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  • California agency on road to biggest bust since Detroit

    09/11/2013 10:03:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11 Sep 2013
    The toll-road authority of Orange County, Calif., is nearing the biggest municipal default since Detroit's record bankruptcy ... The Foothill-Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency... risks default on $2.4 billion in debt, according to a consultant to the Debt and Investment Advisory Commission of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer.
  • CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer Calls Off Divorce from Nadia Lockyer, Who's Finished with Meth Rehab

    03/15/2013 9:02:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 03/14/2013 | Josh Richman
    (Stephen Chikhani and Nadia Lockyer made sex tape; cuckholded treasurer Bill Locker poses with his wife) California state Treasurer Bill Lockyer's differences with his estranged wife, former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, might not be so irreconcilable after all. The 71-year-old mainstay of state Democratic politics this week withdrew divorce papers he had filed last July against his 41-year-old wife, whose methamphetamine addiction and extramarital affair ended her political career and could have stained his. "He and Nadia have agreed to try and work things out, to try and reconcile," said Tom Dresslar, Bill Lockyer's spokesman. "He's proud of...
  • School District Owes $1 Billion On $100 Million Loan

    12/07/2012 3:58:54 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 37 replies
    NPR: All Things Considered ^ | Dec 7, 2012 | Richard Gonzales
    The Poway Unified School District in California is facing a whopping $1 billion repayment on a loan of just $105 million. It borrowed the money using bonds that the state treasurer has compared to payday loans -- and more than 200 other California districts are in the same boat. More than 200 school districts across California are taking a second look at the high price of the debt they've taken on using risky financial arrangements. Collectively, the districts have borrowed billions in loans that defer payments for years — leaving many districts owing far more than they borrowed. In 2010,...
  • As scandal winds down, aging state Treasurer Bill Lockyer sets sights on controller's job

    04/30/2012 1:45:01 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/30/12 | Josh Richman
    He's almost 71. And his wife just resigned from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors after a drug-fueled affair with a meth addict. Her sensational downfall included shocking allegations that he once supplied her with drugs and encouraged her to commit suicide during a recent argument. So now, after months of personal turmoil and four decades as one of the state's most powerful Democrats, is state Treasurer Bill Lockyer preparing to quietly fade away? Not a chance. In fact, he's already squirreled away more than $2.5 million to run for another statewide office when he's 73. Asked whether recent events...
  • Are Men Stupid?

    04/29/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 103 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon April 23, 2012 | Frida Ghitis
    Are men stupid? How else can we explain the endless parade of otherwise successful individuals, who by all appearances seem intelligent and competent, and yet risk destroying their careers and their personal lives over the chance to have a sexual escapade? John Edwards crashing from the heights of promise to infamy, from presidential candidate to defendant in a trial after a secret affair; Secret Service agents ending their careers in disgrace over dalliances with prostitutes in Colombia, all join that long procession of men who managed to self-destruct, pulling a pin on the grenade of their careers and perhaps their...
  • Don't trust Democrats to fix Nadia Lockyer mess

    04/24/2012 9:14:45 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/24/12 | Chip Johnson
    It's easy to dismiss the dramatic fall of Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer as the failings of an addict. But it was much more than that. A system - our political system - created her. Our political system allows one person, like state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, to run for a statewide office, collect millions of dollars in donations and then bestow those funds like a kingmaker in lower-level races - like a county supervisor's race. Our system here in Alameda County allows one party - the Democratic Party - to declare for the rest of us who should be in...
  • Contra Costa Times editorial: Nadia Lockyer resignation welcome, but serious questions remain

    04/23/2012 5:35:39 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/23/12 | Editor
    We are pleased that Nadia Lockyer last week resigned her seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors . . . frankly, she's an addict who behaves like one and, by her own admission, has lied . . . Nevertheless, her account raises questions about her husband's actions. For, while she tried to defend her husband by saying that she holds responsibility for her consumption of drugs, she did not deny her earlier claim - that her husband bought and supplied her some of those drugs years ago. In the time the two have known each other, Bill Lockyer has...
  • Nadia Maria Davis-Lockyer Resigns as NorCal Supervisor--Then Opens Up About Scandal

