The Bee’s NIMBY Request on Worker Bill

Matt Rexroad
Matt Rexroad is a political consultant and attorney

It is easy to take a strong position against NIMBYism from an ivory tower, but it becomes much harder once there are real impacts on you.  The Sacramento Bee’s Editorial Board recently took a decidedly NIMBY stance of their own by asking for special treatment on a proposed California law that would convert many independent […]

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Prop 37 Will Increase Lawsuit Abuse in California

Matt Rexroad
Matt Rexroad is a political consultant and attorney

As CALA recognizes Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week, it is important to highlight a measure on the November ballot that will open the door for more abusive lawsuits in California. I recently joined many of my county supervisor colleagues throughout California in opposition to Prop 37, a deceptive, deeply flawed food labeling scheme. The measure would […]

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Lawsuit Abuse Harming Local Government Budgets

Matt Rexroad
Matt Rexroad is a political consultant and attorney

As a Yolo County Supervisor and former mayor, I’ve worked with local budgets for years. One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced as a local elected official is dealing with the budget crunches that have occurred as local government revenue has plunged during the recession. These deficits have led to reductions in public services and […]

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