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Is Caltrans wasting millions on idle staff?
July 28, 2015
Sacramento Bee - As part of their effort to pay for the major transportation overhaul Gov. Jerry Brown has called for without levying new taxes, Assembly Republicans have proposed cutting 3,500 full-time positions from the California Department of Transportation, at a savings to the state of half a...
Video: Charter Comunications Local Edition Interview
July 27, 2015
I sat down Charter Local Edition Host, Brad Pomerance to talk about my transition to the California state legislature, our State's budget, and the future of tax reform in California July 27, 2015
Crisis gives purpose to The Orange Club
July 25, 2015
Orange County Register - The Orange Club, a Chinese American political action committee in Orange County that's registered with the state, was formed in 2014 because of Senate Constitutional Amendment (SCA) 5: an affirmative action bill that would have allowed California public universities to use...
Second request for Great Park Audit investigation is dropped
June 19, 2015
Daily Pilot - A push to have the audit of the Orange County Great Park examined in the Legislature hit a second wall Wednesday when Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) abruptly withdrew her request before a meeting of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee in Sacramento.
Budget ready for vote, with officials' pet projects slipped in
June 18, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle - Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa (Orange County), challenged Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, about whether the Warriors arena environmental review extension should be part of the budget bill.
Legislature approves new $117.5-billion budget as spending talks continue
June 15, 2015
Los Angeles Times - California lawmakers passed a new budget Monday, but the debate over state spending is far from over in the Capitol.
California Senate passes minimum wage boost
June 1, 2015
Sacramento Bee - As labor unions lead a nationwide push for a higher minimum wage, the California Senate on Monday approved raising the state’s required hourly rate to $11 in 2016 and $13 in 2017. Under Senate Bill 3, which passed by a vote of 23-15, California’s minimum wage would also begin...
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