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Democrats push another bill to change California election rules to protect Josh Newman

By Jim Miller, Sacramento Bee | Senate Democrats have put forward another bill to boost the political prospects of embattled state Sen. Josh Newman, the target of a well-funded recall effort on the verge of qualifying for the ballot. The … Continue reading

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Taxpayers pay for lobbying in Sacramento

By Jon Coupal | The latest lobbying reports are out in Sacramento, showing how much special interests are spending to influence lawmakers. After reading the reports, you can’t blame taxpayers for feeling like the man who has been unjustly condemned … Continue reading

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Mayor’s ‘Talk Around Town’ next Tuesday evening

Next Tuesday at 6:30 pm at the Fullerton Community Center:

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Newman recall organizers have enough valid signatures

Associated Press | Three counties have received enough valid signatures to trigger a recall election that could remove a Southern California senator from office and end a Democratic supermajority in the California Legislature, according to counts released Friday. The attempt … Continue reading

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California can’t fix its housing problems

Once again, unions become the main obstacle to statewide reform. By Steven Greenhut | Even California’s liberal Democrats are starting to understand that the state’s housing crisis is fundamentally a supply-and-demand problem. Home prices have soared to astronomical levels, with … Continue reading

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Newman gets a rule change from the FPPC

As expected, the state’s campaign finance watchdog — the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) — voted today to change its longstanding position on contribution limits and allow legislators and other candidates to give unlimited sums of money to help Democratic … Continue reading

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Court action puts focus on today’s FPPC recall election funding decision

By Joel Fox | The Fair Political Practices Commission decision today about whether elected officials can exceed limits to help in a recall campaign became more urgent for Sen. Josh Newman when a Court of Appeal froze the new law … Continue reading

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Watch Tuesday night’s city council meeting

August 15, 2017 (8/15/17)

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The latest on the Josh Newman recall

Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, joined talk show hosts John and Ken yesterday on their radio show on KFI (9 minutes) . . .

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California’s “ethics agency” considers a partisan plan to help protect Josh Newman

A story by Patrick McGreevey in today’s Los Angeles Times reports that the state’s campaign watchdog agency — the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) — is poised at its meeting tomorrow “to open the spigot for large political contributions that … Continue reading

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