Town Square

Post a New Topic

Peninsula to elect new state senator

Original post made on May 12, 2012

State Assemblyman Jerry Hill, whose 19th Assembly district includes most of San Mateo County, is the frontrunner in a four-way race to replace the termed-out state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, in the newly redrawn District 13.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 11, 2012, 9:30 AM

Comments (2)

Posted by Joe, a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on May 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Maybe it's time to send somebody besides Democrats to Sacramento.

They control both houses of the Assembly and the governor's office, and projections are for even more of a deficit than anticipated in January. I am tired of government (at any level) spending more than it receives. You and I couldn't do that. I also don't want to have to make up the shortfall by paying more taxes just because officials can't manage the money properly. And I'm tired of excuses and blame games.

If they can't manage a small amount of money, why would I trust them with more?

It's time for a change.


Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Joe:

if you want it to stop you will need to get your fellow voters to stop voting for intiatives with mandated funding. With these in place we can cut all kinds of things except those. This means that at some point we can cut no more and have to raise taxes to fund these mandated funding boondoggles. I hate to say it, but the majority of the electorate is financialy illiterate and they don't understand that when they vote for these initiatives they are voting themselves into the poor house. The intiative system is one of several things that are bankrupting this state.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

To post your comment, please click here to Log in

Remember me?
Forgot Password?
or register. This topic is only for those who have signed up to participate by providing their email address and establishing a screen name.

The dress code
By Jessica T | 19 comments | 1,821 views

. . . People will never forget how you made them feel.
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,185 views

September food and drink goings on
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 1,163 views

Anglo Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 0 comments | 643 views

Council election, and then some.
By Stuart Soffer | 5 comments | 450 views