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Local voter registration statistics

71st Assembly District is a combination of Riverside and San Diego county voters. More than 90 percent of the registered voters live in San Diego County, only 20,631 (8.6%) reside in Riverside County. Voter Registration Jurisdiction California Riverside County 3rd Supervisorial Dist. 71st Assembly Dist. 36th Congessional Dist. Eligible 23,802,577 1,358,695 Registered 18,245,970 (76.7%) 943,405 […]

Riverside County needs tax preparation volunteers

Community Action Partnership of Riverside County is seeking volunteers to become IRS-trained and certified in order to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program this upcoming tax season. IRS-certified volunteers prepare basic income tax returns for qualified taxpayers in local communities throughout Riverside County. They also help to secure as well as increase awareness of […]

Financing congressional races in millions

Financing congressional races in millions

The 2012 race for the 36th Congressional District is only one week away, but the competition for campaign money and the public’s perception of the candidates— Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack and her Democratic challenger, Dr. Raul Ruiz — are already intense. The results of the fundraising from January through the middle of October were released […]

A look into local campaign funding

Campaign contributions are involved in elections at every level of government, including local assembly districts and school board races. Assembly District 71 Brian Jones, the Republican candidate for the 71st State Assembly District, has raised nearly $225,000 for his campaign, of which $40,000 has arrived since Oct. 1. Jones is an incumbent running in an […]

Proposition 30 for education and public safety funding

Proposition 30, the Schools and Public Safety Protection Act, proposes to raise personal income tax rates on individuals making more than $250,000 a year for the next seven years and to increase the state sales tax by a quarter of a cent for the next four years. According to the measure’s authors, the additional revenue […]

Propositions 34 and 36: Death penalty and three strikes

Proposition 34, Death Penalty Polls show growing support for Proposition 34, an initiative to repeal the death penalty in California, but passage still remains unlikely at this time. Current law makes first-degree murder punishable by either death or life in prison without the possibility of parole when special circumstances are proven. Those circumstances include murder […]

Congressional District 36: Interviews with Bono Mack and Ruiz

Editor’s note: Idyllwild is in the 36th Congressional District. This district is slightly different from former Congressional District 45. Congressional District 36 extends west from the Colorado River to the San Bernardino National Forest, but includes Banning, San Jacinto and Hemet rather than the western Riverside communities of Temecula and Murrieta. In 2011, when redistricting […]

Assembly District 71: Patrick Hurley, Democrat

Assembly District 71: Patrick Hurley, Democrat

Editor’s note: Idyllwild is now part of Assembly District 71, which runs from Poppet Flat to the Mexican border. Much of the district is part of former Assembly District 77 and Brian Jones (R-Santee) is the incumbent, elected to his first term in 2010. His Democratic opponent is Patrick Hurley, also a resident of San […]

Assembly District 71: Brian Jones, Republican

Assembly District 71: Brian Jones, Republican

Editor’s note: Idyllwild is now part of Assembly District 71, which runs from Poppet Flat to the Mexican border. Much of the district is part of former Assembly District 77 and Brian Jones (R-Santee) is the incumbent, elected to his first term in 2010. His Democratic opponent is Patrick Hurley, also of San Diego suburbs. […]

Proposition 32: When a ballot title is part of the story

Drafters of Proposition 32 call it the “Stop Special Interest Money Now Act,” or “Paycheck Protection Initiative.” In its preamble, it says it aims to reduce the influence of special interests on the political process. But reading the language of the entire initiative may leave voters wondering if the measure does what the title suggests […]

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