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Katy Grimes is a longtime investigative political journalist and analyst, and has been an influential political blogger since 2004. Katy reports on the California Legislature and politics from the State Capitol for the Flash Report, Canada Free Press, and Reagan Babe, and contributes to Legal Insurrection, World Net Daily, and Frontpage Mag. Katy is a frequent guest on many talk radio shows, and has worked for The Sacramento Union, and the Pacific Research Institute’s CalWatchdog Journalism Center. Katy was a contributor to James Lacy’s “Taxifornia 2016.” A California native, Katy lives in Sacramento with her husband Terry.

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California Nov. 2018 Ballot Initiatives Guide

Here is a quick synopsis of the November 2018 California Ballot Initiatives. Ballotpedia has much more detailed information at the links for each initiative. Proposition 1 and Prop. 2 are masquerading as initiatives helping the homeless. Buyer Beware! Proposition 1: NO Opposition nails it: The Press-Enterprise: “If California’s leaders are serious about … 0 2032

‘New Way California’ is Wrong Way – by Katy Grimes

An odd group of Republican centrists and political has-beens formed New Way California earlier this year. They claim New Way is needed because they are “committed to policies that increase opportunities for all Californians.” As the Los Angeles Times explains in Schwarzenegger and Kasich back Republicans looking for a ‘new way’ for California’s party, Mayes “started … 0 1063

Lawsuit Hearing To Remove Xavier Becerra as California Attorney General

Should the powerful be allowed to ignore or change the laws they don’t agree with? Of course not. But that issue is at the heart of a lawsuit filed in May by former Attorney General candidate Eric Early against the unelected, appointed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is running … 0 1001

California Democrats Push Communist Holiday Over President’s Day

California’s elected Democrats are pushing for a communist holiday, at the expense of a U.S. President’s Day. Remember during the Cold War when “better dead than Red?” was the thinking?   History repeats itself because evil never goes away. Democrat Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, authored AB-3042 to combine the birthdays of U.S. Presidents … 0 1302

Dem George Soros Dumps Big $$$ In California DA’s Races

 The man who broke the Bank of England, Democratic mega-donor George Soros, is using his wealth and influence in United States elections. And now he is trying to flip District Attorney races across the country. The Soros-funded California Justice and Public Safety PAC is investing heavily in the district attorney’s races … 0 1900

CA Democrats Repeating Rent Control Insanity

The definition of insanity is to repeat the same mistake over and over again, while hoping for a different, better outcome. Such is the latest case of the predictable Left, turning once again to another failed sociological experiment — capping or regulating rents artificially, more commonly known as “Rent Control.” Democrats … 0 1254

California Crazy: Raise Taxes or Ration Health Care?

Obamacare was a lie from day one; consumers were duped and then dropped from their health plans, all in a scheme to force America into a single-payer health care system. As if we haven’t already watched the epic failure of Obamacare and the loss of quality health care, California Democrats tried … 1 1012

How California Democrats Have Turned The Golden State Into A ‘Sh*thole’

This is Part l of a two part series. The new word of the week accurately describes California. Despite so-called “progressives” promising their policies will create a Soviet-style worker’s paradise, California’s leftist Democrats have turned the once Golden State into a sh*thole through decades of leftist policies penalizing and demonizing … 0 1444

Pot is A Dangerous ‘Recreation’

Voters legalized pot several years ago in Colorado and Washington State.  They were promised increased tax revenue increases and better-educated children for their vote. For the love of money and claims of liberty, disasters are now unfolding in both states. Now California is embarking on likely the same disastrous path, … 1 1760

CALIF DOJ Crushing Legal Gun Dealers

A new gun control law goes into effect January 1, 2018 requiring businesses and individuals who sell more than 500 rounds of ammunition in any month obtain an ammunition vendor license from the California Department of Justice and conduct ammunition sales only at specified business locations, pursuant to Proposition 63 passed … 0 1413

Pardon Me, Governor Brown

Pardonne moi, Governor Jerry Brown, but California is a cesspool and you are giving absolution to criminals. Skid Row in LA Brown’s smug ‘burn it down and leave’ attitude, together with all of the left, is based on the self-righteous belief that more than half of the country does not … 1 1233

