Political Fix (18 April, 2018)

Will Ryan’s Retirement affect Nunes’ Reelection? Congressman Paul Ryan’s retirement as Speaker of the House could mean good news or bad news for Congressman Devin Nunes. The bad news is Mr. Ryan’s retirement shakes the foundation of the Republican Party and puts into question President Donald Trump’s innocence. The good news is maybe Mr. Nunes […]

Political Fix (5 April, 2018)

Vote Early and Vote Often During the March 15 Tulare County District Attorney (DA)Forum the moderator, Dennis Smith, talked about a strange happening during his campaign for Tulare County Supervisor. In 2016, he competed against seven highly qualified candidates for District 1, where the top two candidates from the June primary proceeded to the general […]

Political Fix (15 March, 2018)

To Sue or Not Thusu, That’s the Question Tulare County Supervisor Districts 4 and 5 are up for election this cycle and neither incumbent is defending his seat. Throw in the races for Tulare County District Attorney, Superintendent of Schools, and District 26 State Assembly, and this is turning out to be one of the […]

Political Fix (1 March, 2018)

Moving to the Left An Analysis by Ruben Macareno California Democrats met in San Diego this past weekend to endorse candidates running for the US Senate, Congress, 120 state legislative seats, and eight statewide positions starting with the governor. The gathering of 3,500 delegates was to give clarity to Democratic voters across the state as […]

Political Fix (15 February, 2018)

When Cows Fly Let me get one thing straight. Assemblyman Devon Mathis doesn’t get to take thousands of dollars from Dr. Benny Benzeevi, ride around in his private plane, and now declare his support for Tulare’s now-closed hospital. That ain’t gonna fly. On January 31, Mr. Mathis posted pictures of himself and Trustees Kevin Northcraft […]

Political Fix (1 February, 2018)

The Cost of Life On January 30 the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) approved a request by State Senator Jean Fuller to audit Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) and Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC.) The JLAC meeting started at 10am and the Voice got a call from Ms. Fuller’s staff at 10:10 letting us know that […]

Political Fix (19 January, 2018)

Is Tulare County Part of Trump’s Base? On January 11, President Trump met with Democratic and Republican Senators about Immigration Reform. During the meeting he said, “Haiti? Why do we want people from Haiti here?” Then they got Africa. ‘Why do we want these people from all these shithole countries here? “We should have more people from places like Norway.” Most people, including […]

Political Fix (4 January, 2018)

The Year’s Top Stories Some might say 2017 was the Year of the Woman, but so far as local politics is concerned, it was the Year of Tulare. Looking back on 2017, the Valley Voice’s top 10 stores didn’t so much document the major events in Tulare and Kings County, but told the story of […]