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Congressional debate heated, but disappointing

Candidates for California’s Congressional District 36 debated Friday night, Oct. 12. Policy answers were infrequent. Instead both candidates challenged their opponent’s character. Incumbent, Republican Representative...

Meet the HUSD board of trustees candidates

Three seats on the Hemet Unified School Board are up for filling on the November ballot. Five candidates will be on the ballot. This...

Incumbent Forst says kids must come first

Marilyn Forst, 12-year incumbent on the Hemet Unified School District board, taught for 37 years in the district and believes that students must come...

Proposition 37 calls for labeling of genetically modified food

Proposition 37 proposes to require food manufacturers to disclose on packaging whether food has been entirely or partially produced through genetic engineering. It also...

Proposition 31 seeks to change state budgetary process

Proposition 31, titled “The California Performance and Accountability Act,” seeks to make constitutional changes in the state budgetary process. Proponents claim the changes will...

Proposition 38, one of two new tax proposals to fund education

Proposition 38, Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs, financed largely by L.A. lawyer Molly Munger, is one of two initiatives that proposes...

School board backs Proposition 30

Last week, Hemet Unified School District directors confronted two separate state budget issues. Assemblyman Brian Nestande (R-64) addressed the board about his legislation to...

Proposition 35 increases penalties for human traffickers

Little opposition has coalesced around Proposition 35, an initiative statute that increases penalties for human trafficking in California. From the middle of July through...

Proposition 40, redistricting, when ‘No’ means ‘Yes’

Propositions on California ballots are often confusing. With misleading titles and convoluted wording, Proposition 40 does nothing to alleviate that confusion. Proposition 40 is an...

Proposition 39: Changes in computation of multistate corporation tax

The amount of money a business owes California in corporate income taxes each year is based on the business’ taxable income. Beginning in 2013,...
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