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  • (LIVE, CA) KFI reveals NBC forum with Arnold was packed with Dem operatives

    11/04/2005 7:25:16 PM PST · by newzjunkey · 24 replies · 956+ views
    The John Ziegler Show (KFI 640AM, Los Angeles) ^ | Nov 4 2005 | The John Ziegler Show
    The John Ziegler Show on KFI has revealed the identify of the questioners of last night's state-wide broadcast forum on NBC and Telemundo. The forum included Arnold, Barbar Kerr (teacher's union) and Fabian Nunez (Dem legislator). Two of the questioners for Arnold are members Democrat central committees and one is a Democrat Congressional candidate! This forum allegedly included an independently selected balanced audience.
  • $300 million price tag on initiative battles - Unions, drug firms biggest spenders

    11/02/2005 7:54:20 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 363+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/2/5 | John Wildermuth
    Thirty contributors have bankrolled nearly two-thirds of the estimated $300 million that will be spent on Tuesday's special election. The high rollers include unions, drug companies, business groups and individuals that have pumped $1 million apiece or more -- often much more -- into the initiative battle called by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Led by the $56.6 million spent by the California Teachers Association, these contributors have raised more than $189 million for an off-year election no one expected. "It's an unprecedented amount of money that violates the intent of all the campaign spending laws," said Joe Cerrell, a longtime Democratic...
  • Gay Marriage Bill Dead Till '07, Says Speaker (Dems Trying To Pull A 'Fast One' On Ca. & Nation?

    10/26/2005 7:19:46 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 11 replies · 530+ views
    Bay Area Reporter ^ | Oct. 20, 2005 | Matthew S. Bajko
    State lawmakers will not return to the issue of gay marriage next year, when Democrats hope to retake the governorship and many legislators are up for re-election. Instead, any attempts to pass marriage equality bill in the statehouse will not come until 2007, said the leader of the assembly. Speaker Fabian Numez (D-Los Angeles) confirmed during an interview with the Bay Area Reporter Friday, October 14 that gay marriage will not be a part of the Democrats' legislative agenda when lawmakers return in january to begin a new session. "2007 is what we are looking at right now on reintroducing...
  • Poll: Initiatives lack public support (PPIC)

    09/29/2005 2:38:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 537+ views
    Stockton Record ^ | 9/29/05 | Hank Shaw
    SACRAMENTO -- Californians aren't much interested in the upcoming special election and don't support most of the initiatives they'll be voting on, according to new poll results from the Public Policy Institute of California. The three main initiatives sponsored by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are all in sorry shape, as are dueling measures to provide low-income Californians with cheap prescription drugs. The governor's approval ratings remain dismal as well: The survey found that only 38 percent of likely voters think Schwarzenegger is doing a good job. This is the lowest such rating he has yet received. Poll director Mark Baldassare said...
  • CA: Like him or not, governor knows change our only hope

    07/01/2005 10:45:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 552+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/1/05 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- It may be that moderate Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger offers the last hope to save California's state government from the ideologues in the Legislature who are running it into a ditch. If so, that hope appears to be slipping away. As his approval ratings tumble in the polls, Schwarzenegger backs away from one reform after another that he has proposed to solve the state's dire fiscal problems. Three of them have survived to appear on the Nov. 8 special election ballot. But the two that might do the most repair work -- reform of the budget process and redrawing...
  • CA: Governor announces special election for Nov. 8

    06/13/2005 7:06:18 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 96 replies · 2,762+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | Monday, June 13, 2005 | JOHN GITTELSOHN and HANH KIM QUACH The Orange County Register
    Some estimates say balloting could cost the state as much as $80 million. Critics call it a power grab by Schwarzenegger. SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today called a statewide special election for November – a high-risk gamble that he can leverage his popular appeal to pass proposals that the Legislature has failed to address. The Nov. 8 election would be just the fifth of its kind in California history. “With the people’s help, there will be reform,” he announced on live television. “Our broken state government will be modernized and revitalized.”The measures Schwarzenegger backed that have qualified for the...
  • Minutemen and Police Attacked by Illegal Alien Activists

