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California GOP Completes November Ballot Recommendations

Voters To Decide Three Health Care Measures

Both the Initiatives Committee and the Executive Committee of the California Republican Party met this weekend in Sacramento to complete their recommendations for November ballot measures.  You can find all those recommendations along with our analysis on our guide to November Ballot Measures.

Voters will decide three important health care issues this November:

Prop 2 – Mental Health

California counties and the state legislature have been grappling with the related issues of mental health and homelessness for some time.  This measure promotes a comprehensive approach to both problems by allowing a portion of existing mental health funds to be used for housing programs that will benefit those with mental health issues.  Republican State Senator Ted Gaines and Sacramento GOP Supervisor Sue Frost gave compelling presentations on Saturday which prompted the recommendation to vote Yes on Prop 2 by both the Initiatives Committee and the Executive Committee of the California Republican Party.

Prop 8 – Kidney Dialysis

Labor-management battles prompted SEIU to put this measure on the ballot to cap prices for kidney dialysis.  If passed, this measure will force life-threatening cutbacks in dialysis services.  The California Republican Party previously considered this measure and recommends Vote No on Prop 8.

Prop 11 – Emergency Calls for Ambulance Workers

A California Supreme Court decision currently prevents employees of private ambulance companies from taking 911 calls while on break.  This measure fixes that problem and allows emergency calls to be answered.  The California Republican Party recommends a Yes vote on Prop 11.

Many Republican groups are sponsoring forums on November measures.  Check out our events list for the ballot measure discussion nearest you!

For more information on all eleven ballot measures, click on the BayAreaGOP.com Voter Guide to Fall Ballot Measures.


Lisa Romero for Assembly District 11

Lisa Romero declares “I am a nurse, educator, leader, mother and Latina running for Assembly for all those in District 11 that deserve positive change.”  Her experience working in many areas of nursing, as a college instructor and professor, and in the community would be valuable assets to the Legislature and to her constituents.
  
Romero has worked as a nurse for the past 28 years, much of it in supervisory or leadership positions.  She has worked for 16 years as a nursing instructor or professor in Solano and Contra Costa Counties.  She has developed a wealth of experience not only with health issues, but also with issues that intersect with health, such as homelessness, aging, diversity, and mental health.
 
She says “My upbringing, career, leadership and education give me a strategic and creative edge to advocate, create change and lead residents of District 11 in the right direction.”
 
Lisa Romero explains, “I want to be an Assemblywoman because District 11 needs new leadership.  My opponent Jim Frazier is the co-author of the gas tax which was passed without taxpayers’ vote and affects hardworking families in California.  The gas tax has no cap and will increase with inflation.  We need to vote Yes on 6.  I am a ‘gas tax hero’ and the Northern CA representative for the Yes on 6 Campaign”.
 
“The residents in District 11 want affordable housing, protecting our farmers and the delta by not supporting the twin tunnels, focus on supporting old and new businesses, resources for our veterans, improved and safer schools, resources for our teachers, affordable and accessible healthcare, mental health support, answers to homelessness …” and more.
 
Assembly District 11 runs from Vacaville on the north to Brentwood on the south.  It contains a large part of the Delta.  It includes northeastern Contra Costa County, much of Solano County, and the southern part of Sacramento County along the Sacramento River.  Its biggest cities are Fairfield and Antioch.  (See the map.)  The two-term incumbent failed to get 50% of the vote in the primary, indicating that he is vulnerable.
 
Lisa Romero was born and raised in New Mexico in a bilingual home.   Her mother is Mexican and Native American.  Her father, who is Spanish and German, is a retired nurse.  He was raised on a farm where they raised livestock, wheat, many vegetable crops, and orchard fruit.  Lisa has two sisters who are nurses and a brother who is a pharmacist. 
 
Lisa started working part-time in a restaurant at age 12.  After attending the Career Enrichment Center, she was able to earn her Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Degree at the same time that she finished high school.  She moved to Maine, where she earned her Associate and Baccalaureate Degrees in Nursing, while working in nursing at the same time.
 
