Connie Conway http://kvpr.org en GOP Calls To Move High Speed Rail Funds To Other Projects http://kvpr.org/post/gop-calls-move-high-speed-rail-funds-other-projects <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Assembly Republican caucus says billions of dollars in California high-speed rail bonds and gas tax revenues would be better spent on infrastructure projects.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento.</span></p><p>GOP lawmakers want to take money from several different sources and spend it on road, highway, bridge and port projects.&nbsp; What they don’t want to spend it on is high-speed rail.</p><p><strong><em>Conway:</em></strong><em> “We’re done with that.&nbsp; We’re over that.”</em></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 03:34:06 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 28161 at http://kvpr.org GOP Calls To Move High Speed Rail Funds To Other Projects California Lawmakers Adjourn for Year After Busy Final Day http://kvpr.org/post/california-lawmakers-adjourn-year-after-busy-final-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California lawmakers are done for the year.&nbsp; They adjourned just past midnight Friday after a busy and at times chaotic final day – and night – of action.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento.</span></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 17:21:07 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 21541 at http://kvpr.org California Lawmakers Adjourn for Year After Busy Final Day Controversial Farmworker Bill Passes Assembly http://kvpr.org/post/controversial-farmworker-bill-passes-assembly <p>The California Assembly has approved a bill that would make it easier for farm workers to obtain union contracts with their employers.&nbsp; As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, the measure passed Monday with the bare minimum votes needed – despite strong opposition from growers.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:53:42 +0000 Joe Moore 20309 at http://kvpr.org Controversial Farmworker Bill Passes Assembly In Sacramento, Lawmakers Start Sprint To End of Session http://kvpr.org/post/sacramento-lawmakers-start-sprint-end-session <p>After spending a month working around their home districts, California Assembly members are back at the Capitol to finish up final the six weeks of the legislative session. As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, there’s no shortage of things to get done.</p><p>Members of the California Assembly buzz around the chamber like kids just back to school after a long summer break. Colleagues greet each other and catch up, having spent a month away from Sacramento on summer recess. And like a stern teacher, Speaker pro Tem Nora Campos had to ask everyone to settle down.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 01:35:00 +0000 Katie Orr 19525 at http://kvpr.org In Sacramento, Lawmakers Start Sprint To End of Session Connie Conway: California Republicans Not on the Sidelines http://kvpr.org/post/connie-conway-california-republicans-not-sidelines <p></p><div><p>California Republican lawmakers now find themselves in the midst of Democratic supermajorities in both the Assembly and Senate.</p><p>But as Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, Republicans may look to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown for support.</p><p>With supermajorities, Democratic lawmakers have historic new powers. They could raise taxes, while Republicans sit on the sidelines.</p></div><p>“Well I used to be on the sidelines, I was a cheerleader,”&nbsp;says&nbsp;Assembly Republican leader Connie Conway, joking.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:05:11 +0000 Amy Quinton 9112 at http://kvpr.org Connie Conway: California Republicans Not on the Sidelines Conway Says GOP Could Back Off Education Cuts if Prop 30 Fails http://kvpr.org/post/conway-says-gop-could-back-education-cuts-if-prop-30-fails <p>California’s budget calls for six billion dollars in automatic education cuts if voters reject Proposition 30 next week. But legislative Republicans say they would support reversing those cuts if the governor’s tax measure fails.</p><p>Assembly Minority Leader Connie Conway, who represents portions of the Central Valley, says the elimination of up to three weeks of school would be “devastating” – and if Prop 30 doesn’t pass, both parties should work together to find alternatives.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 00:18:28 +0000 Ben Adler 6217 at http://kvpr.org