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July 30, 2012
California does not have a problem of revenues, there's plenty coming in each year. It has a spending problem, and last week's exposure of financial...
July 25, 2012
Governor Brown has chosen to initiate "Water War Two." The first was his proposal to build a Peripheral Canal around the Delta that was roundly...
July 18, 2012
By the action of the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, we now have Central Valley Flood Protection Plan - California's first comprehensive flood...
June 27, 2012
More Californians have become victims living in fear thanks to the majority party's irresponsible budgeting. Last year, Governor Brown and...
June 20, 2012
The way to move forward and restore California to greatness is by creating jobs. Most people agree with this principle, and even Democrat Legislators...
January 10, 2012
Last week, Governor Brown released his 2012-13 budget - a full five days ahead of schedule. While I had hoped that the Governor would put forward an...
January 3, 2012
The California State Supreme Court has just affirmed the ending of the rein of Redevelopment Agencies in California. These agencies were eliminated...
November 23, 2011
Last week, Capitol Weekly sponsored a panel discussion on the governor's public safety realignment. The more discussion and scrutiny that can be...
October 28, 2011
As the head of the state parole board for many years, I've had the chance to witness thousands of dangerous individuals whose crimes have left scars...
October 12, 2011
As the Vice Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, I know firsthand that there are always tough choices when setting budget priorities during state...

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