    05/26/2005 10:31:29 AM PDT · by American Cabalist · 40 replies · 1,473+ views
    HE!D! says... ^ | 5/26/05 | American Cabalist
    Last night, Minutemen supporters gathered privately at the Women's Civic Club of Garden Grove (in O.C.) to hear a discussion lead by James Gilchrist, the founder of the Minutemen Project. About 300 protestors, charging that the Minutemen are a racist group, gathered outside to protest the meeting. When the Minutemen supporters tried to leave the event, at least two of their cars were attacked by dozens of protestors. The protestors hit the vehicles with placards and other objects until one of the drivers gunned his car to get away from the crowd. He was arrested, though I'm not sure what...
  • (CA) Senate panel passes bill to extend licenses to illegal immigrants

    05/19/2005 5:51:41 PM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 29 replies · 1,012+ views ^ | May 19, 2005
    The latest attempt to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants in California cleared a Senate committee on Thursday but with provisions that restrict how the licenses can be used and what they would look like. The bill, by Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, would bring California into compliance with federal law. The REAL ID Act, signed by President Bush last week, requires states to verify that people who apply for a driver's license are in the country legally. It also allows states to choose whether to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants as long as they have different markings —...
  • HEADS UP CALIFORNIANS! Illegal Alien Driver's License Bill Set for Hearing Tomorrow

    05/18/2005 8:55:00 PM PDT · by kellynla · 64 replies · 2,140+ views
    Save Our ^ | may 17, 2005 | Save Our
    Senator Gil Cedillo's bill to give California driver's licenses to illegal aliens is set to be heard in the Senate Transportation & Housing Committee this Thursday. Please take time today to contact the committee members and ask them to oppose this bill. more information available at email all of the committee members (except for Maldonado, Runner & Simitian who don't use public email addresses. Use our website to contact them.)
  • State, Local Law Enforcement Get Support to Enforce Immigration ..

    05/19/2005 9:23:33 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 13 replies · 548+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The House today passed legislation authorizing $40 million to state and local governments for training law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration laws.
  • Alien flees after cop dies

    05/12/2005 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 32 replies · 1,398+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Raul Garcia-Gomez, 19, is suspected of shooting two Denver police officers at about 1 a.m. Sunday after they refused to let him re-enter a baptismal party. Detective Donald Young, 44, died at the scene after being shot from behind three times in the back and head.
  • Mexican Gang Members Using Arizona as Corridor

    05/09/2005 9:30:05 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 49 replies · 27,852+ views
    PHOENIX, Ariz. Federal authorities say members of a violent Mexican gang are using the Arizona border as a corridor to the country. In the past year, Border Patrol agents have arrested about ten members of Mara Salvatrucha -- a notorious international street gang in Mexico. Yet according to federal and local law enforcement officials, the gang members don't appear to stay in the state. The gang is commonly known as M-S-13 and has been linked to murders from Honduras to Los Angeles to Virginia. Original Mara Salvatrucha members were guerrilla fighters who fled the Salvadoran civil war in the 1980s....
  • Immigrants in Tennessee Issued Certificates to Drive

    05/09/2005 7:53:28 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 14 replies · 1,202+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 9, 2005 | Shaila Dewan
    Behind the counter at the busy Hart Lane driver testing center here, Rosa King looked over the man's fistful of documents, including a Mexican birth certificate and a separate, typewritten English translation. The translation, Ms. King explained in Spanish, was not exact enough. It would have to be redone. When the man returned, he would be eligible for a card bearing his photograph, date of birth, height, eye color and the words "Not Valid for Identification." Tennessee is one of only two states that issue two different driver's permits: a license, for citizens and permanent residents; and a certificate for...
  • American Citizen Barred From Pro-Illegal Immigration Rally; Assaulted, Then Detained By Police

    05/08/2005 9:27:10 AM PDT · by suspects · 92 replies · 3,229+ views
    630 WMAL ^ | May 8, 2005 | Michael Graham
    When opponents of the “Real ID” legislation announced a rally for illegal immigrants and their allies in Montgomery County, MD, there was one immigration-related group I was absolutely certain would not show up: The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the people responsible for actually enforcing our immigration laws. Casa de Maryland and others claimed 5,000 people would gather on Saturday to protest the “Real ID” Act working its way through Congress, and many of these people would be illegal immigrants themselves, we were told. If I were looking for immigration criminals, it’s exactly where I would be. That’s why...
  • Latinos Rally Against Real I-D Act

