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.
Sick of voting on ballot measures? Tough. We’re shaping up to have two more major decisions left to voters come November.
Now that Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act are on hold, State Sen. Toni Atkins is treading carefully as she pursues a single-payer health care plan for California.
State Sen. Joel Anderson is dropping his bid to unseat fellow Republican Diane Jacob for county supervisor. He’ll run for the seat in 2020, once Jacob is termed out.
Usually when two people “make it official” it means they’re coming together — getting married, etc. Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and Sen. Marty Block made it official this week, but they’re doing just the opposite and forcing San Diego Dems to choose a side. “The brewing showdown could cause fractures not just in local San Diego […]
People are joining Team Atkins or Team Block before an actual race is declared, two laws get re-examined, the week in terrifying climate news and more in our weekly Sacramento Roundup.
Republican Sen. Joel Anderson can be quite conservative on certain issues – he was a strong opponent of the aid-in-dying bill, for example. But he also seems to regularly partner with Democrats on bipartisan measures. He memorably joined Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez on her diaper affordability measure. This week, his bipartisan bill to require law enforcement […]
Assemblywoman Shirley Weber takes a stand, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez bats a thousand and anti-vaxxers continue to strike.
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.
If you want to understand why GOP support was so hard to come by for a bill steeped in fiscally conservative principles and that originated from a conservative San Diego County government, consider these three points.