    04/23/2012 4:19:31 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | 4/23/12 | Matt Coker
    Last month, we told you about the sex/drugs/beating/cheating/porning scandal surrounding the daughter of Santa Ana community activism royalty and wife of California Democratic politics royalty. This weekend, it was not only reported that the scandal led to Nadia Maria Davis-Lockyer's resignation as an Alameda County supervisor but an eye-opening interview where the 41-year-old claimed state Treasurer Bill Lockyer angrily told her to "go ahead and commit suicide" and her rehab lover "bashed my head into the stone floor."The seventh child of the late Wallace R. Davis, one of Santa Ana's first Latino lawyers to stand up for immigrants, Nadia Maria...
  • Email from wife's account shadows Calif. treasurer { Nadia & Bill Lockyer }

    04/18/2012 4:47:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 4/18/12 | DON THOMPSON, Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state treasurer Bill Lockyer is used to the public spotlight. Just not like this. After a political career spanning four decades, Lockyer is drawing attention not for his job but for his marital troubles, his wife's substance abuse and her claim that she was roughed up by an ex-boyfriend at a motel room. And with each new development, the story has taken ever stranger turns. An email last week that appeared to be sent from Nadia Lockyer, herself a promising San Francisco Bay area politician, went to a newspaper, accusing her husband, a former state...
  • Nadia Lockyer lied about offering legal advice to ex-lover, attorney says

    03/21/2012 7:19:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/21/12 | Josh Richman, Oakland Tribune
    Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer is lying when she says she visited ex-lover Stephen Chikhani in jail last summer in her professional capacity as an lawyer, Chikhani's attorney said Wednesday. "I know she signed in as a lawyer, but they were not legal visits," said attorney Adrienne Dell, of San Jose. "She definitely abused that; there's no question in my mind. They were still in a relationship." The Bay Area News Group's public-records request uncovered jail logs denoting two of Lockyer's visits to Chikhani in Santa Clara County's Elmwood jail in Milpitas, on June 15 and June 22, 2011. Dell...
  • Bill and Nadia Lockyer: A seemingly perfect life becomes a messy affair

    02/18/2012 11:19:18 AM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 2/18/12 | Josh Richman and Julia Prodis Sulek, Staff Writers
    Over the years, Bill and Nadia Lockyer's neighbors watched the couple walk their young son up and down their Hayward street at Christmastime, admiring the festive lights. The image of this political power couple seemed as perfect as a campaign commercial. Everything seemed "hunky-dory" between the 70-year-old state treasurer and the 40-year-old Alameda County supervisor, said neighbor Stephen Welch. "He seemed happy. She seemed happy. I've never seen conflict or strife or anything," he said. But this week, after stories emerged of Nadia Lockyer's substance abuse, extramarital affair and alleged beating by a former lover in a Newark motel room,...
  • Nadia Lockyer's troubles open door to closer look

    02/18/2012 11:07:56 AM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/17/12 | Chip Johnson
    Vetting a candidate for elected office is commonplace in American politics, but sometimes the level of scrutiny isn't as thorough as it should be. Consider the recent troubles of Nadia Lockyer, an Alameda County supervisor who on Tuesday announced a leave of absence following an alleged assault two weeks ago. In an incident that still lacks clarity, Lockyer said she was the victim of an assault. Her husband, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, said the attacker was an ex-boyfriend and that the assault happened Feb. 3 at a Newark hotel. Then on Tuesday, Nadia Lockyer announced that she had enrolled in...
  • Bill Lockyer says wife assaulted by ex-boyfriend

    02/12/2012 7:34:27 AM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/12/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnist
    Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, was "violently assaulted" by an ex-boyfriend she met up with at a Newark motel after the Lockyers fought, her husband says. Newark police confirmed to us that they investigated a "politically sensitive" incident Feb. 3 after receiving a late-night 911 call from the motel on Newark Boulevard. When police arrived, they found a woman who was "despondent," a police spokesman said Friday. Police would not identify the woman, but Bill Lockyer confirmed that it was his wife. He said he and Nadia Lockyer had recently been separated but had...
  • California officials seek higher rates for meal reimbursements

