Category Archives: Local Political News

Newsom Uses Funding as Threat Over COVID-19 Mandates

Newsom Uses Funding as Threat Over COVID-19 Mandates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he could withhold up to $2.5 billion in the upcoming state budget from local governments that fail to comply with mandates intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The funding threat comes as California sees a worrisome rise in the number of virus cases and…MORE

Kamala Harris: Democrats Need to Listen to Young Voters

Kamala Harris: Democrats Need to Listen to Young Voters

WASHINGTON (AP) – California Sen. Kamala Harris says Democrats “need to listen” to young black and Latino voters demanding change. Harris spoke with The Associated Press on Tuesday about her efforts to reform policing and the Democratic Party’s relationship with Black voters. She says she won’t “be played” by Republicans in the Senate who want…MORE

Ballot Boxing 3-28-2020: Dr. Allan Saxe & Dr. Garry Bredefeld

Ballot Boxing 3-28-2020: Dr. Allan Saxe & Dr. Garry Bredefeld

Guests on Ballot Boxing with Aaron Abeytia this weekend are Dr. Allan Saxe and Dr. Garry Bredefeld. Topics includes the $2.2 trillion stimulus package, the rapidly shifting political landscape amid COVID-19, as well as shelter-in-place orders, and their impact on commerce.  MORE

Ballot Boxing with Aaron Abeytia (2-29-20)

Ballot Boxing with Aaron Abeytia (2-29-20)

This weekend on Ballot Boxing we discuss the political battle that’s ensued over coronavirus, the contentious Democratic debate in South Carolina, universal health care, and California’s Proposition 13. Our guest is author Sally C. Pipes, president, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy at the Pacific Research Institute.  MORE

Calif. Democrat Introduces Bill to Expand Abortion Access

Calif. Democrat Introduces Bill to Expand Abortion Access

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — Democratic Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager has marked the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade by introducing the Abortion Affordability Act.     “Pregnant individuals struggle to overcome barriers to accessing abortion. Whether that’s the distance they have to travel, difficulty in finding child care… or the cost,” Kamlager said. Kamlager’s proposal calls for…MORE

Ballot Boxing 01.18.2020 — Jim Costa, Jim Patterson & Audrea Taylor Decker

Ballot Boxing 01.18.2020 — Jim Costa, Jim Patterson & Audrea Taylor Decker

Guests on Ballot Boxing with Aaron Abeytia this weekend are Democratic Congressman Jim Costa, Republican Assemblyman Jim Patterson, and Audrea Taylor Decker, founder of “im2moro.” Topics include trade, impeachment, Gavin’s Law, the California budget, and motivating younger Americans to vote.  MORE

CA Senate Democrats Kill Sex Ed Permission Bill

CA Senate Democrats Kill Sex Ed Permission Bill

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — Democrats in the California Senate have blocked a controversial bill, which sought to require that parents sign permission slips, for kids between kindergarten and 6th grade to receive sexual education.     Under the California Healthy Youth Act, students automatically attend sex ed classes at some point, unless parents opt them out.…MORE