One either believes in the Bill of Rights or one doesn’t. Supporting only those rights that one personally embraces while allowing others to be legislatively violated doesn’t cut it., writes columnist Dan Walters
Julie Chavez Rodriguez, granddaughter of farm worker advocate Cesar Chavez, spoke at Fresno State on March 21, 2018. She is state director for Sen. Kamala Harris and a former White House official under President Barack Obama.
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made a pitch to save the Republican Party by withholding donations at the Los Angeles launch event for his centrist GOP advocacy group New Way California on March 21, 2018.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are keynote speakers at the first summit for New Way California, an initiative founded by Assemblyman Chad Mayes to make California Republicans relevant again, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.
Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat running for California governor, visited a Fresno thrift shop March 19, 2018. The former Assembly speaker and mayor of Los Angeles talked about the economy, education, immigration and high-speed rail.
California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye will likely touch on bail reform and state budget funding for courts in her annual State of the Judiciary address to the Legislature on Monday, March 19, 2018.
The California Senate, led by Kevin de Leon, on Wednesday appointed an undocumented immigrant to advise the California Student Aid Commission, saying it was the first time an undocumented immigrant has been named to a state post.
A broad legislative package on health care is taking shape in the California Legislature as the Trump administration unravels Obamacare. Lawmakers have given up on single-payer, universal health care this year.
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom should immediately resign, rival Democratic gubernatorial candidate Amanda Renteria said in an interview with The Sacramento Bee on March 15, 2018, and his behavior as San Francisco mayor disqualifies him from higher office.
Columnist Dan Walters says the bond issue that voters approved for the high-speed train system promised trips between L.A. and San Francisco would take less than three hours and cost taxpayers $9.95 billion. That’s no longer true.
A California Assembly budget subcommittee will consider the creation of a Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund to fix contaminated water systems. Gov. Jerry Brown proposed fees to pay for the program as part of the state budget.
Columnist Dan Walters says Democrats’ lack of discipline and the state’s top-two primary system could result in congressional races with two Republican and no Democrat candidates on the November ballot, preserving the GOP’s House majority.