    05/08/2005 10:59:04 AM PDT · by 12 Gauge Mossberg · 52 replies · 1,219+ views
    Rockville (AP) - Hundreds of Latino immigrants - many of them illegal - gathered this afternoon in Rockville to protest proposed federal restrictions that would deny driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. The federal Real I-D Act is part of the bill covering the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has been passed by the U.S. House and endorsed by the White House. Opponents say the bill will likely pass in the Senate - maybe as early as next week. Maryland is one of ten states that don't require applicants to prove they are citizens or legal residents....

    05/08/2005 8:26:22 AM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 80 replies · 3,356+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | May 07, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    On Saturday afternoon, I drove to Rockville, Md., for a large "gathering to condemn the REAL ID Act." (The act will tighten driver's license standards to prevent illegal aliens from obtaining the IDs, close asylum loopholes, and provide funding to fix a huge gap in a border fence between California and Mexico.) Casa de Maryland, a government-funded open-borders group, organized the protest on the public school athletic field at Richard Montgomery High School. You can see the rally photos I took at my new Flickr site. Here's a sample: Several hundred "documented" and "undocumented" workers attended, demanding driver's licenses...
  • Immigrant Groups Fight License Bill

    05/07/2005 9:31:55 AM PDT · by seastay · 37 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 6, 2005 | Ray Rivera
    Latino and immigrant support groups are mobilizing against the proposed Real ID Act, a federal law that would prohibit states from issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. Immigrant support groups say Real ID would make roads less safe and could erode national security, not improve it. "It will make millions of people that live in our nation hide even more," said Gustavo Torres, executive director of Casa de Maryland, a Latino advocacy group. "They are going to keep driving, keep working, but now they are going to be even more scared to participate in our society, to cooperate with police...
  • "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP

    05/06/2005 6:18:42 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 93 replies · 2,716+ views
    The New American ^ | May 7, 2005 | William Norman Grigg
    "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP by William Norman Grigg May 7, 2005 According to Utah Congressman Chris Cannon, a shameless flack for the illegal immigrant lobby, those committed to protecting our borders cannot be true Republicans. During a May 4 Washington, D.C. forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, Representative Chris Cannon (R-Utah), a congressional point man for the Bush administration’s illegal immigrant amnesty proposal, suggested that fellow Republican congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado "ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party," reported the Rocky Mountain News. While Rep. Tancredo, like most politicians, has a lot to...
  • Illegals flow into Arizona like water through a broken dam

    05/07/2005 5:09:05 AM PDT · by billorites · 225 replies · 3,903+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | May 7, 2005 | Renee Downing
    LIKE MANY other southern Arizonans, I am deeply grateful to the few dozen vigilantes calling themselves Minutemen who set up camp along the Arizona-Mexico border last month. That few people around here were much impressed with a bunch of retirees in camouflage playing soldier, and that there turned out to be almost as many reporters as patriots on the ground, was irrelevant: We were just thrilled by the publicity. We’ve been trying to get the rest of the country to notice what’s going on down here for years. U.S. immigration policy has turned the Arizona desert between Tucson and the...
  • Zogby: Americans fed up on illegal aliens. Majority against Bush plan, 81% want cops to help feds

    05/06/2005 5:08:06 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 87 replies · 1,856+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 6, 2005
    A new opinion poll by Zogby International indicates Americans are hardly pleased with the Bush administration on the subject of illegal immigration. The poll, cited on CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" program yesterday, noted a huge majority – 81 percent – believes local and state police should help federal authorities enforce laws against illegal immigration. Only 14 percent disagreed. Voters were also asked, "Do you support or oppose the Bush administration's proposal to give millions of illegal aliens guest worker status and the opportunity to become citizens?" Only 35 percent gave their support, and 56 percent said no. "A majority opposed...
  • Effort to let illegals drive in California gets boost - House votes to allow license-like document