    08/04/2011 4:22:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    sacbee ^ | August 3, 2011
    The chief executives of CalPERS and CalSTRS along with Controller John Chiang and Treasurer Bill Lockyer are asking the Brown administration to overhaul the state's travel meal reimbursement rates to help accommodate for trips to expensive locales. Read more: http://blogs.sacbee.com/the_state_worker/2011/08/california-officials-seek-higher-rates-meal-reimbursements.html#ixzz1U6X38OST
  • Video: Democrat Bill Lockyer Chastises Fellow Democrats Over Junk Spending

    11/30/2010 7:56:12 AM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv
    California Treasurer Bill Lockyer (D) took to the floor at an informational hearing on state government reform last fall and scolded fellow Democrats saying the junk spending needs to stop. He said: I’m sorry but 2/3′s of the the bills that i see come out of the Assembly, if they never saw the light of day, God Bless It. Just stop it. Just stop! Just stop it. I mean they’re junk, and they’re consuming all your staff time, with junk. It’s not a rule, it’s cultural. Nancy Reagan is right. Just say no! It’s impossible for this legislature to reform...
  • CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer "California Has The 2nd Fittest State Government"

    10/12/2010 7:17:06 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 2010 | windowonla
    California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, "California Has The 2nd Fittest State Government." This guy is nuts. He said this when our state budget is 26 Billion in the red. Get ready the dems are getting ready to push massive tax increases. This was recorded at the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles on 4-17-10.
  • VIDEO: Calif. State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, "California Has The 2nd Fittest State Government."

    05/13/2010 10:34:22 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 22 replies · 478+ views
    California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, "California Has The 2nd Fittest State Government." This guy is nuts. He said this when our state budget is 26 Billion in the red. Get ready the dems are getting ready to push massive tax increases. This was recorded at the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles on 4-17-10. See this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhV3jvvIm-A where Lockyer says "California Is a Moderate Taxed State."
  • VIDEO: "California Has The 2nd Fittest State Government" Bill Lockyer, CA State Treasurer

    04/22/2010 11:03:45 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 10 replies · 463+ views
    You Tube ^ | 4-22-10 | joinedafterattack
    California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, "California Has The 2nd Fittest State Government." This guy is nuts. He said this when our state budget is 26 Billion in the red. Get ready the dems are getting ready to push massive tax increases. This was recorded at the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles on 4-17-10. See this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhV3jvvIm-A where Lockyer says "California Is a Moderate Taxed State."
  • VIDEO: "California Has The 2nd Fittest State Government" Says CA State Treasurer Bill Lockyer

    04/22/2010 10:13:58 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 13 replies · 327+ views
    YouTube ^ | 4-22-10 | joinedafterattack
    VIDEO: California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, "California Has The 2nd Fittest State Government." This guy is nuts. He said this when our state budget is 26 Billion in the red. Get ready the dems are getting ready to push massive tax increases. This was recorded at the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles on 4-17-10. See this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhV3jvvIm-A where Lockyer says "California Is a Moderate Taxed State."
  • VIDEO: California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer Says "California Is a Moderate Taxed State"

    04/22/2010 9:29:38 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 23 replies · 461+ views
    You Tube ^ | 4-22-10 | joinedafterattack
    Tell that to the tax payers Lockyer. This is the narrative the Dems are using as an excuse to raise taxes.
  • Help Me, Uncle Sam (California wants federal guarantee for debt)

    04/11/2009 1:09:39 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies · 516+ views
    Barron's ^ | April 11, 2009 | Jacqueline Doherty
    California has joined the lengthening queue of supplicants seeking help from Uncle Sam. State Treasurer Bill Lockyer is lobbying some in Congress to secure a federal backstop or guarantee on $12 billion to $16 billion of short-term revenue anticipation notes, or RANs, that the state may need to sell as early as July. Lockyer thinks it may not be possible to sell this debt without federal help, and is seeking to have the Troubled Assets Relief Program, or TARP, expanded to allow banks to sell municipal debt to the federal government, according to a state treasury spokesman. Barring that, he...
  • Treasurer's race: Foes represent stark contrast [Bill Lockyer vs Claude Parrish]