Narcissist Gov. Jerry Brown’s Diversions From Responsibility

All Hell is breaking loose in California as residents are being burned out of their homes, neighborhoods and businesses, while Gov. Jerry Brown is jetting around the world spouting climate change propaganda. He calls this California’s ‘new normal.’ “With climate change, some scientists are saying Southern California is literally burning up, and burning … 1 1352

CA Assembly Hearing To Expose and Reform CA’s Predatory Political Scene

Alleged sexual harasser Democrat Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra announced his resignation from the California Legislature Monday. But does anyone really think anything will change inside the predatory state Capitol? Last week I was critical of Bocanegra’s faux resignation, when he announced he would leave at the end of his term in December … 0 1158

Thoughts on Whining, and Analysis From the CA GOP Convention – by Katy Grimes

Thoughts on Whining, and Analysis From the CA GOP Convention Another California Republican Party convention has come and gone, and many are asking, “Why bother?” given that “The outcome of the convention changed the nature of how the party operates and further consolidated power among a very few while continuing … 3 1369

CA Now Paying for a Day at the Beach

CA taxpayers will now subsidize a day at the beach. The “Send a Poor Person to the Beach” bill was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, creating a new “right” for those folks who can’t ‘afford’ the $22 average cost of getting to the beach. What next? Northern CA … 0 1306

Now This: California Gov. Wants To Ban Combustion-Engine Cars

California is a state in love with the automobile, with more than 2 million passenger autos registered to drivers. Yet the almost-octogenarian California Governor Jerry Brown has been pushing his chief environmental regulator to initiate the process to ban combustion-engine cars. Really. “I’ve gotten messages from the governor asking, ‘Why haven’t … 5 1760

MAGA: Food Stamp Usage Has Fallen Every Month of Trump Presidency

An average of 4.4 million Californians received welfare food benefits each month in fiscal year 2015, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. ​Overall, Californians received nearly $7.53 billion, or 10.8% of the total national spending on SNAP benefits. California has a small state-funded program ($80 million in fiscal year 2015) … 0 1676

CA #1 in Poverty: Anaheim, CA City Council Declares State of Emergency Over Burgeoning Homeless

Anaheim, CA City Council Declares State of Emergency Over Burgeoning Homeless Anaheim, California, home to world famous Disneyland, is exploding with so many homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River, the city council voted to declare a state of emergency to allow for the removal of the tents, as well … 8 1831

Did CA Wrangle Feds to Pay $84 Million to Plan Jerry’s Delta Water Tunnels?

A new federal audit says the U.S. government improperly and illegally​ spent $84 million for Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans to build two giant water tunnels to ship Northern California water to Southern California. This will not end well for California, despite Brown‘s​ and the then-secretary of the Interior Department pledge of using no taxpayer … 0 0

Beware CA Thought Police on the Rise

The California Legislature is voting on Senate Bill 219 authored by avowed LGBTQIA leftist Sen. Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco) to fine and imprison you if you misidentify transgender persons. It already passed the California State Senate along party lines, was passed by the Assembly Judiciary and Appropriations Committees, and could … 1 1807

On What Grounds?? CA Attorney General Threatens to Sue Trump Administration Over DACA

DACA, the unilateral executive order signed by President Obama after Congress refused to approve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program​, was overturned Tuesday by President Donald Trump. And immediately the threats of legal action erupted by Democrats across the country.  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Gov. Andrew Cuomo … 1 1222

Sacramento Appeasers Pay Gang Members To Not Kill People

While President Donald Trump has vowed that United States authorities will “destroy” the gang MS-13 as part of his crackdown on crime, the Sacramento City Council voted unanimously last week to pay gang members $1.5 Million to not kill people. Read Full Article   3459total visits,1visits today0 1356

CA Gov. Jerry Brown’s Failed Shadow Presidency

While California drowns in debt, its public schools are failing and ranked with some of the lowest reading scores in the country, criminals are being let out of prison and jails and crime is spiking, water is cut off to our farmers, illegal aliens and “refugees” are arriving in droves as Democrats are … 3 1501

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