Posts Tagged: Leo McCarthy
Paul Gann, center, author of the 1979 initiative governing excess tax revenue, and Howard Jarvis celebrate the passage of Proposition 13. (Photo, June 1978/ AP file)
OPINION: Let’s not confuse Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal to provide $12 billion in new stimulus checks with the state’s constitutional mandate to return excess revenues to taxpayers. That seems to be the goal of those who believe taxpayer refunds are a bad idea and are looking for ways to keep a greater part of the newly announced state surplus to spend.
Newly installed Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon talks to reporters. (Photo: Speaker's office)
New Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon doesn’t believe the emergence of a less-liberal, more pro-business wing of his big Democratic caucus is going to set off a high-visibility war among Democrats. “I don’t know if the party has ever been monolithic,” Rendon said in a telephone interview. “We’ve always been a big-tent party, with a diversity of viewpoints reflecting the diversity of California.”