June 30, 2017

  TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Trump commission on voting fraud asks states for voter data Fresno Bee President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 elections has asked states for a list of the names, party affiliations, addresses and voting histories of all voters, if state law allows it to be public.  See […]


June 29, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Dan Walters Reflects on 57 Years of Covering California Politics KQED When journalist Dan Walters got a job in Sacramento forty-two years ago, Jerry Brown had just embarked on his first governorship. Walters would go on to spend 33 years reporting on California politics at the Sacramento Bee. California Republicans don’t […]


June 28, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Connie Conway drops out of 16th Senate race, takes on Board of Equalization run Bakersfield Californian Connie Conway of Visalia is changing political course. She said Tuesday morning that she is dropping out of the race for California’s 16th Senate District seat and making a run for the California Board of […]


June 27, 2017

​​​​​​​ TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Democrats gripe about secrecy in Washington but practice it in Sacramento CALmatters Knowledge, it’s been said, is power. And that explains, in a nutshell, why those in public office fundamentally dislike, and often resist, revealing information to the voting and taxpaying public.   Connie Conway Files Papers Capitol Morning Report […]


June 26, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Two powerhouse GOP women — Shannon Grove and Connie Conway — aim to snag state Senate seat The Bakersfield Californian The outspoken Christian and conservative, a U.S. Army veteran and Bakersfield staffing company owner, triggered controversy in 2015 when she appeared to imply that the Californiadrought was the result of the […]


June 23, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Senate Obamacare repeal bill has huge Medicaid cuts Fresno Bee The Senate health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act would likely cause millions of Americans to lose their Medicaid and private insurance marketplace coverage. It also could make coverage more expensive for many sicker, older and low-income individuals.  (See […]


June 22, 2017

​​​​​​​ TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Mayor Brand Touts Economy in First “State of the City” Address KMJ Fresno Mayor Lee Brand delivered his 2017 “State of the City” address on Wednesday in downtown Fresno.  He spoke about public safety, new community services, and an improving economy.  Mayor Brand announced a “10 Years to Prosperity” plan […]


June 21, 2017

​​​​​​​ TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   California’s north-south rivalry could play out in 2018 race for governor Dan Walters – Fresno Bee & Cal Matters A recent poll by the University of California, Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies points in that direction, showing Newsom, now the lieutenant governor, leading with support from 22 percent of the state’s likely voters, and […]


June 20, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Politics isn’t keeping this couple apart Hanford Sentinel  ‎ At a time when politics is increasingly polarized and bipartisanship is at an all-time low, few would look at a staunch Democrat and a career Republican and immediately gather that they are members of the same household. Is America’s political atmosphere dangerously […]


June 19, 2017

  TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   A Fresno Republican and a Democratic labor leader report that there’s a middle way Fresno Bee (blog) Labor leader Dave Regan, a Democrat, and former Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, a Republican, say it’s time for Californians to unite and forge solutions for the state’s pressing problems.   Can a divided […]