lobbyists

Reader Input: Prosecute those who take bribes

I am sick and tired of hearing about how lobbyists are being prosecuted for lobbying, but those who accept bribes are not! (“Lobbying firm fined $133K for gifts to lawmakers, ...

Reader Input: That’s billions, with a ‘B’

When I went to school, I was taught that Congress was supposed to represent the people. Now our Congress represents the lobbyists. The lobbyists write the bills for the congressman ...

Send a message to lobbyists

Part of the impetus behind Measure A occurred in 2003-4 when the state amended Section 1720.4 of the Labor Code. The code requires general law cities to pay volunteers who wish to ...

Send ABC packing

What do the cities of Auburn, Redding, Elk Grove, Colusa, Rancho Palos Verdes, King City, El Cajon, Escondido, Costa Mesa, Oceanside and Paradise all have in common? A national spe ...

Oppose charter for better town

Last weekend, Kevin Hanley claimed that the effort to grant himself more power was somehow “home grown” (“Measure A — Fighting for Auburn’s future,&rd ...

Cure for an inside job

The solution: We disguise ourselves as stockbrokers, oil barons and lobbyists for the health insurance industry (that made U.S. health care the most expensive on earth) and for fat ...

Don’t cave in to corporations

I am appalled that insurance companies make billions on the ills of the American people. It is not supposed to be government of the corporation, by the corporation, for the corpora ...

Health care can be made better

I am concerned. My dear friend’s sibling cannot get insurance at any cost because she was born with a birth defect. Another good friend has been held back from seeking a better ...

With McClintock in D.C., why hire lobbyists?

Like many California counties facing huge budget shortfalls this year, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors recently decided, by a 3-2 vote, to spend $25,000 retaining the Fergus ...