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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)

Blakeslee’s bid for the governor’s office?

Sam Blakeslee said he was putting political aspirations aside  and planned to work at a nonprofit focused on promoting common-sense solutions to big policy problems vexing Sacramento. [LATimes] However, an early strategic plan for the California Reform Institute shows a... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee bill would ban gifts

A local lawmaker’s bill to prohibit lobbyists and the firms that hire them from gifting elected state officials has made it to the floor of the California Senate. Sen. Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo) coaxed his S.B 1426 out of... (Continue reading)

Sam Blakeslee not running for reelection

State Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, officially announced he will not seek reelection shortly after the California Supreme Court validated redistricting maps slated to give the Democrats an edge.  [Tribune] On Friday, the high court decided that senate maps... (Continue reading)

Business lobby tops labor lobby

Business won the  lobbying wars in Sacramento this past year, knocking off more potentially pesky legislative proposals than any other special interest group under the dome. [CaliforniaWatch] Between labor, business and others, interest groups spent more than $216 million for... (Continue reading)

Brown kills Blakeslee parks bill

A proposal by Sen. Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo) to allow cities or counties to operate state parks threatened with closure was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday. Brown then inked into law a Democratic plan allowing nonprofit organizations to... (Continue reading)



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