Today may be the qualification deadline for the June primary this year, but Mike Harrison is getting the jump on a deadline still two years away. The longtime staffer to both Congressmen Duncan Hunters (father and son) tells me he is running in 2016 to succeed Brian Jones in the State Assembly. I requested Harrison provide a comment, but he did one better, sending me the following:
Achieving a Better California
by Mike Harrison
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) today warns the public about a law that went into effect January 1st that requires homecare workers and nannies to be paid overtime. Jones said, “Homecare workers and nannies are deeply passionate and caring people that work one on one with your children – your parents. Now California Democrats have opened these families up to money hungry litigants and trial attorneys. This policy will turn a family’s ability to affordable care for their loved ones on its head.”
Under the heading of “What You Should Be Reading,” Cal Watchdog.com certainly comes to mind. They have great coverage of key California state issues from what appears to be a conservative perspective, but that might be the result of all the bad governance by the lefties that run this state. Chris Reed is a frequent contributor and covers California politics with a sharp eye. He has come to the conclusion that California’s “Top Dems” want the high speed rail project killed because they aren’t applying their usual thugishness in propelling it forward. Calling it the “Dog That Didn’t Bark,” he cites two main facts. First, the handling of the initiative intended to shut down the train:
With a strike by teachers recently ended in the Alpine Union School District, a member of the community provides a call for action…
by Steve Hunyar
I am glad you are back to work — to the business of educating once again.
This is a clarion call for positive action. After 10 years of seeing the writing on the wall, inaction is no longer an option for the Alpine Union School District, and for our children.
If you’ve ever been on REDDIT, you might follow ” S*** Statists Say” . What you might not realize is that while Stalin claimed power through revolution, most American statists rise up through the politcal ranks. Dianne Feinstein started as a political appointee on the parole board, Harry Reid was a City Attorney, and President Obama started out as a Director for Project Vote before he was elected to the Illinois State Senate.
Notice the headline. I really miss Bob Filner press releases.
Despite this version of the contest rolling out only the day before election Tuesday, over 40 readers submitted entries. Several folks did really well on this one, ultimately forcing a tie-breaker.
A reminder of the questions, along with the correct answers and some analysis:
1. When the first results are released shortly after 8 pm., one of the candidates will have more than 52 percent of the vote, TRUE or FALSE?
If you haven’t seen our campaign’s new ad entitled “House of Carl,” it’s a play on the critically-acclaimed Netflix series House of Cards — except here, I’m the ‘anti-Frank Underwood’, changing business-as-usual on Capitol Hill with my Fix Congress First initiative. It’s also the first photo we’ve shared on Instagram, the photo-sharing social network.
by Senator Mark Wyland
This past weekend my family held a celebration of life for my mother,who passed away late last year. I thought about her advice to me, shortly before she passed away: “Life is short; you have some goals in education that are very important to you — you better get at it.”
I had been in business for more than twenty years, and had extensive dealings with the Board of Equalization; it seemed natural to continue public service with the same Board because I knew how to improve it.
Proposition 13, which was passed by the voters on June 6, 1978, has kept the government from taxing homeowners right of out of their homes and has created long-term stability. 36 years later, it continues …to protect us from being at the mercy of a government that has a spending problem.
Prop 13 means that there will be no wild fluctuation in property taxes, which gives each family the opportunity to achieve the American Dream of homeownership. It is estimated that Prop 13 has saved homeowners an estimated $528 billion in property taxes.
Today’s Vote Would Enable IRS To Keep Targeting Conservative Groups
WASHINGTON – In the latest vote during the House’s “Stop Government Abuse Week,” members just voted to prohibit the Obama Administration from changing the rules used to grant tax-exempt status to organizations to fit their political agenda.
Scott Peters today inexplicably voted to prevent this and keep IRS targeting in place. Why does Peters believe an official government agency should target American citizens solely based on their political beliefs? Instead of stepping in and preventing federal government overreach, Peters is enabling this inappropriate targeting to continue.
2/27/14 UPDATE in comments: Supermajority Buries Resolution to Expel Wright
Vote On Ousting Wright Planned For Thursday
Senators Knight, Anderson and Vidak say it’s Time for Leadership, Not Delay
Sacramento – Senators Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley), Joel Anderson (R-San Diego) and Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) have introduced Senate Resolution 29 asking for the expulsion of Senator Rod Wright (D-Inglewood), who was recently convicted of eight felonies. They plan to move for a vote on the Resolution during Floor Session on Thursday.