    05/06/2005 6:39:36 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 26 replies · 648+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 6, 2005 | Michael Gardner
    SACRAMENTO – In an ironic twist, a move by Congress to make it tougher for illegal immigrants to get driver licenses nationwide has given new life to legislation allowing them to drive legally in California. In Washington, the House voted yesterday to establish national standards for driver licenses to make it harder for terrorists to get documents that would effectively prohibit illegal immigrants from getting licenses. The Senate is expected to follow suit next week. But the congressional measure would allow a separate driving document that could not be used, as licenses are, for such things as boarding a plane,...
  • CA: Experts split on legality of state creating border patrol

    05/06/2005 6:41:57 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 43 replies · 963+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 6, 2005 | Ed Mendel
    SACRAMENTO – Legal experts had mixed views yesterday about whether the courts would allow California to create a border patrol to control illegal immigration, if voters approved a proposed initiative next year. And a federal agency fact sheet on a 1996 law that allows state and local police to enforce immigration law says the officers do not become full-time immigration officers and do not conduct immigration sweeps. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he hasn't read the proposed initiative, but in a brief reply to a question at a news conference he said he would push for a comprehensive federal solution to...
  • Backdoor license plan (CA: Bill would protect illegal immigrant drivers' cars from impound lot)

    05/06/2005 6:34:37 AM PDT · by JesseJane · 33 replies · 1,971+ views
    L.A. Daily News ^ | May 06, 2005 | Harrison Sheppard/Sacramento Bureau
    Friday, May 06, 2005 - SACRAMENTO -- Stymied in his efforts to allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses, Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, has found a backdoor way around the ban with a proposal that would exempt undocumented motorists from vehicle-impound laws. Under current law, for 30 days police can impound the vehicle of a motorist caught driving without a valid license. Cedillo's bill would exempt those who don't have a license simply because they are not legal U.S. residents. Cedillo said law enforcement resources should be dedicated to going after serious driving offenses such as drunk driving, not...
  • More heat for Tancredo; Rep. Cannon doubts whether Coloradan should be in GOP

    05/05/2005 4:48:29 PM PDT · by mondoman · 151 replies · 2,417+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 5/5/2005 | M.E. Sprengelmeyer
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Tancredo ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party, a Utah congressman said Wednesday after the two GOP lawmakers put an intraparty rift over immigration policy on full public display. "I think he ought to consider his views and decide whether they're consistent with the Republican Party," Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, said of the Colorado congressman after the two clashed repeatedly during a forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, a Hispanic business group. Advertisement Cannon, a leading proponent of President Bush's proposed guest- worker program, has had a running feud with Tancredo, an opponent of...
  • IBD: Mexicans Still Think They Own the U.S.

    05/05/2005 1:56:32 PM PDT · by conservativecorner · 191 replies · 3,670+ views
    Newsmax ^ | May 6, 2005 | Jim Meyers
    Many Hispanic activists, Mexican citizens and perhaps even members of the Mexican government believe the American Southwest rightfully belongs to Mexico. They refuse to accept the legality of the U.S. annexation of Texas in 1845, the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo following the Mexican-American War, which gave large parts of Mexico to the U.S., or the 1852 Gadsden Purchase of Mexican territory now in Arizona and New Mexico. Story Continues Below A Zogby poll found that 58 percent of Mexicans agreed with the statement, "The territory of the Southwest U.S. rightfully belongs to Mexico," and therefore they believe they don't...
  • Illegal Mexican Alien gets 5 years to life for boss's murder in Utah

    05/05/2005 10:35:23 AM PDT · by rface · 29 replies · 1,130+ views
    The Daily Herald (Utah) ^ | May 04, 2005 | Michael Rigert
    An illegal alien, Hernandez will be deported from the country at the end of his prison term for murdering his boss at a Utah job site ....... Some form of closure came Tuesday for two families as a man convicted of murdering his boss at a Lehi job site was sentenced to five years to life at the Utah State Prison. Jesus Hernandez, 34, pleaded guilty in March to shooting and killing his employer, Joseph Crummy, 38, of Salt Lake City, on Jan. 9, 2004, over a labor dispute at the Traverse Mountain development in Lehi. Crummy's widow, Brenda, and...
  • Gang follows illegal aliens

