Did Hueso Bite the Hand That Feeds Him or Kiss It?

Jeff Powell Jeff Powell

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith recently filed a lawsuit against the state of California to try to invalidate a new law requiring the city to provide Social Security coverage for its new employees.  A measure authored by Assemblymember Ben Hueso. The real story out of this is that three local labor unions representing white-collar workers, firefighters and lifeguards are joining Goldsmith …

Long Lost Brothers?

Jeff Powell Jeff Powell

What do Bob Filner and Michael Dukakis have in common? Besides a love for bloated government and wasteful spending, apparently they also enjoy photo-ops while wearing horrible looking helmets. Behold, the Helmet Brothers:

Fletcher skips 35 floor votes today, plus controversial tax committee vote

Jeff Powell Jeff Powell

Assemblyman Fletcher maintained his impeccable 70% 71% absence rate today. The State Assembly voted on 35 proposed laws today, bringing Fletcher’s total missed votes to a whopping 263 this year. In addition to the floor votes, Assemblyman Fletcher skipped a vote on a controversial tax increase that was voted on in the Revenue and Taxation committee. For the full story, see …