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Kevin Kiley
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Kevin Kiley 54m
Gov. Newsom's latest brief in our case against him invokes the Legislature's "indefinite hiatus" as a new defense. And that isn't even its most sweeping claim to power.
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Kevin Kiley 6h
Once again, the collapse of California government into rule by decree is a two-step: an abdication of responsibility by the Legislature and an assumption of power by the Governor.
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Kevin Kiley 10h
"What we can't do is simply say, 'Well, we’re just not gonna have a legislative branch this year," Kiley said. "That's harmful to the state as a whole in a way that far surpasses the marginal risk we as legislators take by being present in the building."
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Kevin Kiley 12h
Gov. Newsom is already seizing on the Legislature's absence, telling the Appeals Court to overturn our Restraining Order "because the Assembly has delayed its return from recess" and this "current (and indefinite) hiatus" gives him more unilateral power.
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James Gallagher 22h
In latest brief, Gov argues that not only can he exercise legislative pwrs; he doesn’t even really need to provide evidence to the judiciary
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Shannon Thompson Jul 7
Replying to @KevinKileyCA
Charters are already notifying families their children are no longer waitlisted or enrolled due to .
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Kevin Kiley Jul 7
, Susan: "I've worked as a court reporter since 1992. has upended my career. I WANT to be independent. I can work with up to 30 agencies a year. Some I only work with once. I want to set my own hours, what depositions I choose to report, where I choose to work."
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Kevin Kiley Jul 7
Gov. Newsom's fixation on the press has hobbled our state's pandemic response. But it's been a fact of life at the Capitol since he became Governor.
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Kevin Kiley Jul 7
If the Legislature doesn't return, we won't be able to amend , as Gov. Newsom "urged" us to "in the coming weeks." This will displace countless families from their chosen schools. In particular, it will deny them distance learning options.
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Kevin Kiley Jul 7
The new confirmed cases at the Capitol must be addressed with utmost seriousness. Further precautions are appropriate. But we can't just shut down the legislative branch indefinitely.
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Kevin Kiley Jul 5
I think California is about due for a major political realignment.
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Kevin Kiley Jul 5
The Emergency Services Act is remarkable for the extraordinary powers it gives a California Governor. What's even more remarkable is that this Governor has still far exceeded what the Act allows.
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Kevin Kiley Jul 4
An Illinois court has ruled the Governor can't retain emergency powers without the Legislature's approval, as a State of Emergency has a 30-day expiration date under their authorizing statute. I'll be proposing the same for our own Emergency Services Act.
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Kevin Kiley Jul 4
Government's powers come from "the consent of the governed." This radical July 4 Declaration - reaffirmed by the Constitution's first words (We the People), reimagined by Lincoln at Gettysburg (of the people, by the people, for the people) - must never be lost in our public life.
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Kevin Kiley Jul 3
, Marina: "I'm a certified court interpreter. I've been very happily freelancing for 15 years. I can choose which agencies to work with, and work as much or as little as I want to spend time with my 3-year-old. is destroying my wonderful work/life combo."
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Kevin Kiley Jul 3
We avoided a new low yesterday, when the Speaker reversed his decision to end public testimony. But here are 10 other ways the Legislature has become less democratic the last few years.
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Kevin Kiley Jul 3
Gov. Newsom rankled the press corps by thanking them "for staying on message." As Dan Walters said, "it implies our job is to help Newsom peddle his message." Having consolidated so much power, even an off-handed remark about conscripting the press into his service is unsettling.
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Kevin Kiley Jul 2
Good news: We've convinced the Speaker to reverse his decision to end public testimony by phone. I invite him to co-author my Resolution to formalize this right of public access in the Assembly rules.
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Kevin Kiley Jul 2
Replying to @R3Thorns
Thank you so much!
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Kevin Kiley Jul 2
Replying to @libraforbalance
Thank you, Suzette!
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