More education and the sunshine drew Romero to California, where she earned a Masters in Counseling at CSU East Bay.  She has worked in many areas of nursing, including medical-surgical, neo-natal ICU, home health, mental health, and aging.  In addition, for 16 years Lisa has taught nursing at Contra Costa College, Solano Community College, Dominican College, and Samuel Merritt University.
 
Lisa has over 20 years of leadership experience, including as a Charge Nurse, Supervisor, Nursing Professor, Assistant Director for a nursing school, and Director of Education.  While working full time as an RN and Nursing Professor and starting a family, she pursued a Doctorate in Education, which she has nearly completed, having already defended her dissertation. 
 
In 2017 Lisa worked at Travis Air Force Base as a contract nurse with our active duty and veteran community. She also manages the home rentals that she and her husband own.
 
Lisa has volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children.  She volunteered as a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) President.  She has helped with mental health and homeless in the community by coordinating clothing, games and holiday efforts.  She also served as an officer of the Solano County Republican Central Committee.
 
Her supportive family includes her husband Mariano and two children, Abryanna and Valentino, who attend a dual-immersion Spanish program.  They like to ride their Harley Davidsons, attend church, enjoy the outdoors and be a part of the theatre and Kajukenbo martial arts community.
Lisa summarizes, “I will bring transparency, fiscal responsibility and accountability to the residents in District 11.”
 
You can learn more about Lisa Romero’s campaign on her campaign website.  If you can help later this week by taking or distributing yard signs, please contact the campaign at Connect@ElectLisaRomero.com.
 
 

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California’s Leaders Ban Affordable Health Coverage

Sally C. Pipes
Investor’s Business Daily
October 15, 2018

California just outlawed a form of health insurance that could save thousands of its residents millions of dollars.

Late last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 910, which bans the sale of short-term health plans — those that last less than a year and don’t have to comply with Obamacare’s many cost-inflating mandates. The law effectively nullifies a recent Trump administration rule that expanded access to the plans, which are significantly less expensive than those for sale on the Covered California exchange.

Obamacare upended the individual insurance market by imposing costly regulations on all conventional health plans. Its guaranteed issue mandate requires insurers to sell plans to all customers, regardless of their health status or history.

Read More


Once again, California Prop. 13 is ‘on the table’

By Jon Coupal
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
October 14, 2018

Newsom and Cox have had only one debate — which was actually billed as a “discussion” rather than a true debate — and no further debates are scheduled, although Cox has agreed to them. Given his advantages in the race, Newsom appears to be steering clear of anything that could trip him up.

However, their one debate was illuminating in one, troubling respect. In a discussion of tax reform connected to housing, Newsom was asked directly whether Proposition 13 was “on the table.” He answered, “everything is on the table.” This is a comment to send cold shivers down the spines of Californians whose homes are their lifelong and most important investment.

Read More


 

Proposition 6 is a grassroots initiative

By Jon Coupal
October 8, 2018
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Proposition 6 is an initiative measure appearing on the ballot less than one month from now that would repeal the tax hike on gasoline and cars imposed by Sacramento politicians last year without a vote of the people. If Prop. 6 passes, California’s gas and car tax would still be in the top five among all 50 states.

Supporters of Prop. 6, those advocating for the repeal of the tax hikes, have focused their campaign on several compelling points including California’s overall tax burden (highest income tax rate and state sales tax rate in the nation) and California’s high cost of living. Other arguments favoring Prop. 6 include the well-documented waste of taxpayer dollars spent on transportation, the lack of any reforms and a decades-long history of diverting transportation dollars away from roads and highways.

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LIST OF UPCOMING GOP EVENTS

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GOP In the News


California’s Leaders Ban Affordable Health Coverage

Sally C. Pipes
Investor’s Business Daily
October 15, 2018

California just outlawed a form of health insurance that could save thousands of its residents millions of dollars.

Late last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 910, which bans the sale of short-term health plans — those that last less than a year and don’t have to comply with Obamacare’s many cost-inflating mandates. The law effectively nullifies a recent Trump administration rule that expanded access to the plans, which are significantly less expensive than those for sale on the Covered California exchange.

