Bill Whalen

Bill Whalen

Gas tax repeal isn’t going to save California Republicans

Voters may not like paying more at the pump. And perhaps in our car culture, there’s a knee-jerk reaction to making driving more expensive. But being on the “no” side of better roads is a bad place to be when voters are sick of potholes, gridlock and seeing their estimated time-of-arrival soar like the stock market.

Bill Whalen

How serious is Schwarzenegger on redistricting?

California’s former governor is talking about making redistricting reform a greater part of his legacy. The easiest lift is meddling in Ohio’s redistricting process because he has a kindred spirit in that state’s current governor, John Kasich. But if Schwarzenegger wants to pump some real iron in 2018, there are the 36 gubernatorial races that will be crucial to the next round of redistricting.

Bill Whalen

Climate change is crucial, but so is pension reform

Warmer waters won’t melt the iceberg that is California’s long-term pension obligation. There’s an opening for Brown to return to what got him a gubernatorial do-over: the earnest guy unafraid to ruffle feathers and take on sacred cows – not just the ones releasing methane.

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