Fleischman: GOP-Only Primaries Are Essential

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From today’s FlashReport (the comments are stacking up on the Flash post)…. Do You Want A Strong, Vibrant GOP For Decades To Come? GOP-Only Primaries Are Essential by Jon Fleischman In a few weeks the members of the California Republican Party Central Committee will gather in Riverside County for our semi-annual convention. At that convention, delegates will consider a change …

California Chaos – Phase 2 – Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt

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This op-ed originally appeared in the Dana Point Times   The world did not end on June 30! We celebrated the 4th of July, summer is in full-swing and not much has changed with our state’s finances. Or has it? As of midnight, June 30, the end of the state’s fiscal year, we had failed to balance our “unbalanced budget” and …

Federal Stimulus Dollars – Capping the Cost of the “Gift”

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This op-ed originally appeared in the Flashreport The Federal Economic Stimulus dollars are soon to be rolling out of Washington to our State.  However, what exactly our state will receive, the distribution process, or the full requirements and potential obligations that come with acceptance of such government largesse, is a bit vague. The best estimate is that California stands to …

Under the Dome – The Sacramento Report

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This op-ed originally appeared in the Dana Point Times   Never anticipating the enormity of financial hailstorm that hit last year, I ran for elected office hoping to use my former career corporate finance skills, and passion for economics to help our state secure a more solid financial footing. Hence, my focus in Sacramento, on all “boring” number crunching committee …

California’s ‘Undeclared Bankruptcy’: It’s More than a Budget Problem

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This op-ed originally appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune Upon being sworn into the California State Assembly in December, I promptly met with staff from the Governor’s office, Department of Finance , Controller’s office and others to assess the State’s fiscal crisis.  Also, I did what I hear is unthinkable for an elected official – I reviewed the State’s last …