Funding shortfalls plaguing realignment program

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County agencies are carrying heavier burdens stemming from state public safety realignment enacted six years ago, partly because funds provided by the state to cover increased costs borne by the county are shrinking annually, Chief Probation Officer Mark Hake said to the board of supervisors, Nov. 1. “I have cautiously warned over […]

Governor’s veto of SB817 leaves cities holding the bag

Governor Jerry Brown last week, decided against approving SB817. The bill written by Senator Richard Roth and Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) would have restored Vehicle License Fees in the form of millions of dollars to Riverside County’s four newest cities, Menifee, Wildomar, Jurupa Valley and Eastvale. The bill cruised through the state Legislature, winning […]

Abolish the Department of Education

Oh, how I long for someone with the wisdom and clarity of Ronald Reagan. One of his campaign promises was to abolish the federal Department of Education. He failed, but not for lack of trying. The Department of Education survived only because Democrats had a lock on the House of Representatives. Nevertheless, Reagan cut the […]