    10/04/2006 8:27:49 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 650+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/4/6 | Clea Benson
    Nearly six in 10 likely voters can identify Attorney General Bill Lockyer, the Democrat with more than three decades in California politics. As the state's top law enforcement official, Lockyer is constantly in the news. He recently filed a lawsuit alleging that car makers are causing too much smog. In a high-profile move last year, he put the names and addresses of all the state's registered sex offenders online. But that's not the only advantage Lockyer has as the Democratic candidate for state treasurer in the November election. The same August Field Poll that measured his name recognition also found...
  • CA: Lockyer, Parrish vie for treasurer

    09/27/2006 10:35:24 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 2 replies · 198+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 27 September 2006 | George Avalos
    Lockyer, Parrish vie for treasurer WINNER TO BE INVESTOR-IN-CHIEF By George Avalos MediaNews The major-party candidates for state treasurer recognize the challenges that come with being California's investor in chief -- a job often regarded as nothing more than a financial and economic soapbox. State Attorney General Bill Lockyer, a Democrat, and state Board of Equalization board member Claude Parrish, a Republican, are among a handful of candidates vying for a post whose occupant can get the ear of Wall Street, which for years has scrutinized California's financial health and mammoth government operations. (SNIP) The two candidates disagree about the...
  • California AG insults Michigan sponsor of food labeling bill

    03/07/2006 7:20:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies · 413+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, at a press conference on legislation to curtail food warning labels, used an expletive to refer to one of the bill's sponsors. The remark was in reference to Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., whose bill would stop states from putting warning labels on food that are different from federal warnings. Lockyer read a quote from Rogers in which the congressman said a pregnant shopper in Michigan should see the same warning while buying peas as a pregnant shopper in California. ``What a dumbs---,'' Lockyer said. ``Sorry,'' he quickly added, to laughter from the room,...
  • AG Supports Poochigian's Request for Review of First 5 Commission's Use of Taxpayer Funds (Meathead)

    03/07/2006 3:24:52 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 353+ views
    Poochigian for Attorney General e-mail | 7 March 2006
    Attorney General Supports Poochigian’s Request for Review of First 5 Commission’s Use of Taxpayer Funds Citing Conflict, Lockyer Refers Investigation to Sacramento County District Attorney “Attorney General Bill Lockyer has acknowledged that allegations that the First 5 Commission may have misused taxpayer funds in connection with campaign advertising for Proposition 82 warrant a prompt review. Although the Attorney General’s office has investigated and prosecuted other state entities and officers in the past, he has decided to refer this case. I believe that Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully will fully investigate the matter and, if warranted, prosecute any civil or...
  • Calif. AG Wants Warning Label on Fries (Nanny-state-on-crack alert)

    08/27/2005 2:28:30 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 53 replies · 899+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 26, 2005 | TIM MOLLOY
    LOS ANGELES - Potato chips and french fries could soon come with a warning label in California if the state's top attorney prevails in a lawsuit filed Friday against nine fast food chains and snack-food makers. Attorney General Bill Lockyer asked for a court order requiring McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Frito Lay and other companies to warn consumers that their fries and chips may contain acrylamide, a chemical the state says causes cancer. At least one of the companies disputes that, saying there is no evidence the substance is carcinogenic. "In taking this action, I am not telling people to...
  • Sadistic antisemitic "Jews as Nazis" painting sponsored by AG Bill Lockyer put into proper context

    08/01/2005 3:33:49 PM PDT · by FraudFactor.com · 9 replies · 583+ views
    FraudFactor.com ^ | July 28, 2005 | Michael D. Robbins
    "Jews as Nazis" and "U.S. Flag in the Toilet" Art Displays Fuel Hatred against Jews and Americans     California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, in his official capacity, is sponsoring and hosting a leftist lawyers art exhibit that contains a collection of art displays with themes that are blatantly anti-American, anti-military, antisemitic, anti-Israel, anti-Republican, anti-President Bush, and anti-conservative. The art exhibit is on display from July 15 through July 31, 2005, in the first floor cafeteria at the California Department of Justice building on I Street, at the state capitol. This art exhibit is also jointly sponsored by the...
  • Bill Lockyer to Host Conservative Art Exhibit?