From T.J. Zane…
Dear Lincoln Club Members and Supporters,
Today, I am announcing that after more than seven years with the Lincoln Club of San Diego County, I will be leaving the Club effective July 1 to pursue new business opportunities and to lead two nonprofits I recently helped establish: the San Diego County Prosperity Institute and the San Diego County Prosperity Foundation.
by Steve Vaus - Councilman, City of Poway
One cold night, as a Bedouin sat in his tent, a camel gently thrust his nose under the flap and looked in. “Master,” he said, “let me put my nose in your tent. It’s cold out here.” “By all means,” said the Bedouin, as he turned over and went to sleep. A little later the Bedouin awoke to find that the camel had not only put his nose in the tent but his head and neck also.
As noted yesterday on SD Rostra, Sheriff Bill Gore has conceded on concealed carry gun permits.
From UT San Diego…
SAN DIEGO — Law-abiding Californians have come another step closer to being able to carry guns in public.
Sheriff Bill Gore said Friday that he will not fight an opinion by a federal appeals court that ruled against the county’s restrictive policy on carrying concealed weapons.
This week Venture Capitalist Tim Draper’s Initiative to divide California in to six states received approval to start collecting signatures. Now the US Constitution requires that the State legislature and the US Congress both have to approve, but of course West Virginia didn’t really go that route, so there is still some legal ambiguity there. Sharing statehood with the Bay Area frustrates me as much as anyone here, so I decided to see what this could mean for San Diego. To help sift through the data I found that the the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) has put out a report on the split.
What’s missed in the “minimum wage” brouhaha is that a large segment of those who stay at the minimum wage level actually make $12-$30+ an hour. That’s because — in states such as CA — a full minimum wage must be paid to ALL employees — including “tip” employees. Waiters, busboys, valets, hotel room cleaners, casino employees, etc. make much — often MOST — of their living off tips.
Does the complaint of one person warrant the change or implementation of a city ordinance? Some have said, “No!” but I think it does not matter how many people complain. If something wrong is to be righted, I believe in the power of one.
But what if that one voice is a business owner upset that there is competition coming into town and asks the city to restrict and/or outright ban that competition?
Seniors Will Lose Out on More Health Care Choices
WASHINGTON –California seniors are already feeling the devastating impact of ObamaCare’s cuts to Medicare, which are reducing access and limiting their healthcare choices. Now seniors in California and across the country may be set to lose even more.
According to the FEC website, four area Republicans have filed political committees as possible candidates in the 53rd Congressional District, to determine which one will have the right to lose to Congresswoman Susan Davis in November (see the chart below).
Please tell me if in that statement I’m being too dismissive of anyone’s chances to unseat Davis.
The field includes educator Joel Marchese, Grossmont Union High School District Trustee James Stieringer, physician Wayne True, and retired Navy SEAL Larry Wilske.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) points to the latest headlines relating to California’s failed prison “realignment”, implemented by Governor Brown and the Democrat majority in 2011. This law shifted lower level offenders from state prisons to county jails, but failed to provide the county probation offices with the means to manage the influx of new inmates. In Los Angeles County alone, nearly 2,000 criminals slipped through the cracks after not complying with their probation obligations. Jones said, “Instead of minimizing crimes and letting prisoners go free, why not work to maintain the law abiding citizen’s safety?”
We’re continuing to build a state-wide network of donors because the Democrats aren’t going to give up this fight easily.
Key Orange County Political Leaders
Endorse Carl DeMaio for Congress
“New Generation Republican” Is
Top Congressional Recruit for 2014
Irvine – Carl DeMaio today released a number of endorsements from key political groups and elected leaders in Orange County who support his bid to win a key nationally-targeted Congressional seat in Southern California.
Nehring opens bid for Lt. Governor
Former state Republican Party chairman plans a campaign centered on bold reform and offering a better vision, better ideas, and a better team for California
SAN DIEGO – Citing the need for a better vision for California than the status quo in Sacramento, former California Republican Party Chairman Ron Nehring today began the process to become the Republican Party’s nominee for Lt. Governor in 2014.