Day 2: Who Are They, Councilwoman Emerald?

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 4 Comments

As I wrote Wednesday, Geni Cavitt of liberal Democrat Marti Emerald’s Council office issued a press release letting the world know that a “Citizen’s Advisory Council” to the Councilwoman endorsed a new taxpayer funded downtown library and city hall over the weekend. Great. The problem? No one seems to know who is on this “Advisory Council”, and one would think …

California Voters Oppose Prop. 13 Changes, Tax Overhaul, Poll Finds

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Taxpayer Godfather Howard Jarvis would be proud. According to a Field Poll released Wednesday, California registered voters oppose sweeping changes to the state tax system, Proposition 13 property tax provisions, and the 2/3 legislative requirement in Sacramento. Among the findings: 52% disapprove of eliminating Proposition 13 safeguards for commercial property and business owners; 69% disapprove of lowering the 2/3 legislative …

Rumors From the City Council Floor

Criticus Criticus 3 Comments

I read the earlier blog written by Mr. Murphy about Councilwoman Emerald. I find Murphy, or at least the old Murphy on Red County, to be a bit of the voice of the local GOP, and so take what he says with a grain of salt. So I did my own research. Isn’t that always better? I called a few …

Democratic leadership begin groundwork for amnesty

Kimberly Dvorak Kimberly Dvorak 1 Comment

Congressman Luis Gutierrez –D-IL has begun the immigration bill drafting process and he claims there’s both support and votes for ‘compassionate legislation.’ Gutierrez promised supporters his immigration reform legislation would include keeping families together, protecting workers and finding an easy path to U.S. citizenship. Sounds great if you’re in this country illegally. This move is in direct opposition to what …

Emerald Rolls Out D7 “Advisory Board” – Or Does She?

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 11 Comments

A recent press release from liberal Democrat Councilwoman Marti Emerald stated that she had met with a District 7 “Citizens Advisory Council”, and that the Council supports a new downtown library and new City Hall – paid for by the taxpayer of course. The interesting thing about the release is Marti doesn’t reveal who exactly is on her Advisory Council. …