    07/21/2005 5:02:44 PM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 108+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense ^ | 07/21/2005 | Craig DeLuz
    I call this piece "Welcome Home Bill!" Read More... Craig DeLuzVisit The Home of Uncommon Sense... www.craigdeluz.com
  • Demand Lockyer Take Anti-American Display Down! (CA)

    07/18/2005 9:15:00 PM PDT · by AVNevis · 109 replies · 3,506+ views
    7/18/05
    I posted last week on the possibility that California Attorney General Bill Lockyer would display at his office some of Steven Pearcy's anti-american artwork. Today News 10 did a story on it. You can read up on the details and see a picture of the painting there. It is basically a map of The US painted like an American flag in a toilet. On the side it reads "T'anks to Mr. Bush" The attorney general says he is just promoting free speech. But a display like this has no place in a government office. Anyway, in responce I have started...
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Abortion Provision Protecting Health Care Workers

    01/30/2005 10:34:09 AM PST · by underlying · 4 replies · 244+ views
    lifenews.com ^ | January 26, 2005 | by Steven Ertelt
    Lawsuit Filed Against Abortion Provision Protecting Health Care Workers Sacramento, CA (LifeNews.com) -- California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, on Wednesday, filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a new federal law that protects those in the health care industry that don't want to be involved in abortions. Contained in a spending bill signed by President Bush, the Hyde-Weldon provision says that the federal government can't discriminate against doctors, hospitals or health insurance companies that do not want to perform or pay for abortions. As a result, any federal, state or local agency that receives federal money would lose those funds if...
  • Pro-family organizaton responds to California Attorney General on “freedom of conscience attack”

    12/09/2004 8:08:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 419+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Dec. 09, 2004
    SACRAMENTO, USA, Dec. 09, 2004 (CNA) - A leading pro-family organization, Campaign for Children and Families, issued a response to California Attorney General Bill Lockyer’s announcement yesterday that he will sue to block the Hyde-Weldon conscience amendment in the recently-passed federal spending bill which prohibits government entities from punishing doctors who won't do abortions, saying that Lockyer is ignoring the right to “freedom of conscience.” Randy Thomasson, president of CCF stated: "Imagine you're a baby doctor. You've said the Hippocratic Oath to do no harm, and now Bill Lockyer is forcing you to participate in killing an unborn child in...
  • CA: Attorney General appeals (Kevin) Cooper decision - Argues panel exceeded authority

    03/18/2004 2:36:05 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 1 replies · 131+ views
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | March 17, 2004 | ROD LEVEQUE
    The California Attorney General appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday challenging a lower court ruling that halted the execution of Death Row inmate Kevin Cooper last month. The attorney general's petition does not challenge the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal's rationale for halting the execution, but rather claims the appellate court lacked the jurisdiction to stop it in the manner in which it did. "If courts can ignore the law during these 11th-hour, last ditch efforts to halt executions, murder victims' family members and loved ones will be left with little solace, knowing a closure to their grief...
  • Calif: P2P [file-sharing] in the Legal Crosshairs [CA AG's letter actually authored by MPAA]

    03/15/2004 3:11:47 PM PST · by John Jorsett · 21 replies · 185+ views
    Wired News ^ | Mar. 15, 2004 | Xeni Jardin
    <p>Is California's attorney general preparing a legislative assault on peer-to-peer file sharing?</p> <p>A draft letter purportedly circulated by Bill Lockyer to fellow state attorneys general characterizes P2P software as a "dangerous product" and describes the failure of technology makers to warn consumers of those dangers as a deceptive trade practice.</p>
  • San Francisco presents arguments in defense of same-sex marriage

