New Laws In California and Our First Rostra Prediction Game of 2013

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 1 Comment

It’s a time-honored New Year’s tradition to review all the new laws taking effect starting on January 1. So I thought I’d get a look at new laws affected Rostrafarians in California. I nearly choked on my breakfast when I looked at the number. There are 837 new laws taking effect as of today. Seriously? Our state was so far …

Study: Majority of Votes Cast in SD Mayoral Election Will be Absentee Voters

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez 4 Comments

For The First Time, Absentee Voters Will Dominate San Diego City Mayoral Election SAN DIEGO – In the past three San Diego mayoral elections, the majority of votes in the general election were cast on Election Day. However, a new analysis by the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR) projects a historic change this year, as mailed ballots …

Reviewing Precinct Returns from the San Diego Mayoral Election

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez 2 Comments

  The race to become mayor of the City of San Diego has narrowed down to two finalists. In this policy brief the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR) analyzed newly released electoral data from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters’ office using GIS software. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY • The June mayoral primary was a partisan election. Interstate …

Faulconer: “People in San Diego were hungry for change”

Matt Awbrey Matt Awbrey 0 Comments

San Diego’s vote on Proposition B is reverberating across California and the country, creating national headlines. Kevin Faulconer, co-author of the Comprehensive Pension Reform citizens initiative, took to the airwaves to talk about the overwhelming approval of the measure, and how San Diego is setting a blueprint for reform for local governments throughout the nation. Watch the clip here.

The Oracle Speaks

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 26 Comments

[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/john-tj.jpg” captiontext=”John Nienstedt, President of Competitive Edge, and T.J. Zane, President & CEO of The Lincoln Club of San Diego County, at the Lincoln Club’s Election Night Reception. Photo by: Melissa Jacobs”] Politics & Media Mashup I worked on a campaign with local pollster John Nienstedt a couple years ago and after he explained in a group email – a …