Archived Articles

July 22, 2016
California families still acutely remember the hardships caused by the 2008 Great Recession: the slashing of funding to schools, an escalation of tuition to our colleges and universities, and a redirection of road money into the general fund. Not to mention a $7 billion tax increase that Governor Jerry Brown promised would all go to education, but didn't.
July 15, 2016
Although California is known for its sunshine, its Legislature fails to live up to the reputation when it comes to having a transparent legislative process.
June 24, 2016
The residents of Santa Clarita recently learned of another setback in the chloride saga, as the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District (SCVSD) ran into trouble with their four-year chloride reduction plan.
May 22, 2016
Historically, large public projects do not fare well in California. Unlike their private project counterparts, government run projects have a track record of running over budget, not meeting deadlines, and are consistently inundated with mismanagement.
April 18, 2016
We often talk about how important democracy is because all are allowed to have their voices heard and concerns taken seriously.
March 17, 2016
When a coworker shows up to work sneezing and coughing, there's often a lot of grumbling for him or her to go home instead of potentially getting everyone sick.
February 18, 2016
If I had an opportunity to travel in time, I wouldn't mind going back to 2008 and voting twice against Proposition 1A, the High Speed Rail Project. Luckily for me — and you — another bite at the apple is still a possibility.
February 18, 2016
The most important local issue affecting our community is actually a federal government decision that allows mega-mining in Soledad Canyon.
February 17, 2016
There are three pivotal questions about the Aliso Canyon gas leak that must be answered with urgency: What happened? How can it be fixed? And what are the long-term impacts?
January 14, 2016
Growing up, parents teach their children at a very young age the importance of keeping a promise. As elected representatives in the California State Assembly, we wish that were the case in Sacramento.