Posts Tagged ‘California’

In his comment to my blog the other day, Alessandro raised several points; it does seem counterintuitive to essentially ask for higher property taxes, by eliminating the effects of Proposition 13 in California. Why would anyone want to do that? Especially now? (more…)

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 Kenneth Star (Remember him?) is arguing the case  for Prop 8 sponsors.

Prop. 8 sponsors seek to nullify 18K gay marriages


Associated Press Writer

Published: Friday, Dec. 19, 2008

[SAN FRANCISCO — The sponsors of Proposition 8 asked the California Supreme Court on Friday to nullify the marriages of the estimated 18,000 same-sex couples who exchanged vows before voters approved the ballot initiative that outlawed gay unions.

The Yes on 8 campaign filed a brief arguing that because the new law holds that only marriages between a man and a woman are recognized or valid in California, the state can no longer recognize the existing same-sex unions….

…The cases are Strauss v. Horton, S168047; City and County of San Francisco v. Horton, S168078; and Tyler v. State of California, S168066.]



I Own My Vote, PUMA, The Denver Group, The New Agenda

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Property taxes are used to pay for all the public services we get citizens. They include, but are not limited to:

Universities and other public schools, roads, bridges, state parks, city parks, regional planning, flood abatement, street lights, sewer maintenance, libraries,  busses, mass transit, public swimming pools, the state and local governments,  police, firefighters, social services, hospitals, state and local fairs, etc. The list is endless. The list also represents a wide variety of jobs, paid through state funds, with equal opportunity and health benefits. (more…)

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“The economy of California is a dominant force in the economy of the United States, with California paying more to the federal system than it receives in direct monetary benefits.”

It’s official, we are in the well! If you think this will just affect California, think again. The state’s economic engine is too big; it ranks 10th in the world economy. I guess the state will need to keep what’s left of that money to pay unemployment to all those folks they just laid off. Get rid of Proposition 13 now! (more…)

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What more can be said, but keep track and try to fix the mess after: (more…)

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 We already heard rumors that both campaigns are setting aside funds to fight election results. Get rid of the Caucuses! National Election reform is required, NOW, THIS ELECTION, AND BEFORE THE NEXT!!! (more…)

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Fool’s Gold

I bought my first home at the end of 1995. It was a 1950’s starter home, built in the big growth period that identified so much of the California Baby Boom generation.  It was a familiar sort of home and neighborhood, since my early days were spent in such homes when they were new.  It was a fixer, and I paid a little less then $90,000. Even then that was a steal. My neighbor, in back of me had paid $115,000, for his; a couple of years prior. (more…)

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Mistakes happen. This is a reminder that the best source of voting information is your state’s Secretary of State. (more…)

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Voter Registration ends in Florida Oct. 6th. Click HERE, to go to the  Florida Division of Elections and register. Avoid the Partisan bum’s rush!

Blogged by Brad Friedman on 9/18/2008 12:55PM 

McCain/GOP ‘Voter Caging’ Underway in Florida

Local Democratic Party Chair Seems Clueless About Republican Attempt to Disenfranchise His Voters…

From the St. Petersburg Times…

[…The mailings sent to registered Democrats appear to be classic “caging” letters, marked as “Do Not Forward”, so that they will then be returned to the GOP if there is any problem with delivery. Those returned letters will likely then be used as a basis to challenge the legitimacy of those particular voters on Election Day….

The first-class GOP mailing has a “Do not forward” instruction on the envelope, meaning they will be returned to the GOP if a recipient has had mail forwarded, perhaps to a summer address, or has moved. (more…)

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