California increased its gas tax to help repair its crumbling infrastructure, and support for the bill among San Diego’s representatives broke along partisan lines.
Bringing failed legislation back year after year isn’t uncommon, but it takes a good strategy to do it successfully. Legislators say it often involves a tricky mix of persistence, flexibility and personality.
So-called behested payments aren’t the same as campaign contributions but still convey some political influence. Republican Assemblyman Brian Maienschein has reported $9.6 million in behested payments so far this year – blowing all other state politicians out of the water.
Vacation ends for state lawmakers, Atkins rolls out bill package for immigrants, Todd Gloria announces Assembly bid and more in the Sacramento Report.
San Diego’s legislators had 91 bills signed into law this session. Not surprisingly, a substantial number of them dealt with veterans and service members, although some lawmakers stuck to other themes.
Curious how San Diego Assmeblywoman Lorena Gonzalez voted on urban agriculture incentive zones, or how Assemblyman Brian Maienschein voted on AB 191, which would increase food access through CalFresh? It’s all in a new report.
In a “Bill of Rights” moving through the legislature, homeless people could have freedom to sleep, eat and panhandle in public.
At the end of its second year, it’s clearer than ever efforts like Project 25 are not as simple as opening a door and showing someone her new home.
Money chase continues, U-T goes to (oh never mind), broken pipe in the park, eyeballs and illegal ferrets.
A big night for local Democrats and school boosters, the day in photos and fun moments, and a light that lingers.