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7.31.2013

An “Exclusive” Interview with Gloria Deukmejian

 

From the Long Beach News, Thursday June 20, 1985: 

What Gloria Deukmejian likes most about being California’s First Lady – next to her husband being the governor, of course – is “meeting people and going to places I wouldn’t normally travel to.”

Like the town of Quincy in Plumas County, 140 miles northeast of Sacramento.    Read more »

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7.29.2013
Politics on Tap — Of Malta, Medi-Cal and Millennials

Politics on Tap — Of Malta, Medi-Cal and Millennials

A Look at California’s Future and Present Challenges With Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio reporter; John Malson, Research Manager at the California Department of Finance; and Jim Gomez, CEO & President of the California Association of Health Facilities    Read more »

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7.26.2013

Miguel Santiago Shows Over $214,000 Cash-on-Hand in Assembly Bid

(Editor’s Note: The above is the headline on a recently sent e-mail to Sacramento lobbyists by Santiago’s campaign.)

Miguel Santiago is running to succeed Assembly Speaker John Perez who employs Santiago as his district director. Nearly 59 percent of the registered voters in Perez’s 53rd Assembly District are Democrats like Perez and Santiago.    Read more »

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7.25.2013

Does This Guy Rock or What?

By Dennis Hoey, Portland Press Herald Staff Writer 

George H.W. Bush, the nation’s 41st president, did not decide to go bald for style or even for comfort.

His spokesman, Jim McGrath, said the 89-year-old Bush went under the razor to show his support for the 2-year-old son of a Secret Service agent assigned to his security detail at the Bush family compound on Walker’s Point.    Read more »

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7.24.2013

Photos of Dead People, Dog Parks and Redundancy

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to reassure coroners that they’re shielded from liability if Californians see illegal copies of photographs or images of dead people.

The bill — AB 957 by Assemblyman Don Wagner, an Irvine Republican –only reassures because coroners have been protected from liability for someone else copying or leaking official corners’ photographs since 1968.    Read more »

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7.23.2013

Proposed Ballot Measure Claims to Strengthen Freedom of Religious Speech

Both the California and federal constitution are explicit on the subject of religious freedom:

“Free exercise and enjoyment of religion without discrimination or preference are guaranteed,” reads the 12-word declaration in Article I, Section 4 of California’s constitution.  With only this 21-word exception:

“This liberty of conscience does not excuse acts that are licentious or inconsistent with the peace or safety of the state.” 

Additionally, says the third of the four sentences in the section:

“The Legislature shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”

Counting the fourth sentence, which says religious beliefs don’t prevent someone from being a witness or a juror, the entire section totals 64 words.    Read more »

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7.23.2013
“Politics on Tap” Explores California’s Energy and Economic Future

“Politics on Tap” Explores California’s Energy and Economic Future

GOP Assemblyman Jeff Gorell of Camarillo, Elizabeth Ashford — formerly Gov. Jerry Brown’s Communications Director now Chief of Staff to Attorney General Kamala Harris — and John White, Executive Director of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies, Riff on Environmentally Sound Economics    Read more »

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7.23.2013

You’re Not Funny

 

On Capitol Hazing Rituals and Legislative Grab-Ass

By Greg Lucas

(Editor’s Note: Steve Maviglio, press secretary to Assembly Speaker John Perez offered the following comment when this column initially ran: ” You should stop by the Assembly chambers sometime. Media hasn’t been banned and never was. We simply asked that interviews be conducted in a corner instead of just anywhere.    Read more »

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7.12.2013

Another Way of Saying “You Can’t Amend a Bad Bill”

 

“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.”

 — Warren Buffett    Read more »

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