Category Archives: 65th Assembly District

Public employee union bill (AB 1250) will drive up California counties’ costs of providing services

EDITOR’S NOTE: Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva voted for this bill on June 1. By Steven Greenhut| Municipal governments exist to provide essential services, such as law enforcement, firefighting, parks and recreation, street repairs and programs for the poor and homeless. But … Continue reading

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GOP legislators unlikely to pay price for cap-and-trade vote

EDITOR’S NOTE: AB 398 passed yesterday in both the Senate and the Assembly. Fullerton’s Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva voted NO, but our Senator Josh Newman voted YES — once again voting for more taxes. By Steven Greenhut | As the … Continue reading

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With SB 714, is Josh Newman planning to have the state use eminent domain to seize West Coyote Hills?

And is Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva aiding and abetting him with her AB 510? Yesterday on a 5-2 party-line vote, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to move forward SB 714 — a bill authored by Senator Josh Newman that could conceivably … Continue reading

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The state shouldn’t meddle in the West Coyote Hills project

By Steven Greenhut | California’s latest budget has been the source of outrage for a lot of big reasons. The $125 billion general fund busts spending records. It’s built upon the backs of taxpayers, who will pay higher gas taxes … Continue reading

Posted in 29th State Senate District, 65th Assembly District, Bruce Whitaker, Josh Newman, Recall, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Steve Greenhut, West Coyote Hills | 2 Comments

FACT joins coalition to fight SB 231

The Fullerton Association of Concerned Taxpayers (FACT) has joined a coalition to oppose Senate Bill 231 — legislation which would circumvent Prop. 218 and make it easier to raise your property taxes to pay for storm water runoff. On April … Continue reading

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SB 231 now scheduled for a vote in the Assembly on Monday

This is an update on yesterday’s post on Senate Bill 231 which would circumvent Prop 218 protections and make it easier to raise your property taxes to pay for storm water runoff. It has now been scheduled for a vote … Continue reading

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Public employee unions, again, want public’s business done in secret

An editorial from the East Bay Times | California public labor unions’ secrecy lobby is at it again. This time their pawn is Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, D-San Fernando, who introduced legislation sealing off public access to records about local government … Continue reading

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Fullerton legislators Quirk-Silva and Newman both vote for massive $52 billion tax increase

It didn’t take long for the public employee unions’ investments in the campaigns of Assembly Member Sharon Quirk Silva and state Senator Josh Newman to pay off bigtime. Both voted in lockstep with their fellow Democrats last night to pass … Continue reading

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Did anti-vax moms defeat Young Kim and give Dems 2/3 control of the Legislature?

By John Seiler, Fox & Hounds | Watch out for the Moms! I wrote earlier how a decade ago California homeschool Moms defeated Delaine Eastin’s attack on them. In the Nov. 8 election, Moms also played a role in defeating … Continue reading

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Political party money was key to California Democrats’ super-majority success

Democrats have restored their two-thirds super-majorities in both houses of California’s Legislature, and according to this story in the Sacramento Bee, that achievement rests heavily on millions of special-interest dollars moving to and from political party campaign committees, effectively avoiding … Continue reading

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