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Kevin Kiley
California Legislator fighting for sanity and decency at our State Capitol
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Kevin Kiley 8h
Elementary students across America have lost a staggering 5.5 million years of life expectancy because of learning loss from school closures, the Journal of the American Medical Association reports. The study's conclusion: open schools.
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Kevin Kiley 12h
In our case against Gov. Newsom, the Court of Appeals has teed up the first ever precedent-setting decision on the limits of emergency powers. Its ruling will be binding on every Superior Court in California.
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Kevin Kiley 19h
Willie Brown says Gavin Newsom "needs to appoint himself" to the Senate. But the Constitution says he needs to set an election. He'd be free to run like anyone else.
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Kevin Kiley Nov 28
In case you thought it was a Thanksgiving Special from the Onion, Gavin Newsom's EDD really was outsmarted by California prisoners to the tune of $1 billion in fraudulent benefits. If not for the French Laundry, it would be hard to imagine a worse scandal.
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Kevin Kiley Nov 28
Favoring the Imperial Rome model where the Senate became an appendage, two legislators have filed a brief supporting Gov. Newsom in our lawsuit. Though both lawyers, they had the Legislative Counsel write it for them at taxpayer expense.
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Kevin Kiley Nov 27
Replying to @Steve_Glazer
I think you mean we need fewer high-risk interactions. Which would be easier to achieve if we weren't turning people's lives upside down with bans on low-risk interactions like going to school.
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Kevin Kiley Nov 27
People are being extra cautious as they learn of friends and family testing positive. Gov. Newsom needs to focus on supporting our hospitals and healthcare workers rather than plotting new restrictions.
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Kevin Kiley Nov 26
We can have gratitude in the throes of struggle because there's so much worth fighting for. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
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Kevin Kiley Nov 25
Everyone I know is taking common sense precautions for Thanksgiving, but no one is doing so because Gavin Newsom ordered them to.
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Kevin Kiley Nov 25
The $1 billion EDD prisoner scheme, with benefits flying out the door to murderers and child molesters, was uncovered by Anne Marie Schubert and other District Attorneys. In a year of historic ineptitude in state government, local leadership can hold California together.
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Kevin Kiley Nov 24
Public health experts seem to agree curfews are either pointless or counterproductive, cramming more people into a shorter time window. In other words, a typical Gavin Newsom policy.
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Kevin Kiley Nov 24
A mixed order from the Court of Appeals. They've declined to summarily set aside the trial court's ruling and will entertain briefing and oral argument before issuing a written decision. However, the stay will remain in effect in the meantime.
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Kevin Kiley Nov 24
The Legislature returns Dec. 7, and I'm introducing 5 bills immediately: opening schools, ending arbitrary business closures, abolishing indefinite States of Emergency, repealing AB 5, and electing our U.S. Senator.
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Kevin Kiley Nov 24
In a new poll, 81 percent of Californians say taxes are too high. As spending nearly doubled in just a decade, special interests flourished while poverty and inequality grew worse than anywhere. Our corrupt government has produced a failed state.
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Kevin Kiley Nov 23
California's experiment with autocracy and lockdowns has failed. Our Healthy Communities Resolution is a way for counties to join together on a better path forward.
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Kevin Kiley Nov 23
For once I agree with Gavin Newsom, as he calls the ultimate outcome of our court case against him “a profoundly important decision.”
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Kevin Kiley Nov 23
Gov. Newsom's "strike teams" are behaving like the worst kind of bureaucrats, searching for technical violations of lockdown orders irrespective of any public health impact.
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Kevin Kiley Nov 22
I'm working on legislation to prohibit state agencies from revoking any business license for non-compliance with shutdown orders without first proving the business was actually a cause of transmission.
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Kevin Kiley Nov 21
As of June 29, the California Education Code provides that school districts "shall offer in-person instruction to the greatest extent possible." I don't know that we've ever seen such widespread defiance of state law.
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Kevin Kiley Nov 21
The Tom Steyer Commission has been disbanded, releasing an anodyne report whose recommendations do not include "stop arbitrary business closures." It appears the main purpose, as with so many Newsom decisions, was simply to reward a major campaign donor.
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