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Governor’s Race. Whitman is a clear Frontrunner

Richard Duboc
September 23, 2010
Filed under Politics

Since August, California Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has 
eclipsed rival Jerry Brown in most polls.  As Real Clear Politics 
averages Whitman’s lead at 5 percent, Brown has just begun to get his 
campaign started.  All this while Whitman confirms that she has spent 
$119 million d...

State Environmental Policy in The Hands of Voters

Mark Laluan
August 26, 2010
Filed under Politics

Earlier this month a Sacramento judge ordered Democratic Attorney General Jerry Brown to reword the description of Proposition 23, a initiative that would suspend key provisions of the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB32). Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley stated the use of the ter...

Recovery Funds Target California Education System

Richard Duboc
August 26, 2010
Filed under Politics

As the recession continues to hit California, the federal government is providing some much needed relief; however the impacts are yet to be felt. On August 17, The United States Government added nearly $500 million to the more than $10 billion which has been made available to California through the...

Late Summer Budget Battle. Decision over California’s budget still at a stalemate

Mark Laluan Politics Editor
August 26, 2010
Filed under Politics

Democrats and Republicans are no closer to agreeing on a budget. Nor are both parties showing signs of settling for a compromise. In an attempt to end the budget deadlock now and for future generations, Democratic politicians have begun pushing for the passage of Proposition 25. Prop 25 would remove...

Republicans Hold the Line at the 15th Senate District

August 19, 2010
Filed under Politics

Republican Assemblyman Sam Blakeslee of San Luis Obispo won a hotly contested race for the 15th California Senate District this Tuesday. The seat became vacant upon its former occupant, the Republican Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria, taking his current office. Blakeslee won 48.8 per...

California Landmark Global Warming Law Under Fire

Paul Rogers
August 19, 2010
Filed under Politics

A November ballot measure that would suspend California’s landmark global-warming law could also end up rolling back some of the state’s other sweeping environmental standards _ including rules that require utilities to generate a third of their electricity from renewable sources and programs req...

Senate Race Reaches The Dog Days Of Summer

Richard Duboc
August 12, 2010
Filed under Politics

Despite a campaign that got off to a somewhat rocky start, 2010 Senatorial Candidate Carly Fiorina has managed to stir up support from California voters by focusing on the economy. Since February when Rasmussen Reports gave Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer a marginal 4 percent lead in the poles over then Republican primary...

Jobs High On The Minds Of Politician

mark Laluan
August 12, 2010
Filed under Politics

Job creation is at the forefront of every political campaign going into the Fall, with members of each party attacking their opponent’s rhetoric. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco herded members back to Washington last week from their August recess to pass a $26 billion jobs bill...

Poizner Proposes Changes to California’s Education System

May 30, 2010
Filed under Politics

By Omar Niazi and Lauren Pinnella Education Overhaul: GOP gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner wants California to put more emphasis on “middle-skill” jobs that require more than high school diplomas but less than a four-year college degree. Cal State University students are not in a...

CA Budget, Solving Any Problems?

May 25, 2010
Filed under Politics

Stephanie Spearman Staff Writer      After two years in a downward economic spiral, Californians are hoping that next year’s state budget will alleviate some of the overbearing financial strain.      “Some debt is ok,” said Barbara Halliday, Hayward Council Member. “You take a long term d...

City of Hayward Opposes Prop 16

May 19, 2010
Filed under Politics

By Christopher Metoyer, Staff Writer & Lauren Pinnella, Politics Editor The City of Hayward is officially opposed to Proposition 16, a proposed amendment to the state constitution of California. Ernest Pacheco of Citizens against Pollution raised the issue of opposition to Prop 16 at the May...

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