Obamacare upended the individual insurance market by imposing costly regulations on all conventional health plans. Its guaranteed issue mandate requires insurers to sell plans to all customers, regardless of their health status or history.

Read More


Meet Lisa Romero, Candidate for the 11th Assembly District

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California GOP Completes November Ballot Recommendations

Voters To Decide Three Health Care Measures

Both the Initiatives Committee and the Executive Committee of the California Republican Party met this weekend in Sacramento to complete their recommendations for November ballot measures.  You can find all those recommendations along with our analysis on our guide to November Ballot Measures.

Voters will decide three important health care issues this November:

Prop 2 – Mental Health

California counties and the state legislature have been grappling with the related issues of mental health and homelessness for some time.  This measure promotes a comprehensive approach to both problems by allowing a portion of existing mental health funds to be used for housing programs that will benefit those with mental health issues.  Republican State Senator Ted Gaines and Sacramento GOP Supervisor Sue Frost gave compelling presentations on Saturday which prompted the recommendation to vote Yes on Prop 2 by both the Initiatives Committee and the Executive Committee of the California Republican Party.

Prop 8 – Kidney Dialysis

Labor-management battles prompted SEIU to put this measure on the ballot to cap prices for kidney dialysis.  If passed, this measure will force life-threatening cutbacks in dialysis services.  The California Republican Party previously considered this measure and recommends Vote No on Prop 8.

Prop 11 – Emergency Calls for Ambulance Workers

A California Supreme Court decision currently prevents employees of private ambulance companies from taking 911 calls while on break.  This measure fixes that problem and allows emergency calls to be answered.  The California Republican Party recommends a Yes vote on Prop 11.

Many Republican groups are sponsoring forums on November measures.  Check out our events list for the ballot measure discussion nearest you!

For more information on all eleven ballot measures, click on the BayAreaGOP.com Voter Guide to Fall Ballot Measures.

 

Lisa Romero for Assembly District 11

Lisa Romero declares “I am a nurse, educator, leader, mother and Latina running for Assembly for all those in District 11 that deserve positive change.”  Her experience working in many areas of nursing, as a college instructor and professor, and in the community would be valuable assets to the Legislature and to her constituents.
  
Romero has worked as a nurse for the past 28 years, much of it in supervisory or leadership positions.  She has worked for 16 years as a nursing instructor or professor in Solano and Contra Costa Counties.  She has developed a wealth of experience not only with health issues, but also with issues that intersect with health, such as homelessness, aging, diversity, and mental health.
 
She says “My upbringing, career, leadership and education give me a strategic and creative edge to advocate, create change and lead residents of District 11 in the right direction.”
 
Lisa Romero explains, “I want to be an Assemblywoman because District 11 needs new leadership.  My opponent Jim Frazier is the co-author of the gas tax which was passed without taxpayers’ vote and affects hardworking families in California.  The gas tax has no cap and will increase with inflation.  We need to vote Yes on 6.  I am a ‘gas tax hero’ and the Northern CA representative for the Yes on 6 Campaign”.
 
“The residents in District 11 want affordable housing, protecting our farmers and the delta by not supporting the twin tunnels, focus on supporting old and new businesses, resources for our veterans, improved and safer schools, resources for our teachers, affordable and accessible healthcare, mental health support, answers to homelessness …” and more.
 
Assembly District 11 runs from Vacaville on the north to Brentwood on the south.  It contains a large part of the Delta.  It includes northeastern Contra Costa County, much of Solano County, and the southern part of Sacramento County along the Sacramento River.  Its biggest cities are Fairfield and Antioch.  (See the map.)  The two-term incumbent failed to get 50% of the vote in the primary, indicating that he is vulnerable.
 
Lisa Romero was born and raised in New Mexico in a bilingual home.   Her mother is Mexican and Native American.  Her father, who is Spanish and German, is a retired nurse.  He was raised on a farm where they raised livestock, wheat, many vegetable crops, and orchard fruit.  Lisa has two sisters who are nurses and a brother who is a pharmacist. 
 
