Archives for March 6, 2012

ASM Beall called out. Ouch.

Newspaper editorials are sometimes less than flattering during election years, but the description of Assemblyman Jim Beall in the San Jose Mercury on Monday might have stung a little bit. “The prelude to Tuesday’s San Jose City Council vote on a pension reform ballot measure has devolved into a three-ring circus — with the clown […]

A visit to California’s Doomsday Bunker

As I have previously written about, one of the most interesting ‘forgotten chapters’ in California history was the legislature’s Doomsday Committee of the late 1950s. In addition to expanding the line of succession and allowing for the appointment of “Legislators Pro Tem”, one other interesting option that the committee explored was the possibility of building […]