    03/06/2004 6:12:51 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 16 replies · 239+ views
    AP via Herald-Tribune ^ | March 06. 2004 | LISA LEFF
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Attorneys for the city of San Francisco are ready to take their fight over gay marriage all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Arguing that municipal authorities are “independently responsible” to uphold the U.S. Constitution, city attorneys Friday increased the chance that the nation’s highest court would be needed to decide the legality of San Francisco’s same-sex marriages. In documents filed with the California Supreme Court, the city’s attorneys said that nothing in the state constitution requires local officials to obey laws they believe infringe on the civil rights of their citizens. The filing was a...
  • Schwarzenegger orders attorney general to take action on gay marriages

    02/20/2004 8:29:27 PM PST · by Simmy2.5 · 49 replies · 2,171+ views
    SF Gate ^ | Febuary 20, 2004 | BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer
    <p>Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ordered California's attorney general Friday to take legal action to stop San Francisco from granting marriage licenses to gay couples.</p> <p>In a letter to Attorney General Bill Lockyer, Schwarzenegger directed the state's top lawyer "to take immediate steps" to get a definitive court ruling declaring the city's actions to be illegal.</p>
  • SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: 'Bush's Stance Led Newsom To Take Action' (AG Bill Lockyer was given 'heads up')

    02/16/2004 12:14:53 PM PST · by L.N. Smithee · 97 replies · 726+ views
    Sin Freaksicko Comical ^ | February 15, 2004 | Rachel Gordon
    <p>It was only his 12th day as mayor of San Francisco, but Gavin Newsom decided that night -- the very night he attended President Bush's State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. -- that he was going to defy California law.</p> <p>And turn the nation on its ear.</p>
  • CA: Lockyer’s Hot Air Lawsuit. Politicians use bad science to push people around, eliminate jobs.

    12/23/2003 6:41:13 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 9 replies · 185+ views
    California Public Policy Foundation ^ | December 23, 2003 | Ray Haynes
    Politicians whining about global warming make me suspicious. Since most of us politicians (at least around an election) are little more than hot air anyway, it could be argued we are more responsible for global warming than you are. So, when I read that several elected state attorneys general were suing the federal government to get more regulations over more of our life to “do something” about “global warming,” I got worried. These 11 attorneys general (including California’s Bill Lockyer) want the Environmental Protection Agency to enact stringent new rules on emissions into the atmosphere. With variations in details, all...
  • Lockyer’s Hot Air Lawsuit (Global Warming Hooey)

    12/23/2003 10:26:07 AM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 4 replies · 151+ views
    California Political Review ^ | 12/23/2003 | Assemblyman Ray Haynes
    Politicians use bad science as an excuse to push people around and eliminate jobs. Assemblyman Ray Haynes represents California’s 66th Assembly District. Politicians whining about global warming make me suspicious. Since most of us politicians (at least around an election) are little more than hot air anyway, it could be argued we are more responsible for global warming than you are. So, when I read that several elected state attorneys general were suing the federal government to get more regulations over more of our life to “do something” about “global warming,” I got worried. These 11 attorneys general (including California’s...
  • Attorney general's remarks about misconduct allegations anger Schwarzenegger

    11/06/2003 3:56:55 PM PST · by Brian S · 20 replies · 198+ views
    <p>Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger will hire a private investigator to look into allegations that he groped women, but he may keep the results from the state attorney general, a spokesman said Thursday.</p> <p>Schwarzenegger's reluctance to turn over the results of the investigation stem from remarks Attorney General Bill Lockyer made earlier Thursday. The Democrat said he advised Schwarzenegger that the misconduct allegations "are not going to go away" and he should cooperate with an independent investigation.</p>
  • Nobles and knaves

    10/24/2003 11:20:35 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 105+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, October 25, 2003
    <p>Nobles: Calif. Attorney General Bill Lockyer, for breaking ranks and backing Arnold Schwarzenegger.</p> <p>Everyone loves a winner &#8212; except the backers of the loser. A prominent, partisan Democrat, Mr. Lockyer had every reason to whine about a recall in which a Democratic governor was unseated and a Democratic candidate was defeated. Instead, he stunned a gathering of election analysts at Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies this week by announcing that he had voted for Mr. Schwarzenegger.</p>
  • Why Democrat Attorney General Voted for Schwarzenegger

