Archive for September, 2011


Just saying: Earlier this morning Senator Lou Correa voted “no”on AB 22 (banning use of credit reports in hiring process) but just voted “aye” on AB 350 (expanding the Displaced Janitor Opportunity Act to include many more types of employees: window washers, cafeteria workers, dietary service providers, etc.).


Oh heavy sigh. Why not vote for something that helps some constituents? You know, just throw it in there while you’re busy voting for something that helps your union donors?



ron calderon & ed hernandez are punks

Seriously these two are serial non-voters. After watching both of them remain silent on a bill that should’ve been a no-brainer (especially if you’re a Democrat) YET AGAIN, I’ve decided to do a Calderon/Hernandez watch. Cal-Her Watch 2011 is in full effect.

The bill in question is AB 22 (Mendoza), a bill that would outlaw the use of credit reports in the hiring process, with a few exceptions. With so many people experiencing near or total financial devastation, and jobs being so hard to find, putting up another barrier to employment is…well it stinks. Of course the Rebublicans (typo & it stays) got up and waxed poetic about the good old days when you could use any tool you saw fit in the hiring process. Anyone with more than a passing interest in this stuff could see that coming. It’s not them I have such a problem with. They’ve made their case and I disagree.

But the non-voting, when this bill has 20 ayes and only needs ONE more to make it out…yeah, good going guys. At least the rebubs (I like the sound of that) have the balls to act.

Thus begins a pet project: The Calderon & Hernandez No Vote Project.