate voted along party lines to move forward with Democrats’ costly and flawed health care reform legislation:
“This health care reform legislation is a huge step backward for California.    Read more »
Media Contact: Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR SANTA’S REINDEER WAIVED BY STATE VETERINARIAN
Reindeer cleared to land in California
SACRAMENTO – California State Veterinarian Dr. Richard Breitmeyer has granted a 24-hour permit waiving all brand inspection and health requirements for nine reindeer slated to visit California on the evening of December 24 and in the early morning hours of December 25.    Read more »
A Look at the Complicated Constitutional Convention Plan Likely Headed for the November 2010 Ballot — Part Two
Of competing proposals to call a constitutional convention, “The Call for a Citizen’s Limited Constitutional Convention” is the most likely to appear on next year’s November ballot.
It’s 16, largely single-space, pages detail a complicated and sometimes contradictory methodology for choosing some 465 delegates who would attend a convention with a budget of $95 million that must begin no later than June 3, 2011, exercise limited power to change the constitution and be paid a $95,000 salary until the convention ends, no later than July 1, 2012.    Read more »
A Look at the Complex Constitutional Convention Plan Likely Headed for the November 2010 Ballot — First of Two Parts
Voters in November 2010 will likely have a chance to vote on an initiative called “The Call for a Citizen’s Limited Constitutional Convention.”
The convention created by the 16-page, largely single-spaced document awaiting approval by the Attorney General before signature gathering can begin, is supported by, among others, Jim Wunderman, president of the Bay Area Council.    Read more »
Former Gov. Hiram Johnson, recently posthumously inducted into the California Museum’s Hall of Fame, helped create California’s initiative process to break the stranglehold of the railroads on the state Legislature.
Johnson, a Sacramento native who was governor from 1911 to 1917, is likely spinning in his grave.
As of December 14, there are 45 measures being circulated for voter signatures, another 38 are awaiting titles and summaries by the Attorney General.    Read more »
State Treasurer Bill Lockyer testifying before the Assembly Budget Committee, of which three of its 27 members were in attendance, at a December 14 interim hearing on California’s level of debt:
“Forecasters were created to make astrologers look good.”
In response to Assemblyman Jim Silva, a Huntington Beach Republican, saying his top spending priorities are public safety, education, health, transportation and water:
“That’s about 98 percent of the budget.”
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