Author Archives: Tyler Finn

Video Voter Series: Proposition 1

Video Voter Series 2014 Prop 1 from Claremont McKenna College on Vimeo. Background Proposition 1 is a legislatively-referred bond act that would enact the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. Prop 1 would authorize $7.12 billion in general obligation bonds for state water supply infrastructure projects, such as public water system improvements,… Continue Reading

Controversy Over High-Speed Rail Continues

On November 8, 2013 the deputy state attorney general, on behalf of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, argued that Central Valley residents who sued the state over the planned construction of high-speed rail had no standing to sue. Instead, the state contends that it is the responsibility of the state legislature to determine whether the… Continue Reading

Governor Brown’s Decisions on Gun Control Laws

On October 11, California Governor Jerry Brown signed eleven gun control bills, while vetoing seven others. His veto of SB 374, which would have banned all semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines, was met with support from the National Rifle Association, which had threatened to file a lawsuit if the bill became law. Senate Pro Tem… Continue Reading