Articles Tagged With ‘Sam Blakeslee’




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Blakeslee-backed initiative aims for transparency in California Legislature

Sam Blakeslee

A ballot initiative backed by former state sen. Sam Blakeslee and Republican donor Charles Munger, Jr. aims to prevent California lawmakers from ramming through legislation before their colleagues and the public have been given the opportunity to review it. The... (Continue reading)

Sam Blakeslee endorses Debbie Arnold for supervisor

Sam Blakeslee

Endorsement by Sam Blakeslee “As Supervisor, Debbie Arnold has thoughtfully supported policies that help create jobs right here in our community,” Sam Blakeslee said. “She understands the challenges facing working families and is not afraid to advocate for those who... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee considering run against Adam Hill

By KAREN VELIE Former state Senator Sam Blakeslee said Friday that he is considering running for the San Luis Obispo County District 3 Supervisor’s seat currently held by Adam Hill. Blakeslee said his primary reason for a possible campaign against... (Continue reading)

Senator Boxer calls out NRC on Diablo Canyon safety

At a federal hearing in which both Rep. Lois Capps and former state sen. Sam Blakeslee testified, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer criticized the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for its handling of safety concerns about Diablo Canyon Power Plant. The Senate... (Continue reading)

NRC rejects call to close Diablo Canyon

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission rejected the recommendation Wednesday of a former federal investigator who called for the closure of Diablo Canyon Power Plant until the agency determines whether the plant can withstand high magnitude earthquakes caused by nearby faults. [ABC... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee’s Cal Poly institute to explore wave energy

A Cal Poly institute recently founded by former state Sen. Sam Blakeslee is exploring the potential of wave energy. [Tribune] In December, the Cal Poly Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department... (Continue reading)

Leading GOP donor to speak at Cal Poly

Millionaire Republican donor Charles Munger Jr. will speak Friday morning at a Cal Poly political forum. Munger, who contributed more than $36 million to various campaigns in the 2012 election cycle, will discus citizen participation in politics at 11:30 a.m.... (Continue reading)

California legislators report gifts received in 2012

California lawmakers disclosed trips, sports tickets, meals and other perks they received in 2012 in a report released Saturday. [LATimes] In August, legislators killed a measure by former Sen. Sam Blakeslee that would have prevented companies that hire lobbyists from... (Continue reading)

Supervisors request PG&E meet more conditions on seismic testing

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to write a letter to the California Coastal Commission asking the agency to address several concerns relating to PG&E’s proposed seismic testing before approving the project. Members of the community... (Continue reading)

Local lawmakers on maverick list

Two Republican state lawmakers from San Luis Obispo County are among the party’s most independent members, according to an analysis of voting records by the Sacramento Bee. Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (33rd District) and Sen. Sam Blakeslee (15th District) were on... (Continue reading)



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