Friday, April 22, 2022

LA Times Endorses Republican in Call for a Check on Democrats' Power
Spencer Brown / Townhall Tipsheet
The Los Angeles Times, not known for being a balanced or moderate newspaper, is breaking the mold with its endorsement of a Republican candidate for a statewide office and making the case that California Democrats need someone to check their power within the Golden State.

The endorsement of Republican Lanhee Chen for Controller of California — an admittedly "wonky" office — from The Times Editorial Board is based on its sentiment that "the controller should be as independent from the party in power as possible." The endorsement for controller — "the person who cuts the checks that keep government running and also holds the power to audit agencies that spend state funds" — also notes Chen "is a sharp thinker with experience analyzing large financial systems," experience that would certainly be useful to look at waste, fraud, and abuse happening in California. Read more, see tweets, and video here,

Florida House passes bill stripping Disney of self governing status 
The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would dissolve Walt Disney World’s special governing power in the state.

The move could have huge tax implications for Disney, whose series of theme parks have transformed Orlando into one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and serves to further sour the relationship between the Republican-led government and a major political player in the state.

Democratic lawmakers could be heard shouting in the background as they attempted to protest the bill as it was passed. 

The bill will now head to the desk of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis who has been involved in a war of words with the company after it publicly opposed a bill he signed which prohibits classroom instruction on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” with children in third grade or younger “or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance…Read more a see videos here.

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