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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.
June 24, 2016
The residents of Santa Clarita recently learned of another setback in the chloride saga, as the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District (SCVSD) ran into trouble with their four-year chloride reduction plan.
May 22, 2016
Historically, large public projects do not fare well in California. Unlike their private project counterparts, government run projects have a track record of running over budget, not meeting deadlines, and are consistently inundated with mismanagement.
April 18, 2016
We often talk about how important democracy is because all are allowed to have their voices heard and concerns taken seriously.

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