State of California Archives: on Government Reform


Steve Knight: Require photo ID for voting

Q: People should be able to vote without photo identification?

Knight: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 California House race Sep 30, 2014

Jerry Brown: Pilot program for all-mail-in ballots

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:Status:Concurrence vote passed House, 47-29-3; passed Senate 24-8-8; approved by Governor 9/26/14

OnTheIssues Explanation: The states of Washington, Colorado and Oregon require all of their elections to be run entirely by mail. California is experimenting with the same idea in this bill, recognizing that a growing number of Californians prefer to vote-by-mail anyway. The "10 day" provision allows counting to begin before election day, to address the problem that several races were decided a week after election day, due to counting starting on election day.

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 1873 Sep 26, 2014

Mark DeSaulnier: Voted NO on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:Status:Concurrence vote passed House, 47-29-3; passed Senate 24-8-8; approved by Governor 9/26/14

OnTheIssues Explanation: The states of Washington, Colorado and Oregon require all of their elections to be run entirely by mail. California is experimenting with the same idea in this bill, recognizing that a growing number of Californians prefer to vote-by-mail anyway. The "10 day" provision allows counting to begin before election day, to address the problem that several races were decided a week after election day, due to counting starting on election day. (Mark DeSaulnier voted NAY).

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 1873 Aug 28, 2014

Mimi Walters: Voted NO on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:Status:Concurrence vote passed House, 47-29-3; passed Senate 24-8-8; approved by Governor 9/26/14

OnTheIssues Explanation: The states of Washington, Colorado and Oregon require all of their elections to be run entirely by mail. California is experimenting with the same idea in this bill, recognizing that a growing number of Californians prefer to vote-by-mail anyway. The "10 day" provision allows counting to begin before election day, to address the problem that several races were decided a week after election day, due to counting starting on election day. (Mimi Walters voted NAY).

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 1873 Aug 28, 2014

Norma Torres: Pilot program for all-mail-in ballots

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:Status:Concurrence vote passed House, 47-29-3; passed Senate 24-8-8; approved by Governor 9/26/14

OnTheIssues Explanation: The states of Washington, Colorado and Oregon require all of their elections to be run entirely by mail. California is experimenting with the same idea in this bill, recognizing that a growing number of Californians prefer to vote-by-mail anyway. The "10 day" provision allows counting to begin before election day, to address the problem that several races were decided a week after election day, due to counting starting on election day. (Norma Torres voted YEA).

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 1873 Aug 28, 2014

Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:Status:Concurrence vote passed House, 47-29-3; passed Senate 24-8-8; approved by Governor 9/26/14

OnTheIssues Explanation: The states of Washington, Colorado and Oregon require all of their elections to be run entirely by mail. California is experimenting with the same idea in this bill, recognizing that a growing number of Californians prefer to vote-by-mail anyway. The "10 day" provision allows counting to begin before election day, to address the problem that several races were decided a week after election day, due to counting starting on election day. (Rocky Chavez voted NAY).

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 1873 Aug 28, 2014

Steve Knight: Voted NO on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:Status:Concurrence vote passed House, 47-29-3; passed Senate 24-8-8; approved by Governor 9/26/14

OnTheIssues Explanation: The states of Washington, Colorado and Oregon require all of their elections to be run entirely by mail. California is experimenting with the same idea in this bill, recognizing that a growing number of Californians prefer to vote-by-mail anyway. The "10 day" provision allows counting to begin before election day, to address the problem that several races were decided a week after election day, due to counting starting on election day. (Steve Knight voted NAY).

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 1873 Aug 28, 2014

Ted Lieu: Pilot program for all-mail-in ballots

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:Status:Concurrence vote passed House, 47-29-3; passed Senate 24-8-8; approved by Governor 9/26/14

OnTheIssues Explanation: The states of Washington, Colorado and Oregon require all of their elections to be run entirely by mail. California is experimenting with the same idea in this bill, recognizing that a growing number of Californians prefer to vote-by-mail anyway. The "10 day" provision allows counting to begin before election day, to address the problem that several races were decided a week after election day, due to counting starting on election day. (Ted Lieu voted YEA).

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 1873 Aug 28, 2014

Mark DeSaulnier: Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:Status:Passed House, 51-20-9; passed Senate 23-11-6

OnTheIssues Explanation: The Citizens United ruling gave rise to "Super-PACs" which can spend unlimited money on political advertising by unknown donors. This resolution seeks to overturn the Supreme Court by a Constitutional Amendment.