    05/05/2005 10:58:26 AM PDT · by JZelle · 61 replies · 1,562+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-5-05 | Jon Ward
    The violent MS-13 -- or Mara Salvatrucha -- street gang is following the migratory routes of illegal aliens across the country, FBI officials say, calling the Salvadoran gang the new American mafia. MS-13, which has a significant presence in the Washington area, and other gangs are spreading into small towns and suburbs by following illegal aliens seeking work in places such as Providence, R.I., and the Carolinas, FBI task force director Robert Clifford said. "The migrant moves and the gang follows," said Mr. Clifford, director of the agency's MS-13 National Gang Task Force. "If you follow the construction trade, this...
  • Deportation sought for couple in West Toledo U.S. says pair here illegally since 1996

    05/05/2005 10:14:09 AM PDT · by iconoclast · 76 replies · 1,187+ views
    Blade staff writer ^ | March 26, 2005 | By ROBIN ERB
    In the predawn semidarkness of a small West Toledo apartment, Dae and Yung Jung stumbled toward the thumping at their front door. Seconds later, officers in dark jackets emblazoned with Homeland Security crammed into the couple's living room demanding passports and drivers' licenses. Mrs. Jung was escorted to jail. Upstairs, the couple's son, Andrew, hid, stunned and baffled. Now, five weeks later, immigration officials still press for Yung and Dae Jung's deportation to their native land, South Korea. But the couple - Dae Jung is a sushi chef; Yung Jung is a longtime school volunteer - are finding that their...
  • Group to promote immigration rewrite

    05/05/2005 10:00:12 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies · 630+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | Hernán Rozemberg
    A national pro-immigrant organization composed of religious, labor and union groups, to be unveiled today in San Antonio, is to call on leading Texas politicians to quit debating and enact laws giving legal work and residency to undocumented immigrants. The Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform will start in Texas and is to expand to other border states and the rest of the nation, said Luis Figueroa, an attorney with the San Antonio office of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. It was formed now because changing the country's current immigration system is expected to be a top issue...
  • Measure Aims for a Separate Border Patrol for California

    05/05/2005 9:30:10 AM PDT · by kellynla · 13 replies · 472+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 5, 2005 | Ed Mendel
    SACRAMENTO – A new state police agency to patrol the border and crack down on businesses that hire illegal immigrants would be created by an initiative filed yesterday, adding to the debate over the emotional issue. The proposal from a conservative group comes after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger praised the controversial Minuteman Project and as Congress considers new restrictions sparked by terrorism concerns. The "California Border Police Act" is being pushed by Assemblyman Ray Haynes, R-Murrieta, and Rescue California, a group advocating tougher border enforcement. But neither could estimate the cost of creating a police force and special prison facilities. But...
  • Texas sheriffs want better border security

    05/05/2005 8:06:46 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 21 replies · 714+ views
    Houston ^ | May 5, 2005 | Associated Press
    LAREDO — The threat of another September 11-style attack and spreading gang violence have united Texas sheriffs along the Mexican border to seek more federal money for security. Members of the Texas Border Sheriffs' Coalition formed Wednesday said rural counties need more resources to fight national problems.
  • State immigration police force proposed

    05/05/2005 7:59:35 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 10 replies · 472+ views ^ | Thursday, May 5, 2005 | WILLIAM FINN BENNETT
    Saying, "We cannot wait any longer for the feds to get the job done," state Assemblyman Ray Haynes, R-Murrieta, called Wednesday for the formation of a state police force to patrol California's border with Mexico. The announcement came as Haynes sent the initial draft of the "California Border Police Initiative" to the state attorney general's office Wednesday, a first step toward getting the measure on the ballot in June 2006.
  • California Border Patrol Is Proposed (Schwarzenegger "not commenting")

    05/05/2005 2:24:30 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 51 replies · 787+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 5, 2005 | Robert Salladay
    SACRAMENTO — California would create its own border patrol of more than 1,000 officers and volunteers under a possible 2006 ballot initiative introduced Wednesday by conservative activists and a state assemblyman. The California Border Police Act was submitted to Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer for legal review Wednesday, the first step in getting it qualified for next year's June ballot. Its main sponsor is Assemblyman Ray Haynes, a Republican from Murrieta, who must collect 600,000 valid signatures for the initiative to qualify. "The federal government has proven itself incapable of securing our borders, so it is time for Californians to step...
  • California: "One bill" Gil Cedillo sponsors bill to make unlicensed driver car impounds impossible

