Peninsula to elect new state senator Other Topics, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on May 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm
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.
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Posted by Joe, a resident of the Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle neighborhood, 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?
Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of the Menlo Park: other neighborhood, on May 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm
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.