Articles Tagged With ‘Sam Blakeslee’

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)

Lawyers to argue redevelopment fund shift

A court battle to argue the future of the state’s redevelopment agencies looms in the aftermath of a lawsuit filed this week by a coalition of 10 Southern California cities. The complaint filed in Sacramento seeks to prevent the legislature... (Continue reading)

Seeking the death penalty’s demise

Urging termination of California’s death penalty, an advocacy group launched a ballot initiative effort Monday, just days after a similar proposal stalled in the legislature. Taxpayers for Justice announced a signature-gathering campaign aimed at giving state voters a chance to... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee: Violent ASH assault could have been prevented

Senator Sam Blakeslee said the violent assault of a female psychiatric technician at Atascadero State Hospital should have been prevented. “The violent beating of a female psych tech on Wednesday night could have, and should have, been avoided,” Sen. Sam... (Continue reading)

Come home Sam—We need you

  OPINION By DAVE CONGALTON I begin by making a statement that I have offered repeatedly on the radio these last few weeks. I have been part of this community for nearly 25 years and I’ve never seen San Luis... (Continue reading)

Questions of safety at Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

After the devastating tsunami damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, seismologists in the United States are focusing on a potentially dangerous fault system near the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California. State Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San... (Continue reading)