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Skelton - California's Democrats created a new GOP star when they booted Janet Nguyen from the Senate floor

March 2, 2017
(Los Angeles Times) State Senate leader Kevin de León did a very smart thing. He owned up to one of the dumbest things ever perpetrated by a California legislative leader. The foolish, embarrassing deed the Los Angeles Democrat owned up to showed us again that neither major political party is...

Dan Walters: Democrats cite state rights, but violate our civil rights

February 28, 2017
(Sacramento Bee) They have proclaimed California’s right to fashion a “progressive” society and maintain its unique cultural values – using, ironically, rhetoric similar to that employed by George Wallace and other Southern segregationists a half-century ago. As they pursue their vision of...

California Today: After Lawmaker’s Silencing, More Cries of ‘She Persisted’

February 28, 2017
(New York Times) The Democrats’ power in the State Capitol is ironclad. And it was wielded in startling fashion last week when a Republican state senator defied a demand to stop speaking and was physically removed from the Senate floor by law enforcement.

SENATOR JANET NGUYEN: State Senate Democrats blunt free speech

February 25, 2017
(Orange County Register) When I spoke on the floor of the California state Senate on Thursday, little did I know that my efforts to provide my colleagues with a different historical perspective regarding former Sen. Tom Hayden would become a national news story. Two days earlier, the Senate honored...

California senator removed from floor after criticizing late lawmaker Tom Hayden

February 23, 2017
(Sacramento Bee) The California Senate was thrown into chaos and anger on Thursday when a Republican member was forcibly removed from the floor for allegedly speaking out of turn during a session. Republican colleagues say Sen. Janet Nguyen, R-Garden Grove, was silenced by the Democratic majority...

JEAN FULLER: Working with Washington helps California

January 23, 2017
(San Francisco Chronicle) While there are differences of opinion between federal and state officials, we are united in our desire to achieve the best outcomes for our constituents. As such, I hope we can brush aside any lingering emotions from the 2016 campaign and focus on the future. Simply put,...

Dan Walters: Jerry Brown will try end run to extend state’s war on carbon

July 5, 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown, stymied in the Legislature, will attempt to extend the state’s crackdown on carbon emissions into the next decade by decree.

Senator Jean Fuller: Voting is an appropriate way to thank our armed forces

June 5, 2016
(The Bakersfield Californian) As Thomas Jefferson said, “Eternal vigilance is the price we pay for liberty.” Almost two hundred years later, this statement still rings true because democracy is not guaranteed. It has to be created, defended when necessary, and continuously cultivated. Every...

GOP pushes tax credits as California budget work heats up

April 26, 2016
(Associated Press) Republicans say their ideas would keep money in the hands of low-income people instead of redistributing it through state programs.

California Senate Republicans want tax breaks for vets, students

April 26, 2016
(Sacramento Bee) Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller called it “a very positive agenda that gives voice to Californians being left behind by their own Capitol.”