legislators

Who asked for tax loopholes?

Who asked to stop “interest deductions” for credit card and payment account’s limit deductions to “only” mortgage interest? Who stopped health care expense deductions to ...

State initiatives pack power

Many people refuse to sign my petition to put abolition of the death penalty on the November ballot in spite of their opposition to the death penalty. They tell me they do not like ...

Follow the bouncing ball

I have a modest proposal to ease the gridlock constricting our legislatures, here and in Washington. I propose that immediately after the Pledge of Allegiance, legislators be requi ...

What happened to caring legislators?

Why is it that assembly members and legislators don’t understand that it is their fault that California is in such a mess – their special projects and the many (paid) people th ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Pay cut gets legislators scurrying

Preparing the notebook for a new year while betting that our politically correct Governator will never call new Assembly Speaker John Perez “girlie man.” It will also be inter ...

No to drunken legislators

Would you board a bus knowing the driver is drunk? Would you trust a drunken taxi driver, a drunken motorist, a drunken pilot? A drunken teacher, pastor, coach? Probably not. Then ...

Give everyone legislators’ plan

Will our senators and representatives and their families be required to participate in whatever health care plan they cook up for the rest of us? If the answer is no (and that is t ...

Let legislators feel what the peons feel

I think both Peggy Christensen (Let’s take our state back) and David McKenzie (Send legislators packing) have the best ideas where solutions for the state and the country are con ...

Dinner pales in light of benefits

Dinner is the least of our concerns. Regarding the excellent recent article from the AJ on the taxpayer-billed dinner in February 2007 (Journal, July 1): What is the big deal? Whi ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Balance the budget with across-the-board cuts

Disinfecting the notebook while considering that with so many probable Republican presidential hopefuls stepping on their peccadillos these days, perhaps the GOP ought to re-open t ...