GOP – Goal Oriented Policies

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder

I caught this article the other day. It’s a good recap of how legislation doesn’t solve problems.  Maybe my view is slanted since I’m a program manager and not a lawyer, but I think if the government is going to legislate it should try to quantify what it’s going to achieve. The numerous bills and laws will see are policy pushes …

Golden State Can Be Reinvigorated

Carl DeMaio Carl DeMaio

If you are worried about California’s future, there’s no shortage of disturbing statistics to keep you up at night. California’s unemployment rate was 9.8 percent in November – and, with a host of new regulatory mandates added when the New Year began, our state is becoming even more unattractive for businesses. California’s three largest pension funds have promised $500 billion …

Top Twenty Worst Bills Worthy of the Governor’s Veto

Diane Harkey Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey

This op-ed, co-authored with Senator Bob Dutton, originally appeared in the Flashreport As of today, the Governor has yet to act on any of these bills. When he is done, we will grade Governor Brown on his performance. The Governor’s “letter grade” will be computed using the following scale… If he vetoes 90% or more, the Governor got an “A”, 80% – …

Gov Brown vetoes a paltry 0.14% of state budget – pathetic

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Undesignated

A whopping 0.14% of the bloated state general fund budget vetoed by Brown. Sadly, this paltry line item veto amount continues the California governor bipartisan tradition of vetoing almost none of the spending. The traditional amount is about 0.25% — one quarter of one percent. Jerry couldn’t reach even this low benchmark. http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/06/gov-jerry-brown-vetoes-195-million-from-final-ca-budget.html