Working in the District

Assemblymember Marie Waldron Assemblymember Marie Waldron Leave a Comment

This session my legislative package deals with public safety, healthcare, government efficiency, job creation, business assistance and rebuilding after the recent fires.  Even with Republicans being in the super-minority, it is possible to work on issues and get things done.  Only some of my bills are highlighted here. Public safety bills include AB 2720, reducing recidivism rates by providing more …

CAGOP U.S. Senate Candidates – Missed Opportunity

William Del Pilar William Del Pilar 1 Comment

A conservative Latino’s view on politics… The California Republican Party (CAGOP) implemented endorsement rules to separate those who simply want to see their names on a ballot from those who want to be contenders. One criterion is 200 delegate endorsement signatures and at least 10 of them must be from delegates of the eight regions. In other words, they must work …

The Farm Bill: Short, but simple

Thor's Assistant Rostra Administrator (Thor's Assistant) 5 Comments

Republicans passing a so-called “Farm Bill” is a painful and expensive reminder that Republican does not equal conservative. It is immoral for the government to provide subsidies, insurance against risk and other advantages for one industry at the expense of the rest of us. And, of course, it flies in the face of federalism that this would happen at the …

A Way Forward for Social and Fiscal Conservatives

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Guest Commentary by John Horst One of the best things about running for office is making a whole raft of new friends… and having those friendships expand your horizons — confirming some things you believe and challenging others. Here are some thoughts about growing up with an Evangelical Christian outlook on politics — and then getting to see politics from …

Open Secret No More – “NPP” Surpasses GOP Registration

William Del Pilar William Del Pilar 6 Comments

A conservative Latino’s view on politics… I view the state Republican Party with embarrassment, contempt, and no awareness when it comes to voter registration. The recent headlines showing the Republican Party falling to No. 3 in registration, behind “No Party Preference” (NPP) is making the public aware of their massive failure in California. How’d we get here? “’No Party Preference’ …