Lisa started working part-time in a restaurant at age 12.  After attending the Career Enrichment Center, she was able to earn her Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Degree at the same time that she finished high school.  She moved to Maine, where she earned her Associate and Baccalaureate Degrees in Nursing, while working in nursing at the same time.
 
More education and the sunshine drew Romero to California, where she earned a Masters in Counseling at CSU East Bay.  She has worked in many areas of nursing, including medical-surgical, neo-natal ICU, home health, mental health, and aging.  In addition, for 16 years Lisa has taught nursing at Contra Costa College, Solano Community College, Dominican College, and Samuel Merritt University.
 
Lisa has over 20 years of leadership experience, including as a Charge Nurse, Supervisor, Nursing Professor, Assistant Director for a nursing school, and Director of Education.  While working full time as an RN and Nursing Professor and starting a family, she pursued a Doctorate in Education, which she has nearly completed, having already defended her dissertation. 
 
In 2017 Lisa worked at Travis Air Force Base as a contract nurse with our active duty and veteran community. She also manages the home rentals that she and her husband own.
 
Lisa has volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children.  She volunteered as a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) President.  She has helped with mental health and homeless in the community by coordinating clothing, games and holiday efforts.  She also served as an officer of the Solano County Republican Central Committee.
 
Her supportive family includes her husband Mariano and two children, Abryanna and Valentino, who attend a dual-immersion Spanish program.  They like to ride their Harley Davidsons, attend church, enjoy the outdoors and be a part of the theatre and Kajukenbo martial arts community.
 
Lisa summarizes, “I will bring transparency, fiscal responsibility and accountability to the residents in District 11.”
 
You can learn more about Lisa Romero’s campaign on her campaign website.  If you can help later this week by taking or distributing yard signs, please contact the campaign at Connect@ElectLisaRomero.com.

GOP IN THE NEWS (cont.)


Once again, California Prop. 13 is ‘on the table’

By Jon Coupal
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
October 14, 2018

Newsom and Cox have had only one debate — which was actually billed as a “discussion” rather than a true debate — and no further debates are scheduled, although Cox has agreed to them. Given his advantages in the race, Newsom appears to be steering clear of anything that could trip him up.

However, their one debate was illuminating in one, troubling respect. In a discussion of tax reform connected to housing, Newsom was asked directly whether Proposition 13 was “on the table.” He answered, “everything is on the table.” This is a comment to send cold shivers down the spines of Californians whose homes are their lifelong and most important investment.

Read More


 

Proposition 6 is a grassroots initiative

By Jon Coupal
October 8, 2018
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Proposition 6 is an initiative measure appearing on the ballot less than one month from now that would repeal the tax hike on gasoline and cars imposed by Sacramento politicians last year without a vote of the people. If Prop. 6 passes, California’s gas and car tax would still be in the top five among all 50 states.

Supporters of Prop. 6, those advocating for the repeal of the tax hikes, have focused their campaign on several compelling points including California’s overall tax burden (highest income tax rate and state sales tax rate in the nation) and California’s high cost of living. Other arguments favoring Prop. 6 include the well-documented waste of taxpayer dollars spent on transportation, the lack of any reforms and a decades-long history of diverting transportation dollars away from roads and highways.

Learn More


Legislature and Governor to Crime Victims: Drop Dead

By Michele Hanisee
Fox & Hounds
October 3, 2018

The utter disdain for crime victims by Governor Brown and the State Legislature has been apparent for some time now. Two bills signed into law this past week are punctuation points on that fact.

SB 1391 will prohibit 14 and 15-year-old juveniles from being tried in adult court for a crime, even if it was a vicious and calculated murder.  In an eloquent column two weeks ago, Sacramento Bee columnist Marco Breton implored Governor Brown to veto SB 1391, highlighting two brutal murder cases in Sacramento by 15 year olds as examples that “SB 1391 makes sweeping generalizations about the capacity of juveniles to be rehabilitated when there are exceptions to every rule.”

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