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In the national debate over the debt and budget deficits, reforming our tax system is an important, if not the key, part of the solution. Well, as there seem to be similarities between California and Beltway budget battles, there is definitely a similarity in the importance of tax reform. It may even more important in our quest to regain the More

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The problems posed by our public employee pensions have become headline news. Recent news coverage details large unfunded liabilities and public opinion polls demonstrate the increasing concern of voters. Recently I filed the Public Employee Pension Reform Act. This is a proposal of three very reasonable reforms to lower the costs of public employee pensions that have become unsustainable. I More

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The Holiday Season is such a unique time of year. It’s a time of reflection and of recalling memories near and far as well as a time to anticipate what the New Year will bring. And among those agreeable musings, we celebrate with family and friends. My reflections are upon the honor that I’ve had to represent the 5th Assembly More

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We have prepared some video highlights from the 1st Senate District Debate held in Granite Bay on September 29. We’ll roll out these “highlights” over the next few days. I want to make sure that you know where I stand on the issues that are important to you. This first video includes my thoughts on the the mandatory ski helmet More

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You’re going to be hearing a lot from my opponent in the coming weeks about my budget vote from last year. He’s trying to beat me by telling the voters that I voted for the “largest tax increase in the history of California” (which if taken in terms of our overall percentage of revenues is actually far from the truth…but More

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As we travel around the vast 1st Senate District on this campaign, I thought it would be important to document the journey along the way. We took a long weekend road trip this last weekend through Sacramento, Placer and Nevada Counties. The 1st Senate District includes a lot of beautiful country and some really friendly people. We started on Saturday More

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This week, a bill came before the State Assembly that would “ban” debit card fees. It never ceases to amaze me how people seem to think that if the government steps in and bans something, it will go away entirely. The reality is that banks charge retailers a transaction fee for using debt cards and credit cards. Retailers can choose More

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There will be a public memorial for State Senator Dave Cox on August 5th at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Downtown Sacramento located at 1017 11th Street. The ceremony begins promptly at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, the Cox family asks that donations be made to the Dave and Maggie Cox Scholarship Fund with the Sacramento Region Community More

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There’s been a lot of talk this week about removing the $11 billion water bond from the November 2010 ballot and putting it on the 2012 ballot. Many think it won’t pass if it’s on this year’s ballot. I say, get rid of it all together. California can’t afford it and for the Sacramento region and the North State, it’s More

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Below are my recommendations for the June 8th Primary Election Governor: Meg Whitman Secretary of State: Damon Dunn Controller: Tony Strickland Treasurer: Mimi Walters Attorney General: Tom Harmon Ins. Commissioner: Mike Villines U.S. Senator: Chuck Devore State Senate District 4: Doug LaMalfa Assembly District 5: Andy Pugno County Bd of Ed Dist. 3: Matt Hedges County BOS, District 2: Jimmy More

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