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April 10, 2019

Who’s responsible for DMV’s voter registration problems? Lawmakers want answers

California lawmakers from both major parties pushed Tuesday for a closer look at technology and security mishaps in last year’s launch of the state’s new voter registration system at the Department of Motor Vehicles. “We have to get to the bottom of this as quickly […]
March 11, 2019

Momentum builds for public investment in California water-storage projects

 It won’t arrive in time for this wet winter, but hopes are rising that Central Valley politicians will soon deliver on one of their top political goals in recent years: investment in California water storage. Bills introduced last week by Bakersfield Republicans in Sacramento and […]
February 16, 2019

California Assemblyman Vince Fong: Gavin Newsom’s high-speed rail project is flawed

Gavin Newsom told Californians that High Speed Rail is mismanaged and full of problems. Now he changed his story and is framing it as something else. Let’s be honest with the public and stop this flawed project.
February 12, 2019

Assemblyman Vince Fong- State Of The State Preview Live From The California Assembly

Assemblyman Vince Fong shares his thoughts on issues impacting California https://s3.amazonaws.com/cg-fong/audio/insight-190212a_1.mp3
February 7, 2019

California needs a public ombudsman

By CONOR FRIEDERSDORF The California State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. on Aug. 30, 2016. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)  For 50 years, California law has required government agencies to make most records available to the public upon request, in keeping with the notion that the […]
February 1, 2019

Editorial | Public records ombudsman would be a public service in California

By The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board The California Public Records Act, passed in 1968, generally requires that most government agencies respond within 10 days to a request for public records. But at times, for decades, the intent and the letter of the law have been ignored. […]