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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...

Legislative attorney: Brown can’t set climate rules by himself

April 25, 2016
(San Diego Union-Tribune) Gov. Jerry Brown has used executive orders in the past and has threatened to keep issuing them to make sure California meets ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Legislature’s attorney says Jerry Brown can’t set climate targets

April 21, 2016
(Sacramento Bee) Gov. Jerry Brown exceeded his authority when he issued an ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target for California last year, the Legislature’s attorney has told lawmakers. In a letter to Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, the state’s legislative counsel said...

Do California carbon-emission rules go too far?

April 21, 2016
(Associated Press) The top lawyer for the California Legislature says Gov. Jerry Brown exceeded his authority when he issued an executive order imposing what he called the most aggressive carbon-emission reductions in North America, aligning California with the European Union’s aggressive climate...