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Taxation without representation – a reality for 3 million Californians

Saturday, May 17, 2014
posted by Senator Joel Anderson

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.

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Joel Anderson to Governor Brown: Please be accountable and govern

Friday, October 26, 2012
posted by Thor's Assistant

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.

Joel Anderson endorses Nathan Fletcher for Mayor

Monday, June 13, 2011
posted by Thor's Assistant

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.

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