April 8 Open Thread


*  Here is some good news: the latest attempt to silence labor failed to gather enough signatures and won’t be on the November ballot.

*  Disagree with Arnold on wanting to sell off state buildings? Say adios to that shiny commission appointment. Arnold got rid of two commissioners who opposed his plan to do a firesale on state buildings.

*  The Public Utilities Commission told PG&E and the other utilities to stop hindering the formation of community choice aggregation (CCA) programs.

*  Chris Kelly thinks that the electorate won’t hold it against him and Meg Whitman that they are trying to spend their way to victory.

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  1. The West Hollywood Democratic Club | Beverly Hills Democratic Club this week endorsed Janice Hahn for lieutenant governor, Ted Lieu for attorney general, Tom Torlakson for superintendent of public instruction, and Jerome Horton for Board of Equalization District 4.  In the race for insurance commissioner, the club gave a dual endorsement to Dave Jones and Hector De La Torre.

    The club previously endorsed Jerry Brown for governor, as well as incumbent Secretary of State Debra Bowen, Controller John Chiang, Treasurer Bill Lockyer, Sen. Barbara Boxer, Congressman Henry Waxman, Assemblymember Mike Feuer, and L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.

    The club also endorsed Huntington Park Mayor John R. Noguez for LA County Assessor.  For the Los Angeles Superior Court, the selections were Mark K. Ameli (Office No. 28), Soussan Bruguera (Office No. 35), Valerie Salkin (Office No. 107), Alan Schneider (Office No. 117), and Maren E. Nelson (Office No. 131).

    The club adopted positions of Yes on Prop 13 (seismic tax break); No on Prop 14 (eliminating party primaries); No Endorsement on Prop 15 (public financing); No on Prop 16 (2/3 vote on public electricity); No on Prop 17 (car insurance changes); and Yes on LA Measure E (LAUSD parcel tax).

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