Some bills made it through the governor’s desk Thursday night and some didn’t.
Yet with all of the hype around national health care reform, the governor would have been remiss not to sign off on legislation that would make it easier on California consumers to shop for affordable health insurance starting 2014. Read More
Idle cars in The City can now be put to use in car-sharing programs after legislation was signed into law Wednesday.
The concept for the car sharing is that privately owned vehicles could be used in a program, and the owners would receive a portion of the payment used to drive the car. The hindrance has been that insurance companies will not allow such a program. Read More
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and state corrections director Matthew Cate appealed to a federal circuit court in San Francisco today to allow California's first execution in nearly five years to proceed on Thursday.
The officials asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a stay issued Tuesday evening by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel of San Jose in the case of Albert Greenwood Brown. Read More
The First Amendment of our Constitution - Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech – could not be any clearer.
But we have about half of a professional class – lawyers – and about half of the political class – Leftists – attempting to muddy the crystal clear waters of this Constitutional restriction on government. Read More
How deep the state cuts will run through San Francisco’s budget is being analyzed after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger released the May revise last week, showing a much more bleak picture with deep cuts to welfare.
“We are drilling down on each department,” Newsom said. “It’s really bad.” Read More
The Obama Democrats' stealth strategy for increasing the size and scope of the federal government is well under way, despite huge voter backlash. Federal spending has been increased from a 30-year average of 21 percent of gross domestic product to 25 percent, and a bipartisan commission tasked with reducing the deficit may recommend tax increases. Read More
Regarding your unsurprising Monday editorial, it’s not just President Barack Obama who seeks the high-speed rail systems enjoyed by 11 other nations and planned by countless more as a safe, swift, efficient transportation opportunity for California and other states fighting congestion and contaminated air. Read More
Freshman state Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, had his legislation to ban smoking on hospital grounds vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Current law contains a loophole that allows for smoking in hospital areas when buildings are clustered together in a campus setting, according to Hill. The bill would not have applied to psychiatric hospitals. Schwarzenegger called the proposal “unnecessary.” Read More
There’s at least one good thing about our governor being a former film star: He apparently reads his reviews. And the news clippings for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s plan to close 100 state parks as a way of saving California money were decidedly hostile.
So guess who’s calling in a rewrite? Read More
Despite Sunday’s announcement of a breakthrough in California’s record budget impasse, San Mateo County has spent $45 million of its rainy-day fund to cover the costs of programs normally funded by the state.
If a budget is not signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger soon, integral countywide programs such as health care and child care could be eliminated or scaled back, county officials said recently. Read More