    10/20/2003 6:50:30 AM PDT · by kattracks · 6 replies · 102+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 10/20/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Though California Attorney General Bill Lockyer voted against the recall, he knew Cruz Bustamante would be even worse than what he derided as the "puke politics" of Gray Davis, so for the first time in his life he voted for a Republican, Arnold Schwarzenegger. "He represented for me what he did for others: hope, change, reform, opportunity, upbeat problem-solving," Lockyer said to a stunned crowd of 150 political consultants, academics and journalists Saturday at the notoriously leftist University of California at Berkeley, where the new admissions policy is to admit as many stupid students as possible. "I want that....
  • California's Democratic Attorney General Admits He Voted for Republican Schwarzenegger

    10/20/2003 5:19:09 AM PDT · by mhking · 18 replies · 153+ views
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Attorney General Bill Lockyer, often mentioned as a possible Democratic candidate for California governor in 2006, said Saturday he voted for Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger in this month's recall election. "It was the first time I ever voted for a Republican in my life," Lockyer said during a speech at the Institute for Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. "What Arnold Schwarzenegger represented for me was hope, optimism and change, and I want that." Lockyer said he voted against the recall of Gov. Gray Davis, but marked his ballot in favor of the Republican actor....
  • Congress needs to calm gun data brouhaha

    03/11/2003 12:25:42 PM PST · by SteveH · 14 replies · 206+ views
    The Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/11/2003 | The Oakland Tribune
    Congress needs to calm gun data brouhaha Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - CALIFORNIA law enforcement officials and the U.S. Justice Department have been at loggerheads for months over the former's reasonable use of a federal databank to hunt down illegal gun users. Last week, though, the Justice Department turned up the heat on Sacramento when it threatened to criminally prosecute state officials for use of the database -- the National Instant Criminal Background Check System -- an unnecessary retaliatory measure that strikes us as an invitation to congressional action to meet the objectives of both parties in the dispute. U.S....
  • State, tribe in fight over election laws **Bill Lockyer/Indian-gate?**

    11/24/2002 4:42:09 PM PST · by let freedom sing · 3 replies · 317+ views
    sacbee.com ^ | November 24, 2002 | By Steve Wiegand -- Bee Staff Writer
    <p>It has all the ingredients of a prime time soap opera: The state's political watchdog agency squared off against a powerful special interest. The state's top cop caught between client -- the watchdog -- and campaign contributor -- the special interest.</p>
  • Aborting Child Protection - Does Planned Parenthood oppose child abuse

    10/23/2002 11:18:03 AM PDT · by gubamyster · 8 replies · 295+ views
    NRO ^ | October 23, 2002 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    October 23, 2002, 9:00 a.m. By Jennifer Roback Morse With all the publicity about the harm done by pedophile priests, you might think that people uniformly disapprove of sex between minors and adults. If a 16-year-old boy tells us that he had sex with a priest, we all now agree that the older person exploited him. Evidently, this new consensus does not apply to adult men having sex with under-aged girls in California. At least, not if the girl gets pregnant. Here is the issue. Health-care personnel are ordinarily mandatory reporters of child abuse. But a recent survey has prompted...
  • Will Bill Lockyer Stop Child Sex Abuse?

    09/19/2002 7:13:33 PM PDT · by 1380 KTKZ Sacramento · 2 replies · 235+ views
    KTKZ Research and Medical Board of California ^ | September 19, 2002 | Eric Hogue
    On my morning talk show, I need some help in turning up the volume and the heat on AG Bill Lockyer. He is ignoring 'child sex crimes' in California. Lockyer is allowing Planned Parenthood to "pimp" young girls for the pleasure of adult men.
  • U.S. Supreme Court to consider ``three strikes'' law

    04/01/2002 5:57:07 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 4 replies · 369+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday it would decide whether sentences ranging up to life in prison under California's ``three-strikes'' law amounted to unconstitutionally harsh punishment for a shoplifter who stole videotapes worth $153 and a man who took three golf clubs.</p>