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Political Science Forum Showcases American Political Spectrum

Mark Laluan

October 28, 2010


Filed under Politics

This Tuesday saw the Political Science Department, Political Science Club and Associated Students (AS) of Cal State East Bay host a question and answer forum centered on next week’s upcoming midterm election next Tuesday. The forum, held in the multipurpose room of the new University Union, was divid...

Doubts Raised over the Future of California’s Pension Funds

Richard Duboc

October 28, 2010


Filed under Politics

Last year, 24,558 California public employees retired and this year the number is sure to be greater. With more and more employees retiring in California every year and just under 500,000 retired employees currently receiving monthly allowances, recent questions over the financial stability of the fund...

Dream Act Awaits Approval from California Governor

Iris Medina

October 28, 2010


Filed under Layout, Politics

Undocumented immigrant students and their families have remained committed to The California Dream Act. Tania Kappner, a teacher at Oakland Tech, said students keep hopes high despite Governor Schwarzenegger’s reluctance to sign into law a bill which will help qualifying students fund their college edu...

East Bay Alum Seeks School Board Post

Carole Reynolds

October 22, 2010


Filed under Politics

William McGee, 32, candidate for a seat on the Hayward Unified School District Board of Trustees is a teacher, and a graduate at CSUEB in Educational Leadership. “We need to get the school board to a place where the students are the primary focus when it’s time to make decisions,” said Mc...

Northern California Tea Party Comes Out En Masse

Richard Duboc

October 21, 2010


Filed under Layout, Politics

Last weekend’s rally in Sacramento and other large scale conventions across the nation have many Americans wondering: “Just what is the Tea Party?” Last Saturday, thousands of Tea Party supporters congregated at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton for a rally sponsored by the Pleasanton/NorCa...

California’s Budget

Mark Laluan

October 14, 2010


Filed under Politics

Last Friday California’s lawmakers managed to end a three month struggle to pass a state budget that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law last Friday. California faces the problem of an over $19 billion deficit and continued economic downturn that continues to keep California’s economy in a ma...

Budget deal reached by California’s lawmakers

Mark Laluan

October 7, 2010


Filed under Politics

An eleventh hour effort by Republican and Democratic leaders to patch together a budget deal succeeded last Friday. Tense negotiations surrounded the budget proposal adopted by California’s political leaders. Now the fight turns to the respective Republican and Democratic State Assembly and Senat...

Political Mistrust in California

Mark Laluan

October 7, 2010


Filed under Politics

Californians have little faith that politicians can solve the State’s woes, polls say The latest Field Polls show that Californians are losing confidence the ability of politicians, both those running for office and incumbents, in solving California’s economic and social problems. According a Field Poll published ...

A State Budget “Framework” Agreed Upon

Mark Laluan

October 7, 2010


Filed under Politics

Senate consents that it will slash $7.5 billion from social services and education This Thursday marks over 90 days since the July 1 deadline to adopt a state budget was missed. In just over three months California’s lawmakers have moved only in small increments towards a budget deal. The major l...

Political Mistrust in California

Mark Laluan

October 6, 2010


Filed under Politics

Californians have little faith that politicians can solve the State’s woes, polls say The latest Field Polls show that Californians are losing confidence the ability of politicians, both those running for office and incumbents, in solving California’s economic and social problems. According a Field Poll published Septe...

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...

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