Articles Tagged With ‘Politics’




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Another option to Abel Maldonado and Lois Capps

OPINION BY MATT KOKKONEN Are there two tax cheats running for Congress now in California’s redesigned 24th District? Lois Capps failed to report rental income for 10 years, only to pay up after getting caught and failed to report $500,000... (Continue reading)

Steve Kniffen is Cambria’s non-candidate

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Cambrian Steve Kniffen envisions a grand political experiment which he believes could productively alter the way Americans elect their leaders. And he’s shifting his philosophy into action by throwing his name into the hopper as a write-in... (Continue reading)

Capps taps Fluke to campaign on women’s rights

Democrat Congresswoman Lois Capps called on Georgetown Law graduate and renowned target of radio host Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, on Monday to help her campaign. [Noozhawk] After Capps explained her own record of supporting women, Fluke spoke on behalf of... (Continue reading)

Democracy in Atascadero should amount to more

OPINION By MIKE BRENNLER While studying my absentee ballot, I was reminded of the joke suggesting that democracy should amount to more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. This is particularly true as... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles candidates perform at political forum

Six candidates for Paso Robles City Council participated in a lively forum Wednesday evening in the Grand Ballroom of the Paso Robles Inn. Change Paso Robles Now (CPRN2012) hosted the forum and former congresswoman Andrea Seastrand moderated, which included candidates... (Continue reading)

Lawmaker suggests shooting officials

Asserting that California government officials are not good tax stewards, a Republican candidate has suggested they “should be shot” for their failings. [Sacramento Bee] One-term Assemblyman Mike Morrell is locked in a battle with Democrat Russ Warner for the 40th... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach Democrats blast party leader over flyer

By KAREN VELIE Two Democratic candidates for the Grover Beach City Council are accusing San Luis Obispo Democratic Central Committee leaders of making false statements in a flyer that aims to persuade voters to reject Measure I-12. Ballot measure I-12... (Continue reading)

SLO city council candidates state their cases at forum

Candidates for San Luis Obispo city council gathered at the Madonna Inn Wednesday to debate issues troubling the city. Mayor Jan Marx  took on challengers Steve Barasch and Donald Hedrick, and council members John Ashbaugh and Dan Carpenter debated each... (Continue reading)

Public pension reform bill inked

Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday called the state’s public pension system “a big ship” which is slowly being turned in the right direction by reform legislation he’s set to sign. (Sacramento Bee) But faced with complaints that the pension reduction bill... (Continue reading)

AWOL Abel Maldonado a no show again

By KAREN VELIE Congressional candidate Abel Maldonado’s biggest obstacle may not be his Democratic challenger, but instead members of the GOP who have dubbed him AWOL Abel. There have been at least 10 occasions when Maldonado has backed out on... (Continue reading)



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