Archive for the ‘Senator Joel Anderson’ Category
Peter Kanelos was more than a dedicated public servant for San Diego; he was my dear friend. Join the Senate session today online as we adjourn in memory of Pete. At the end of the session I will remember the life that so earnestly enriched our community. Visit www.calchannel.com/live-webcast at 2 PM to live stream the Senate session. Alternatively, I will be live streaming the video on my Facebook page. Visit facebook.com/SenatorJoelAnderson to view it live or watch the recap.
I was glad to meet with 4,000 of my constituents at my annual Holiday Legislative Open House on December 10, 2015 at Toyota of El Cajon. This event gives me an opportunity to hear directly from my constituents about their opinions and legislative ideas. 40-60% of the bills I introduce come from ideas brought to me by the people I serve. I want to hear directly from you, about your concerns and your ideas for improving government. Thank you to all who attended.
From the SacBee…
‘Taxation without representation is tyranny.” As the American Revolution gained strength, this phrase was the rallying cry of the colonists. These revolutionaries believed that because they were not directly represented in British Parliament, any laws that body passed taxing colonists were illegal.
More than 230 years later, 3 million Californians currently pay taxes without any direct representation in the state Senate. And, if Senate Constitutional Amendment 17 is passed, that number will only continue to grow.
Our forefathers worked to prevent Californians from extended lack of representation. The California Constitution purposefully outlines only three methods of discipline: censure, reprimand and expulsion. Nowhere does the Constitution mention suspending legislators.
Sen. Anderson questions Governor’s astonishing actions after Brown name-calls a reporter, grabs the reporter’s cell phone, and refuses to acknowledge documentation revealing Caltrans employees making booze-runs in state-rented trucks
State Capitol – Senator Joel Anderson (R – Alpine) today fired off a letter to Governor Brown concerning the most recent incident in a series of scandals at his Department of Transportation – an investigative report by CBS 2 (Los Angeles) documenting Caltrans employees using state-rented trucks to buy booze and for other personal uses.
Why I support Nathan Fletcher for Mayor
by Senator Joel Anderson
Today, I am pleased to announce that my choice for San Diego’s next mayor is Nathan Fletcher. I hope you will join me in strongly supporting him.
Throughout my time in the State Assembly, Nathan proved himself to be a principled leader. Time and time again, he stood side-by-side with the taxpayers, despite repeated calls for higher taxes. This has been tough the last few years. Nathan has withstood attacks in the mail, protests at his office and repeated pressures to raise taxes. However, he always holds firm.