With the new Gas Tax hikes going into effect tomorrow, we are trying to raise awareness this week as to what is happening and why it matters. It's a good opportunity to re-visit an insightful Op-Ed published in the San Francisco Chronicle, written by Bay Area Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, on the matter:
GOP offers alternative to Democrats transportation plan
SF Chronicle, April 4th, 2017
Bay Area drivers know all too well how desperately we need to improve our transportation infrastructure. Roads and bridges are crumbling. Despite this, transportation has not been a priority.
Judge issues tentative ruling ordering Attorney General to not mislead voters and prepare a “true and impartial” title and summary for the Repeal of the Gas Tax ballot initiative.
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Endangered California Republicans Feuding Over Ideology Having fallen to a historic low point, California Republicans are still fighting over conservative purity and loyalty to an unpopular president.
California Women Lead is holding their Leadership Academy in Danville on Fri Aug 18. This is a bi-partisan organization for women who want to get started in politics, who are interested in commission appointments, etc. Please visit their site here for more details: http://www.cawomenlead.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=981048
Judicial Watch Warns California to Clean Voter Registration Lists or Face Federal Lawsuit. Read the original article here:
The East Bay Times Newspaper published an interesting Editorial regarding the possibility of a $3 additional Bridge Toll hike going into effect. It is worth a read here:
Californians may be able to vote on high-speed rail again, after Governor Jerry Brown’s cap-and-trade extension carried a Republican-backed provision requiring a referendum on how the cap-and-trade funds are to be spent.
Read the entire article here: http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/07/23/californians-may-able-vote-high-speed-rail-indirectly/
Please consider reading today's front page article from the San Francisco Chronicle about the Cap and Trade Vote:
Tri-Valley Assemblywoman Catharine Baker spoke at last night's Alameda County Central Committee Meeting to discuss her vote for the Cap and Trade Bill and why she felt it was an important compromise "to protect real people, real businesses, and real jobs, [click continue reading for more]
Former Assemblyman David Hadley announces that he is running for Governor. His official site is : http://www.davidhadley.com/