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Seemingly out of nowhere, Brynne Kennedy has appeared as a candidate. Wanting to be an informed voter I went to her website. Her Strengthen our Local Economy section totally ignores forestry and mining but says “We … are becoming a growing hub for healthcare services, technology …” without a…

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A few weeks ago, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) proposed a tentative agreement with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) for the fine CDCR would pay for the past illicit discharges at Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP). I have reviewed i…

Over the years, there have been calls for the modification or elimination of Proposition 13. On the November 3, 2020 statewide ballot, there will be Proposition 15, which would substantially modify Prop. 13 and the manner in which property assessments are done. This initiative is being refer…

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I believe in advancing criminal justice reform through smart, fair, evidence based programs that appropriately balance accountability with public safety and victim’s rights. Sadly, for the reasons stated below, SB 118 and AB 88, as it applies to the proposed misdemeanor diversion for all law…

When I look out my car window on my way to school, I see the beautiful landscaping; the rolling hills of Amador County that I call home. When I cross the bridge to our sister county, Calaveras, I am amazed by the beauty and power of the Mokelumne River, which played a vital role in my childh…