State Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Anaheim) released a statement today regarding the announcement by the State of California that they will file suit against the County of Orange because it withheld property taxes that the State believes it’s owed: Continue reading
Joe Dovinh, a publisher of a Vietnamese newspaper in Little Saigon, and a candidate for the 72nd Assembly District, has been endorsed by the California Democratic Party. I am told that a press release will be out soon.
Dovinh is one of two Vietnamese candidates. The other one is Orange County Board of Education Trustee Long Pham, a Republican. Other candidates include Huntington Beach Councilman Matt Harper, and Los Alamitos Councilman Troy Edgar. Both of them are also Republicans. Continue reading
CALIFORNIA BUDGET CRISIS MAY TORPEDO TAX INCREASE INITIATIVE
By: Chriss Street
State Controller John Chiang shocked California legislators today when he sent a letter announcing that the State will run out of cash on March 8th without the legislature agreeing to allow the State Treasurer to delay $2.4 billion in payments to universities, counties and Medi-Cal, plus borrowing another $3.3 billion from Wall Street bankers.
The Controller’s announcement comes just two weeks after California Gov. Jerry Brown gave his State of the State speech to the combines Legislature, then immediately hit the road in a two-day campaign swing through Southern California to tout his November ballot initiative to raise taxes on all Californians. At a stop with 50 of Orange County’s top business leaders and CEOs, the Governor outlined how he was already making severe budget cuts, reorganizing state government, and implementing a 12-point pension reform plan. Brown said he offered these actions as credibility before asking business to support his November tax initiative. Continue reading
The Libertarian Party of California is Pleased to announce that reservations are now open for the 2012 Convention of Delegates. Follow the links the right for detailed information on what promises to be one of the best conventions we’ve held yet.
In addition to regular party business, we have a tremendous line up of speakers, as well as, breakout sessions where training will take place to better position you to help elect Libertarian candidates and run local party operations for growth. Continue reading
By: Chriss Street
Public officials are scrambling in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in California Redevelopment Agency vs. Matosantos to react to their loss of tax-increment financed redevelopment, which served as their piggy-bank under the Community Redevelopment Law for the past 65 years. The California State Legislature and their crony capitalist allies will desperately try to resurrect new tax and economic incentives to reclaim their ability to interfere in the California real estate markets. But barring any last minute emergency legislation, many redevelopment agencies will go into financial distress and be forced to hammer-sale huge amounts of depressed California real estate to avoid default. Continue reading
Julio Perez, the ultra-left labor consultant Democrat, and Anaheim resident, who is running for the 69th Assembly District, has only raised just over $22,000, according to the California Secretary of State. Click here to see his campaign finance report in Microsoft Excel.
That is a pretty dismally low figure. The other three Democrats running have not filed their campaign finance forms yet. Here are a few fun facts from Perez’ report: Continue reading