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Republican Senators Apply Alternate Facts To PACE Financing

By Roy L Hales

There have been some pretty strange “goings on” in Washington since the Republicans took over. Confronted with facts they didn’t like, the new administration came up with the concept of “alternate facts” that are more in line with the way they want people to think. This has gone beyond the White House. With the new Protecting Americans from Credit Exploitation (PACE) Act, three Republican senators apply alternate facts to PACE financing.

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Did the Western States Petroleum Association Kill Bill AB 1323?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The Western States Petroleum Association has spent more lobbying than any other special interest group in California. According to figures from the Secretary of State, they spent $5.7 million in 2012 and $2.2 million in the first six months of 2013.  That is more than any other lobby group in  California. Continue reading Did the Western States Petroleum Association Kill Bill AB 1323?