Current Articles

April 27, 2017
The Senate Committee on Governance and Finance approved Senate Bill 792, authored by Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, in a 7-0 vote. The bill seeks to establish a Measure B Oversight Commission to bring transparency and accountability to Los Angeles County’s administration of Measure B trauma tax revenues.
February 28, 2017
As seen in the Santa Clarita Signal : An open-top tractor-trailer motors down the 14 Freeway. Gravel, piled high in back, ricochets off the pavement as the tractor bounces down the bumpy highway, losing bits of sand and rock at every turn. Imagine being the car behind this rig; chunks of gravel...
February 22, 2017
Modern medicine has been a godsend in all of our lives. We can live longer, feel better and do more with the advances of today's medical world. Things previously unimaginable are now routine thanks to innovations in health care and technology. But if we can't get to a doctor when we need one, in...
December 22, 2016
While my kids’ days of writing volumes to Saint Nick may be gone, I think we should all still hope and dream during this season. So keeping with that tradition I’ve come up with my very own grown up Christmas list. Rather than write to the jolly old saint from up north, my wishes are directed toward the man in the Governor’s Mansion and his elves in the Legislature.
October 28, 2016
This year, California's election ballot may be as big as a biology book, but luckily there is one measure that's an easy “yes” vote – Proposition 54.
October 19, 2016
Elected officials took a break from campaigning Wednesday to go on a guided tour of the contaminated – soon to be de-contaminated – area of Whittaker Bermite.
August 29, 2016
Never consumed by power, title or privilege, Sharon Runner is what we all should aspire to be – humble public servants. I may sit at her desk, but I aspire to fill her shoes as well – as a father, husband, friend and mentor.
August 19, 2016
For parents and school children it's the end of the summer; for the Legislature we're entering into the “gut and amend” season as the constitutional deadline of Aug. 31looms and the two-year legislative session comes to a close.
July 22, 2016
California families still acutely remember the hardships caused by the 2008 Great Recession: the slashing of funding to schools, an escalation of tuition to our colleges and universities, and a redirection of road money into the general fund. Not to mention a $7 billion tax increase that Governor Jerry Brown promised would all go to education, but didn't.
July 15, 2016
Although California is known for its sunshine, its Legislature fails to live up to the reputation when it comes to having a transparent legislative process.