California Legislature

Exercise your right to vote

It would be easy for voters in the 4th Assembly District to skip voting in the latest of what seems like never-ending special elections. But those voting by mail in the coming we ...

Another View: Mend, don’t end redevelopment

Governor Brown’s proposal to eliminate all 425 local redevelopment agencies and take their money for state budgetary purposes would kill the City of Auburn’s Streetscape progra ...

Another View: Enforce the Hazardous Vegetation Abatement Ordinance

As President Harry Truman was leaving office, he wondered out loud about the managerial skills of General Eisenhower, the incoming president, in the political world. “He’ll si ...

Water future safe in state’s hands? I trust my Mom

Now that it appears the Legislature has a handle on the state’s future water needs, it’s time for all of us to suck it up. We’re talkin’ water conservation, folks. And not ...

US rep rails against spending

Rookie Republican Congressman Tom McClintock was back in his home district Wednesday with plenty of concerns about the way the nation’s political business was being done in Washi ...

Legislature isn’t leading the way

I can’t believe the legislature is actually considering more tax increases! They’ve already raised our taxes $12.5 billion this year alone — enough is enough. An honorable L ...

Legislature must stand up instead of standing in the way

This last Thursday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gave his State of the State address, one of the most brief in recent state history and perhaps one of the most critical as we face a ...

Governor’s state of the state was idle breath

Slashing useless items from the notebook while realizing that Conan the Barbarian’s sword is a prop; there’s no way it can make any cuts ... Apparently the scimitar isn’t t ...

Looking Behind The Scenes: So why can't California Legislature deliver state budget in reasonable time?

Sobbing through a tear-stained notebook while wishing the beloved Cubbies better luck next century... Come to think of it, it well could be another 100 years before we see the Cali ...