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November 13, 2017
From the mountains of Korean to the jungles of Southeast Asia and the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula our military men and women have gone above and beyond to protect the values we hold so dear to us in this great nation. And each time the United States has asked, California has answered;...
November 8, 2017
This week we honor the millions of men and women who throughout our nation’s history have sacrificed so much for the common good. To the Veterans and their families, my sincerest thank you. California’s state Capitol is home to some beautiful monuments honoring our veterans. Please take moment to...
October 31, 2017
These terror-invoking, waking nightmares may in fact be the scariest thing we see this Halloween as this year the legislature passed a number of bills that frankly terrify me. They terrify me because they will make life harder for the hardworking people in our community. Taxes, fees, regulations and restrictions with effects that will last long after the candy-bag runs dry following this year’s festivities.
October 20, 2017
California has long been a leader among states in the U.S. Our population, our economy – the world’s sixth largest, our innovative and revolutionary work in technology and aerospace, our system of higher education; the list goes on. But in just two weeks, we’ll dart ahead of the pack and lead the...
May 25, 2017
No one likes paying taxes. But it is insulting when the government we trust with our hard earned dollars wastes, mismanages, redirects and redistributes our money to where we never see a return on our investment. Business as usual in the State Capitol.
May 9, 2017
Employment; since the great recession of 2008 we’ve used it as a marker of everything from presidential success to economic health but what we’ve also heard the number associated with is the wellbeing of our developmentally disabled community, and the statistics haven’t been positive.
May 8, 2017
Modern medicine has been a godsend in all of our lives. We can live longer, feel better and do more with the advances of today’s medical world. Things previously unimaginable are now routine thanks to innovations in healthcare and technology. But if we can’t get to a doctor when we need one, in our...
February 28, 2017
As seen in the Santa Clarita Signal : An open-top tractor-trailer motors down the 14 Freeway. Gravel, piled high in back, ricochets off the pavement as the tractor bounces down the bumpy highway, losing bits of sand and rock at every turn. Imagine being the car behind this rig; chunks of gravel...
February 22, 2017
Modern medicine has been a godsend in all of our lives. We can live longer, feel better and do more with the advances of today's medical world. Things previously unimaginable are now routine thanks to innovations in health care and technology. But if we can't get to a doctor when we need one, in...
December 22, 2016
While my kids’ days of writing volumes to Saint Nick may be gone, I think we should all still hope and dream during this season. So keeping with that tradition I’ve come up with my very own grown up Christmas list. Rather than write to the jolly old saint from up north, my wishes are directed toward the man in the Governor’s Mansion and his elves in the Legislature.