Articles Tagged With ‘Campaign 2012’

Capps Maldonado exchange slaps

Central Coast Congresswoman Lois Capp tossed an election-cycle challenge to her Republican opponent Abel Maldonado to join her and post all his tax returns and worksheets for every year he has served in office on Monday. “With the US Congress... (Continue reading)

Voters to ponder three-strikes law

Should California’s sometimes-controversial “Three-Strikes Law” be modified? Voters in November will have a say in the law’s future following qualification of a initiative that would ostensibly reduce the number of convictions. If endorsed by voters, the initiative would change the... (Continue reading)

State voters still like tax plan

Potential voting support for Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax increase initiative plan remains fairly strong, according to the results of the latest Field Poll. The measure would increase for seven years state personal income taxes on persons earning more than $250,000,... (Continue reading)

Arnold, Hill, Mecham prevail

Voters in the county’s fifth supervisor district turned their backs on incumbent Jim Patterson Tuesday, giving the nod to Debbie Arnold and creating a conservative majority on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. In the third district, incumbent... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police station bond fails

Arroyo Grande voters have again rejected a measure to fund the construction of a new police station. Even though a majority of the voters – 61.2 percent – approved the measure, the $6.7 million bond measure needed two-thirds approval –... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill using government resources in election bid

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s use of his office in his bid for reelection appears to be a violation of Government Codes 54964 and 8314, which ban government officials from using public resources including buildings,... (Continue reading)

Big changes in California primary

California now has an open “top-two” primary, meaning voters do not have to belong to a certain political party in order to cast a ballot for congressional, legislative and statewide races. [KABC] The first- and second-place winners, regardless of party,... (Continue reading)

Capps’ bill promotes self employment

Congresswoman Lois Capps is pushing a new bill with a focus of helping job seekers move into self-employment. [ModestoBee] Capps introduced the bill in late May. It is slated to make training available for would-be entrepreneurs through local Workforce Investment... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles must learn from history

OPINION By KAREN DANIELS There are some people in Paso Robles who believe that any process leading to selection of the city’s next chief of police should look forward, and not back. Many of those same people want the new... (Continue reading)

Gilman may not defend Paso Robles council post

By DANIEL BLACKBURN First-term Paso Robles City Council member Nick Gilman said Tuesday he is uncertain if he will try to protect his council seat in November, saying, “I have been disappointed by my inability to help.” Gilman, fellow council... (Continue reading)