    05/04/2005 6:41:33 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 10 replies · 915+ views
    KFI AM640, Los Angeles, John and Ken Show | May 4, 2005
    Just heard on the John and Ken show that state Sen. Gil Cedillo (D, Guadalajara) is pushing through Senate Bill 591, a measure that would effectively make it impossible for police to impound the vehicles of unlicensed drivers. Known as "one bill" for his habit of, in every legislative session, introducing a bill to grant driver's licenses to illegals, Cedillo is pushing this stealth measure through the legislature. Under current law, unlicensed drivers have their cars impounded for 30 days, which can be very costly with the towing and storage fees. Cedillo's bill would end that practice. What this means...
  • California Assemblyman (Haynes) Submits Initiative to Form "California Border Police"

    05/04/2005 11:39:08 AM PDT · by StoneColdGOP · 89 replies · 1,671+ views
    Rescue California ^ | May 4, 2005
    SACRAMENTO, CA: California State Assemblyman Ray Haynes (R-Riverside County) will submit language to the Attorney General tomorrow for a landmark statewide initiative that would establish a separate state police force to patrol California’s international border. Known as the “California Border Police Initiative”, the measure is the first of its kind in the nation. “The federal government has proven itself incapable of securing our borders, so it is time for Californians to step up and take matters into our own hands,” said Assemblyman Haynes. “This initiative establishes a separate and distinct state police force, much like the Highway Patrol, charged with...
  • Rescue California, the sequel

    01/15/2004 9:30:29 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 3 replies · 149+ views
    Dan Weintraub Weblog ^ | January 14, 2004 | Dan Weintraub
    <p>Rescue California, the campaign committee funded by Rep. Darrell Issa to gather signatures for last year’s recall campaign, has morphed into “Rescue California… from budget deficits” and will sponsor a spending limit initiative that it hopes to place on the November ballot. The measure is largely patterned after a limit authored by Assemblyman John Campbell and Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, and offered as the most conservative alternative during December’s debate over spending limits and reserve requirements. It would cap spending growth at the rate of population growth and inflation, with half of any revenue above that amount going toward an accelerated repayment of Schwarzenegger’s $15 billion bond, if that passes in March. The other half would go to a new budget reserve that could reach 10 percent of the general fund. Excess monies after that would be split between school construction and sales tax reductions.</p>
  • Effort to toss (CA) license law (for illegals) gets help

    11/05/2003 10:35:34 AM PST · by wheelgunguru · 7 replies · 238+ views
    sacramento bee ^ | 11-5-03 | Aurelio Rojas
    <p>Rescue California gathers signatures to repeal permits for illegal immigrants.</p> <p>Rescue California, which provided paid signature gatherers in the effort to recall Gov. Gray Davis, will begin circulating petitions today to repeal a law that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.</p>
  • CA: GOP conflict amid Davis recall try

    05/31/2003 8:49:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 201+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/31/03 | Margaret Talev
    <p>One million form letters are making their way to Republican-voting households across California, seeking money and signatures in support of a recall campaign against Gov. Gray Davis.</p> <p>While Republicans want to project a unified front against the second-term Democrat, however, the politics behind this letter-writing campaign is eroding their sense of unity.</p>
  • West Coast Tremors (CA Gov. Grey Davis Recall Effort Gaining Steam)

    05/06/2003 9:55:59 AM PDT · by ewing · 82 replies · 297+ views
    National Journal and LA Times ^ | May 6, 2003 | Chuck Todd
    Aides to House Rep. Darrell Issa (R-49) who himself aspires to be Governor, plan to file papers as early as today to creating yet another campaign to recall Governor Grey Davis.Aides said that Issa plans to provide six figure donations as seed monies for the new recall effort called Rescue California. Sacramento political consultant Dave Gilliard who will manage the new effort and represents Issa as well as half a dozen GOP'ers said: 'This funding is substantial and more than enough to do the job that needs to be done.'Gilliard said the committee will have sufficient money to hire professional...