All posts tagged "alex padilla"
New Laws in 2015: CA Democrats give Hollywood corporate welfare, while screwing over In Home Support Service workers
New Year’s Day sure wasn’t a holiday from new regulations: 2015 brings 931 new laws in California. State lawmakers — with the approval of Gov. Jerry Brown — have changed how consumers shop for groceries, how Hollywood blockbusters...
- Posted January 3, 2015
General Election 2014: Lowest voter turnout in CA history could yield record number of ballot measures in 2016
This election, your vote counted double. “When it’s 50 % turnout, your voting power is doubled #math,” Paul Mitchell of Political Data Inc., the state’s top political data firm, tweeted on Election Day. Increased voting power —...
- Posted December 2, 2014
Secretary of State 2014: Should I vote for Alex Padilla or Pete Peterson?
It’s billed as one of the few competitive statewide races in California. And, befitting of a close contest, Democrat Alex Padilla and Republican Pete Peterson share remarkably similar visions for the job of secretary of state. We recently asked...
- Posted October 29, 2014
Campaign 2014: Swearengin forgoes November ballot statement
Some campaign decisions make you wonder, “What were they thinking?” Last Wednesday marked the deadline for statewide candidates to buy a ballot statement in the November 2014 “Voter Information Guide,” a valuable and cost-effective way to communicate with voters. Several statewide candidates,...
- Posted July 23, 2014
Sacramento Press Club excludes Green Party candidate from Secretary of State debate
The Sacramento Press Club, a non-profit association of Capitol journalists and public relations professionals, is excluding the Green Party candidate from its upcoming Secretary of State debate. David Curtis, the Green Party of California’s choice to serve...
- Posted April 20, 2014
Padilla, Yee looking at 3rd party ballot access issues
Two Democrat state Senators, who are running for Secretary of State on the promise of free and fair elections, are looking into the new ballot qualification rules that are keeping third parties off the June ballot. Under...
- Posted February 20, 2014
Ignoring his own rap sheet, Dan Schnur criticizes Wright for “criminal behavior”
A Secretary of State candidate, who says “criminal behavior on the part of our elected representatives will not be tolerated,” has a criminal record of his own. Secretary of State candidate Dan Schnur, a former Republican operative...
- Posted February 4, 2014
Allegations Against Top Lobbying Firm Begin to Unravel
Amid an ongoing FBI investigation into state-level political corruption, a powerful lobbyist is accused of directing illegal contributions and unreported gifts to an unidentified group of state politicians. In a wrongful termination lawsuit filed on Christmas Eve, Rhonda...
- Posted January 6, 2014
Common Cause Report: CA Lawmakers Accept Gifts All Year Round
Santa can skip Sacramento this Christmas Eve. That’s because, with the help of special interest groups, it’s always Christmas for California politicians. A new report by California Common Cause shows that elected officials in California accepted hundreds...
- Posted December 24, 2013