Following State Senator Michael Rubio's surprise resignation a special election will be held to fill his seat. Many will be watching to see if this coveted seat changes party hands and Democrats lose their supermajority in the state senate.
As we embark on the new year I encourage all of you to review the legislation proposed and passed by your representatives. Examine their other political activities. Determine for yourself whether they are doing their jobs by serving you.
This month Californians experienced a full round of elections under our new open primary, top-two election system and our new legislative lines, drawn for the first time in the state's history by an independent redistricting commission.
So much for transparency. A donation of $11 million has been given by an Arizona non-profit corporation to two California ballot measure committees -- and that's about as much as we know at this point.
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to hundreds of high school students for a "Constitution Day" event in Orange County. I made a few observations, which may or may not give us some insight into future members of the California electorate.
In 2002, the city of Los Angeles placed a moratorium banning murals on private property. As a result of the ban, murals became illegal in Los Angeles. Many up and coming artists were forced to take down their murals, or have their artwork painted over.
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