California is facing a familiar fight with Prop 23 on the ballot this November. It’s a heated debate between environmentalists who are pushing for clean energy and big oil that wants to rescind green friendly rules and lower the bar for carbon emissions. Prop 23 is set up to overturn AB 32 which was passed by Schwarzenegger and requires that greenhouse gas emission levels in the state be cut to 1990 levels by 2020. In this episode, Bob examines the pros and cons of the measure with Jack Stewart who believes that Prop 23 will create jobs and Steven Maviglio who sees it as a step backwards for California.
Bob tackles the issue of whether representatives get to choose their voters or voters get to choose their representatives. California is the battleground state, with two crucial Propositions on the November ballot. His guest is Gabriella Holt, from the Yes on 20/No on 27 campaign in California. A bunch of politicians (supported by Pelosi, et al) seek to undo an enacted law which puts redistricting into the hands of voters. They must be stopped! If you value the right to vote, you must hear this show!
Bob interviews John Lovell, a lobbyist for law enforcement groups who is fighting against the movement to legalize marijuana in the state of California. The initiative, also known as the “Tax Cannabis Act,” received enough signatures this week to qualify for the November ballot. If it is approved, California would become the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use by adults. The measure would also give local governments the authority to regulate and tax pot sales.