Lanhee Chen Receives Multiple CA GOP Mentions




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Via Lara Korte …

Lanhee Chen, the Bay Area candidate with a long history of advising national Republicans, announced a list of supporters of top GOP leaders in the California legislature on Wednesday.

Among those who back Chen in the race to replace the Democratic comptroller Betty yee are Republican leader of the Senate Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita and Republican Assembly Leader Marie waldron, R-Escondido.

“Lanhee Chen is the proven leader that California needs as the next controller,” Wilk said in a statement. “I am proud to support his candidacy because I know he will bring accountability and transparency to Sacramento. I look forward to working with him to make sure we protect our state’s taxpayers and tackle the big tax challenges we face. “

Chen currently works as the Director of Domestic Policy Studies in the Stanford Public Policy Program and holds a doctorate and law degree from Harvard. He has spent much of the past decade working on prominent Republican campaigns, most notably as Sen’s political director. Mitt Romney ‘s two presidential nominations and a senior adviser to Sen. Marco rubio during its 2016 campaign.

“I am supporting Lanhee Chen for Controller because we need control over the one-party monopoly in Sacramento,” Waldron said in a statement. “He will be a tireless watchdog of our taxes and ensure that they are spent wisely and efficiently.”

Six other state senators endorsed Chen, including Sens. Pat Bates, Rosilicie Bogh, Andreas Borgeas, Shannon Grove, Brian Jones and Melissa Melendez.

Meaning of republican. Brian Dahle and Jim nielsen were not on the latest endorser list, but may endorse Chen in the future.

Thirteen of the 19 members of the Republican Assembly endorsed Chen, including Philip Chen, Steve Choi, Jordan Cunningham, Heath Flora, Vince Fong, James Gallagher, Kevin Kiley, Tom Lackey, Devon Mathis, Thurston “Smitty” Smith, Suzette Valadares, and Randy Voepel.


Are our children learning enough about climate change?

No, according to several California lawmakers, who announced Tuesday that they plan to introduce legislation to integrate climate change into the state’s education system.

The announcement comes as members of the Assembly Luz Rivas, D-Valley of San Fernando, Lisa Calderon, D-Whittier, and Chris ward, D-San Diego, just got off their trip to The United Nations 2021 Climate Change Conference.

There, they learned “the world is surpassing California in climate change education,” according to a statement released by Rivas’ office.

The three Assembly members team up with Sen. Dave Cortese, D-Silicon Valley and Assembly members Tasha Boerner-Horvath, D-Encinitas, Eduardo García, D-Coachella, and Isaac bryan, D-Baldwin Hills, for introducing legislation to change that.

“At the United Nations climate conference, we learned that several countries are preparing their young people for the new climate realities affecting the planet by educating them about climate change,” Rivas said in a statement. This legislation will train a new generation of climate policy leaders in California as we educate, help prepare and empower our next generation to shape their future in the wake of our current climate crisis. “

Lawmakers cited a 2019 study by Natural climate change, which found that teaching children about climate change in schools also dramatically increased their parents’ concern about it, the statement said. They also cited a National public radio A survey finds that 80% of parents and 86% of teachers in the United States support education about climate change.

Lawmakers are highlighting successes in Italy, New Zealand and New Jersey in demanding that climate change be the subject of a K-12 study.

“For California to maintain its leadership in climate and environmental policy, we must educate our future generations on how to create a sustainable future,” the Rivas office statement said.


Speaking of the introduction of new legislation, housing is expected to remain a big issue for lawmakers in 2022.

member of the assembly Kevin mccarty, D-Sacramento, announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he plans to introduce legislation, co-drafted by the assembly member Phil ting, D-San Francisco, to provide money for more university student housing.

“When #CALeg returns on January 3, I will introduce a party providing $ 5 billion – zero-interest revolving loans to UC / CSU to build urgently needed student housing. This would stimulate about 25,000 new units, solve our acute housing crisis and help us enroll more CAs in UC / CSU, ”McCarty wrote. in a tweet.

McCarty linked to a CalMatters story on University of california students staying in hotels due to insufficient student accommodation.


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– Representative Eric Swalwell, D-Dublin, via twitter.

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Andrew Sheeler covers California’s unique political climate for the Sacramento Bee. He covered crime and politics from the interior of Alaska to the oil fields of North Dakota to the rugged coast of southern Oregon. He attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks.



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