Category Archives: Josh Newman

It’s back to court in the Josh Newman recall fight

As a story in the Sacramento Bee reports today, … last week’s Senate Bill 117 won’t be the last word in the increasingly bitter recall fight. Republicans accuse Capitol Democrats of a political power play to deny Newman’s constituents their … Continue reading

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Budget trailer bill mischief

By Joel Fox | The California state budget was passed and signed two months ago but the legislature is still passing trailer bills attached to the budget with small money tweaks and major policy changes. It’s doubtful when voters passed … Continue reading

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The John and Ken Show provides another update on the Newman recall

Jon Coupal of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association was on the John and Ken Show again this afternoon to provide another update on the Legislature’s latest attempt to block the recall of Sen. Josh Newman with the passage yesterday of … Continue reading

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Governor signs bill fast-tracked to help Josh Newman

Yesterday afternoon Governor Brown signed SB 117 — special legislation fast-tracked to help Democratic state Senator Josh Newman of Fullerton survive a recall election attempt. He signed the bill just hours after the Assembly and Senate approved it.

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Orange County Register editorializes on the Democrats’ attempts to protect Newman

The Orange County Register published an editorial yesterday criticizing the latest legislative sleight of hand designed to protect state Senator Josh Newman from the coming recall election. Read the editorial here.

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Newman recall campaign a topic today on KABC Radio

This morning Joel Fox, publisher of the highly respected Fox & Hounds political blog, was a guest of talk show host Doug McIntyre on KABC Radio. The discussion was about the Democrats’ ongoing shenanigans in attempting to block the campaign … Continue reading

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Democrats create ANOTHER bill to change recall rules retroactively and help Josh Newman

Yesterday on the John and Ken show on KFI Radio, Jon Coupal of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association discussed the latest legislative trick being employed to protect Josh Newman from being recalled: Amendments to Senate Bill 117 were made public … Continue reading

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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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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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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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