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January 15, 2019

PG&E is Going Bankrupt. Now What?

The good news is that your electricity will stay on. The bad news is that PG&E is now playing a game of chicken with the Legislature over who is going to pay for the Camp Fire’s catastrophic destruction. Senate Bill 901 allows PG&E to pass the cost of fire damage along to rate payers, but only for fires that started …

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January 4, 2019

Yes on Term Limits

Today, Republican Senator Ted Cruz introduced a constitutional amendment that would restrict senators to two terms, and members of the House of Representatives to three terms. I support term limits for legislators. It’s a common sense way to keep our government from getting stale with career politicians. As your State Senator, I would vote to ratify this amendment to the …

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December 20, 2018

California’s Coming Nuclear Tax War

“The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act” sounds like sunshine and rainbows, but it is set to cause a war of all-against-all, inside of 18 months. This measure removes Proposition 13’s tax protection for commercial property, and has qualified for the 2020 ballot. Proponents of the measure say it “closes a millionaire, billionaire, and big corporation tax loophole”, but …

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