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Mail call: Dear Big Daddy

Dear Big Daddy,

Why don’t more legislators become governors? They are all ambitious politicians, aren’t they?

–Curious in Cucamonga

Letters

Letter to the Editor: Public meetings

In recent years many of us have spent far more time than necessary at various public meetings awaiting our three minutes to speak during “Public Comment,” an item often placed dead last on the agenda. By that time, most of the attendees have long departed.

Letters

In response to ProPublica

ProPublica took a variety of half-truths to create a totally false impression about the good works of the leading pro-troop, grassroots charity in America.

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Dear Big Daddy,

You’re a Democrat and you’re old, so what’s your take on The Return of Jerry Brown?

–Intrigued in Indio

Dear Intrigued,

I thought that after hanging around the Capitol for so many years, there was nothing left that could amaze me. But he’s managed to do it.

He was down and

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: I am writing to put to rest the distorted untruths being advanced by the opponents of SB 131 gratis norsk. My bill seeks to give the adult survivors of childhood molestation their day in court against the organizations that enabled their molesters – nothing more, nothing less. The facts

Letters

A note to our readers

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Experts Expound

Experts Expound

So what’s Tom Steyer up to? Earlier, he reportedly was going to run for governor or U.S. Senate and he’s been taking lead roles on environmental protection issues. Steyer, who was just named to Politico’s list of the top 50 people to watch, has bankrolled two successful good-government campaigns and fought the Koch Brothers. So

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Hey, Big Daddy,

Why do some pieces of legislation seem like they don’t really do anything?

— Puzzled in Petrolia

Don’t kid yourself. There’s a reason why every bill is introduced. Like that old sourpuss Ecclesiastes says, everything under heaven has a purpose. Something like that.

The purpose of every bill isn’t to be signed

Experts Expound

Experts Expound

“The FBI raided the Capitol and agents apparently are looking at Ron and Tom Calderon, as well as an LA-area water district’s contracting practices. Is this developing scandal limited in scope or is it the tip of an iceberg in Sacramento?  Thoughts about political implications?”

Follow the money.

The business of the politically-charged Central Water

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