Constitutional

SENATE CANDIDATE DAN HUGHES SHARES VIEWS AT RON PAUL RALLY

 
By Nadin Abbott
 
May 8, 2012 (San Diego) -- United States Senate Candidate Dan Hughes is hoping to take the number two spot in the June primary under California’s new “top two” primary system so that he can directly challenge U.S., Senator Dianne Feinstein in November.
 
A hospital chief executive officer and former factory owner, Hughes has the backing of numerous Tea Party groups statewide. So what are his policy stances?  ECM interviewed Hughes during the Ron Paul rally in San Diego at UCSD on Saturday to find out.

READER’S EDITORIAL: AN OPEN LETTER TO CITY ATTORNEY JAN GOLDSMITH

 
By Hugh Moore, El Cajon
San Diego County Green Party Treasurer
 
May 7, 2012 (San Diego)--In the case of the city against the six gay rights activists who were arrested in August of 2010 for “blocking access” to the office where people get marriage licenses I cannot understand how you can justify the expense of continuing to attempt prosecution.

ASSEMBLYMAN JONES JOINS COLLEAGUES IN CALLING FOR REPEAL OF “ILLEGAL” FIRE TAX

 
Jones Cites Disproportionate Impact on San Diego County 
 
March 16, 2012 (Santee) -- Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) joined with his Republican colleagues in support of Assembly Bill 1506, legislation that will repeal the unconstitutional fire tax.

“I strongly support this legislation; the fire tax is nothing more than political sleight of hand and clearly does not pass Constitutional or ethical muster,” said Assemblyman Brian Jones of the mislabeled “fee”, which was passed by the Legislature with a simple majority vote and signed by the Governor as part of the 2011-2012 Budget deal. “It wrongly labels a ‘tax’ as a ‘fee’ and also double-taxes residents by combining new ‘fees’ with current local fire district assessments. This will have a disproportionate and devastating financial impact on the residents of my district in East San Diego County.”