Category Archives: Josh Newman

Battle over gas-tax hike intensifies

By Dan Walters, CALmatters | A measure to repeal California’s hefty new increases in taxes and fees on motorists, more than $5 billion a year, is awaiting signature verification for a place on November’s ballot. However, it’s already an issue … Continue reading

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John and Ken to hold final ‘Recall Josh Newman Rally’ tomorrow

KFI Radio talk show hosts John and Ken will be holding a final pre-election ‘Recall Josh Newman Rally’ at the Ayres Hotel in Orange (click here for map) tomorrow, Wednesday, May 30, from 2:00-6:00 pm. Or if you can’t attend, … Continue reading

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Duplicitous Sen. Josh Newman speaks against transparency pricing at the gas pump, then votes FOR it when it became clear the bill would fail

By Ronald Stein | Californians now pay as much as $1.00 more per gallon of fuel than the rest of the country. Shouldn’t the motoring public know why? A bill in the California Legislature to do just that was Senate Bill … Continue reading

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Time to terminate Townsend

By Jack Dean | Item #8 on tomorrow night’s Council meeting agenda is a proposed four-month extension of the contract with Townsend Public Affairs — the city’s lobbyist — for $5,000 per month. Rather than extend it, the Council should … Continue reading

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Six candidates will vie to replace Josh Newman in recall election

Six candidates will appear on the June 5 special recall election ballot. The names were released by the Secretary of State Friday after the five o’clock filing deadline. They have qualified to be on the ballot to replace our 29th … Continue reading

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Listen now to John and Ken live on KFI

They’re currently broadcasting live in Anaheim, gathering the final signatures needed for the initiative to repeal the gas tax. Listen now: The show is on the air until 6:00 pm. Or if you want to stop by to see the … Continue reading

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John and Ken will be broadcasting live in Anaheim on Thursday

This Thursday (April 5) KFI Radio’s John and Ken will be broadcasting live from The Phoenix Club Restaurant parking lot in Anaheim (see map below). This is a final round-up of signatures to repeal the gas tax and a major … Continue reading

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Gas-tax repeal gets closer to vote as ‘bullet’ train spotlights state’s misplaced priorities

By Steven Greenhut | Almost everyone agrees that California’s infrastructure is shockingly decrepit, yet public anger over a 12-cent-a-gallon gas tax to address that problem has not subsided. Although an effort by GOP gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen to repeal the … Continue reading

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Signatures for recall of Sen. Newman certified, election expected in June

By Martin Wisckol | Signatures calling for the Republican-backed recall election of state Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, were certified on Friday by Secretary of State Alex Padilla, making it official that the effort has qualified for the ballot. The date … Continue reading

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Will change in recall rules protect predaceous politicians?

By Jon Coupal | Compared to citizens of other states, Californians are pretty laid back. But while Californians may have a reputation for being “chill,” in the political realm, they can act with surprising intensity and speed. Compared to citizens … Continue reading

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