Will low voter turnout give Republican Neel Kashkari a chance?

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 9 Comments

In the wake of low voter turnout in the June 2014 California primary which favored conservative / Republican candidates, is there any chance of a repeat on a bigger scale in November 2014? John Nienstedt, president of Competitive Edge Research & Communication, says November 2014 could be a real downer for California when it comes to voter turnout. As John …

San Diego and Six Californias

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 19 Comments

This week Venture Capitalist Tim Draper’s Initiative to divide California in to six states received approval to start collecting signatures.   Now the US Constitution requires that the State legislature and the US Congress both have to approve, but of course West Virginia didn’t really go that route, so there is still some legal ambiguity there.  Sharing statehood with the Bay Area frustrates me as much …

Understanding Employers and Why Republicans Matter

Diane Harkey Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey Leave a Comment

This op-ed originally appeared in Steve Frank’s California Political News & Views Common sense dictates that people as well as employers will act in their own best interest.  This is the premise underlying market economies and why they provide more goods, services and improve the lives of all of us, much more so than a command or government manipulated market can.  …

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 …

Ferret Lovers Covet Maienschein’s Backing

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway Leave a Comment

As originally posted on Flash Report. Ferret lovers coveting Assemblyman-elect Brian Maienschein’s backing might be in for disappointment. Evidently, LeagalizeFerrets.org founder Pat Wright fell to despair when two supportive candidates lost in the general election on November 6. Yet, he wrote in his recent newsletter this fuzzy note of love: “There was one person elected who had some ferret knowledge. …