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What a Week -- Pass those bills: How legislation from Bauer-Kahan and Glazer performed this year

Original post made on Oct 30, 2021

I recently went back through the results for bills authored by State Senator Steve Glazer and Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan -- the two Orinda Democrats who represent the Tri-Valley in the respective houses.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 28, 2021, 3:32 PM

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Posted by David
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Oct 30, 2021 at 4:42 pm

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Thank you so much for doing this work !


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 31, 2021 at 9:52 am

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So we loose Baker to moronic voter reaction to trump and get Bauer-khan who isn’t passing any meaningful bills.

Elections have consequences


Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 31, 2021 at 10:05 am

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I do not understand the celebration!

Democrats 50% of population out number republicans 25% of the population, non affiliated 25%. Half of California's population is not represented in any legislation.


Posted by Kevin
a resident of Castlewood
on Oct 31, 2021 at 5:17 pm

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I liked Catherine Baker and it is unfortunate she doesn’t represent us anymore. I wouldn’t blame it on the “moronic reaction” to Trump. I blame it on the head moron Trump and his Trumpsters followers. They are ruining the Republican Party and must be annihilated.


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 1, 2021 at 12:09 am

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Kevin,
While I can understand your reply, it’s not justification why baker was voted out. It just ddd to the argument that voters are voting on party lines over actual thoughtful issue and policy proposals


Posted by Kevin
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 1, 2021 at 7:15 pm

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2018 (when Catherine lost) was a disastrous election year for Republicans. It got worse into 2020 when Republicans lost presidency and the senate. Trump and Trumplicans are the only reason for these losses.

It is always good to vote based on thoughtful issues and policy decisions. I guess that is why many Republican states are making harder for brown and black people to vote -NOT. Fixing something that is not broken. this is only going to motivate Democrats to come out very strong like we did for Newsome against who (I cannot remember his name).

“Thoughtful” issues that Republicans are focusing on:
- CRT
- Replacement Theory and immigrants being blamed for Covid
- Anti-vax
- allowing afghans into the country - more Muslims from s*** hole countries as opposed to beautiful white people from Norway and Easter Europe where Trump’ s wife comes from.
- creating trillions of $ in deficit by giving rich people and corporations tax benefits in 2017 while not giving a darn about regular people.


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 1, 2021 at 8:24 pm

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Same broken record, you paint with broad strokes and have no problem engaging in the broad stereotyping you ironically condemn those you vote against of practicing.

What’s worse is your party line vote is now “worthless “ in ca. Dems won’t work harder than they have to because they can just expect your vote - doesn’t need to be earned. Republicans won’t try because it’s not worth the fight…..so you get mediocrity not the best of both.


Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 2, 2021 at 10:29 am

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"So we loose Baker to moronic voter reaction to trump and get Bauer-khan who isn’t passing any meaningful bills. Elections have consequences"

It doesn't help that the Pleasanton Weekly endorsed Bauer-Kahan last November - calling her so called accomplishments "impressive".

Really "impressive" to have yet another party line Democrat claiming the state somehow does not regulate/spend/tax enough, getting bills rubber stamped by a super majority in the state legislature, and then signed by a governor of the same party? Not really.


Posted by Kevin
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 2, 2021 at 10:44 am

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The “thoughtful” issues I listed above are not broad brush. They are topics that Republican leadership is talking about. It is because the only tool they have is to keep the Trumpsters angry so they can make it through the primaries.

Check out the Infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better bill - those are topics that Democratic leadership are talking about - stuff that help every day people. May not be perfect but it is aligned with their strategy of helping the poor and middle class.

I will not vote for a mediocre candidate. Put up Catherine and I will vote for her. But, the guy who ran for governor (cannot recall his name) - wow, calling him mediocre is being too nice to him.


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 3, 2021 at 6:09 pm

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Kevin,
Your lack of respect for people with differing opinions is concerning, your consistent grouping of them as “trumpsters” , when that’s a subset of the group, shows your attempt to just belittle and write them off by using a derogatory phrase to apply to all of them. Your approach is juvenile, like a child calling someone a doodyhead regardless of what idea they are trying to discuss. But I guess I can’t blame you, newsom did the same - making up a story about party politics being the motivation over the reality of the issues he’s failing to address and the fact Republicans, Democrats, and undeclared voters supported his recall. So why should I expect his supporters to think differently when he himself doesn’t.

There were several that ran for governor, Larry Elder is who I’m guessing you are referring to, and I agree he wasn’t qualified to be governor. Personally of the candidates I thought Kevin Faulconer was the far more qualified contender on the ballot. But that’s my opinion.


Posted by Kevin
a resident of Castlewood
on Nov 4, 2021 at 4:23 pm

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Ye


Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 4, 2021 at 5:11 pm

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Fortunately there will be an election in twelve months.


Posted by KG
a resident of California Reflections
on Nov 4, 2021 at 6:53 pm

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I have zero respect for Trump and Trumplicans. They represent huge danger to our constitution and democracy. Most Republicans have turned into Trumplicans. There are still a few brave Republicans left who reject Trump and Trumplicans.

Democrats are divided in policies, spending and social issues. Republicans are divided on foundational truths vs lies, respect for the institutions ( unless it is good for them). Which is a healthier party and will eventually triumph? Let’s hope it will be the brave Republicans and Democrats.


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