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 1873 Jun 23, 2014

Mimi Walters: Voted NO on overturning Citizens United

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:Status:Passed House, 51-20-9; passed Senate 23-11-6

OnTheIssues Explanation: The Citizens United ruling gave rise to "Super-PACs" which can spend unlimited money on political advertising by unknown donors. This resolution seeks to overturn the Supreme Court by a Constitutional Amendment.

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 1873 Jun 23, 2014

Norma Torres: Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:Status:Passed House, 51-20-9; passed Senate 23-11-6

OnTheIssues Explanation: The Citizens United ruling gave rise to "Super-PACs" which can spend unlimited money on political advertising by unknown donors. This resolution seeks to overturn the Supreme Court by a Constitutional Amendment.

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 1873 Jun 23, 2014

Steve Knight: Voted NO on overturning Citizens United

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:Status:Passed House, 51-20-9; passed Senate 23-11-6

OnTheIssues Explanation: The Citizens United ruling gave rise to "Super-PACs" which can spend unlimited money on political advertising by unknown donors. This resolution seeks to overturn the Supreme Court by a Constitutional Amendment.

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 1873 Jun 23, 2014

Ted Lieu: Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:Status:Passed House, 51-20-9; passed Senate 23-11-6

OnTheIssues Explanation: The Citizens United ruling gave rise to "Super-PACs" which can spend unlimited money on political advertising by unknown donors. This resolution seeks to overturn the Supreme Court by a Constitutional Amendment.

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 1873 Jun 23, 2014

Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on overturning Citizens United

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:Status:Passed House, 51-20-9; passed Senate 23-11-6

OnTheIssues Explanation: The Citizens United ruling gave rise to "Super-PACs" which can spend unlimited money on political advertising by unknown donors. This resolution seeks to overturn the Supreme Court by a Constitutional Amendment.

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 1873 Jan 30, 2014

Alan Lowenthal: Regulate corporate & union campaign contributions

Q: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?

A: Yes.

Source: California Congressional 2012 Political Courage Test Oct 30, 2012

Jared Huffman: Ban "independent expenditures"; they're out of control

Q: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?

A: Yes. So-called "independent expenditures" are out of control and should be banned. This will require a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United case. I support such an amendment.

Source: California Congressional 2012 Political Courage Test Oct 30, 2012

Gloria La Riva: Eliminate corporate campaign contributions

Q: Do you support increasing the amount individuals are permitted to contribute to federal campaigns?

No.

Q: Do you support removing all contribution limits on federal campaigns?

No.

Q: Should candidates for federal office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?

Yes.

Q: Do you support giving the President the power of the line item veto for items concerning appropriations?

No.

La Riva adds, "Money from corporations should be eliminated from campaign contributions."

Source: California Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2010

Julia Brownley: Limit campaign contributions and campaign spending

Q: Do you support limits on individual contributions to candidates for state government?

A: Yes.

Q: Political Action Committees (PAC) contributions?

A: Yes.

Q: Corporate?

A: Yes.

Q: Political Party contributions?

A: Yes.

Q: Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?

A: Yes.

Source: California Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Oct 30, 2010

Julia Brownley: Lengthen term limits for state legislators

Q: Your opinion on term limits?

A: Term limits for state legislators needs to be evaluated. Six years in the Assembly is too short and should be extended somewhat.

Source: California Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Oct 30, 2010

Bill Jones: Make government more open and responsive

Jones has been a consistent doer, someone who has changed how government works, and made it more open & responsive to the people it serves. As a Legislator, he authored some of the key regulatory reforms that cut through California’s notorious red tape, and helped lead our State’s economic recovery in the 1990s. As Secretary of State, he brought State government into the 21st Century of information technology, made the elections process more open, and championed campaign finance reform.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, jonesforcalifornia.com Aug 13, 2004

Dan Quayle: Appoint judges who won’t push a political agenda

The most enduring presidential legacy is in the federal courts. We can win debates, we can achieve legislative victories, and we can succeed in citizen initiatives-but it will all be in vain if we have judges who step in and substitute their political agenda for the wisdom of the people. The most important qualification for the federal bench [should be] whether they are well qualified, show respect for the Constitution, and appreciate the indispensable role of religion and morality in our society.
Source: Speech to the Commonwealth Club of California May 19, 1999

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