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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December 18, 2018

Why We Don’t Have One Senator per County

There are forty State Senators in California, and they each represent about 930,000 people, but it wasn’t always this way. California used to follow the “little federal model”, where the Assembly districts were drawn to according to population, and the Senate districts represented between 1 and 3 counties. Designed after the House of Representatives and United States Senate, this was …

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