GOP http://kvpr.org en TARP's "$700 Billion Man" Wants To Lead California: Neel Kashkari http://kvpr.org/post/tarps-700-billion-man-wants-lead-california-neel-kashkari <p>He’s never held elected office.&nbsp; He’s not a household name.&nbsp; To the extent he IS known, it’s for running the politically unpopular federal bank bailout program.&nbsp; And he’s the man many California Republicans are counting on to rescue their party.&nbsp; He is Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official under Presidents Bush and Obama.&nbsp; And as of today, he’s now running for governor of California.&nbsp; Ben Adler has this profile from Sacramento.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:17:34 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 27442 at http://kvpr.org TARP's "$700 Billion Man" Wants To Lead California: Neel Kashkari Valadao Calls On GOP Leadership To Address Immigration Reform http://kvpr.org/post/valadao-calls-gop-leadership-address-immigration-reform <p>Congressman David Valadao&nbsp;(R-Hanford) has renewed his call for the House to take up the issue of comprehensive immigration reform this year. He made his comments this week speaking on Valley&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Public Radio's Valley Edition.</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:21:17 +0000 Joe Moore 24088 at http://kvpr.org Valadao Calls On GOP Leadership To Address Immigration Reform GOP Governor's Race? What GOP Governor's Race? http://kvpr.org/post/gop-governors-race-what-gop-governors-race <p class="p1">It’s less than a year until the first votes will be cast in the 2014 California governor’s race, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the campaign.&nbsp; Ben Adler reports from Sacramento on why the Republican field is shaping up so slowly to challenge Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.</p><p class="p5">Here’s how the race looks right now:</p><p class="p5">There’s Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a tea party hero who announced his exploratory campaign on the conservative website Politichicks.tv</p> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 00:16:21 +0000 Ben Adler 18664 at http://kvpr.org GOP Governor's Race? What GOP Governor's Race? California GOP Lawmakers: Realignment Not Working, So Fix It http://kvpr.org/post/california-gop-lawmakers-realignment-not-working-so-fix-it <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republicans in the California legislature are criticizing Governor Jerry Brown’s shift of prisoners from the state to counties – and putting forth legislation they say would help reduce the risk to public safety.</span></p><p>GOP Senator Jim Nielsen says the program known as criminal justice “realignment” needs to be scrapped.</p><p>“It unleashed an unprecedented crime wave affecting everyone in the state of California, and I’ll argue no bill ever passed by this legislature has had more dire and severe and egregious consequences,” says Nielsen.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:43:27 +0000 Ben Adler 12395 at http://kvpr.org California GOP Lawmakers: Realignment Not Working, So Fix It GOP Bill Would Allow Flexible Work Schedules http://kvpr.org/post/gop-bill-would-allow-flexible-work-schedules <p></p><p></p><p>A California lawmaker is reviving a proposal that’s stalled in previous years that would allow employees to work flexible schedules – such as four 10-hour days each week.</p><p>Republican State Senator Tom Berryhill says his bill would let individual workers ask their companies for more flexibility.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 02:14:20 +0000 Ben Adler 11844 at http://kvpr.org GOP Bill Would Allow Flexible Work Schedules 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