By Donna Westfall – June 8, 2018 – Earlier this week, I called Congressman Jared Huffman’s office to ask him to vote YES on Pres. Trump’s first rescissions package to cut nearly $15 billion in wasteful government spending. Today was the vote. It passed 210-206. Huffman voted NO.
November 2018 propositions:
The gas tax was passed by a Democratic legislature. California drivers are naturally upset not getting to vote. Looks like they’ll get to vote afterall this November.
In a recall election led by the California Republican Party, and predicated on his support for an unpopular gas tax increase last year, voters in Orange and Los Angeles counties tossed Democratic state Sen. Josh Newman by a margin of nearly 60 percent to 40 percent. He will be replaced by Republican Ling Ling Chang, whom Newman narrowly upset in 2016 to win the traditionally GOP seat. The successful recall eliminates Democrats’ two-thirds supermajority in the California Senate.
Eliminating the supermajority means no more games like passing a gas tax – in other words, taxation without representation.
Lt. Gov., Gavin Newsom (D) will face businessman, John Cox (R) in November for the Governor position.
Two Democrats will run for US Senate: Dianne Feinstein incumbent against Kevin De Leon.
Attorney General: Incumbent, Xavier Becerra (D) will face off against retired Judge Steven Bailey (R). NOTE: Becerra (and Gov. Jerry Brown) are being sued by Federal Department of Justice over Sanctuary State status.
Insurance Commissioner: Steve Poizner (Ind) against Ricardo Lara (D).
Superintendent of Public Education: Tony Thurmond vs Marshall Tuck.