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’Tis the season for everything except helping small business owners

By   /  Friday, August 5th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Small Business  /  Comments Off on ’Tis the season for everything except helping small business owners

Henry Dubroff

So far the 2016 election campaign has been about a lot of things — immigration, treatment of Gold Star families, tax returns, emails and email hacks. But one thing it has not been about is enabling the real people who make America great, our more than 3 million small business owners. You get the feeling Read More →

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Dubroff: Race for Lois Capps’ House seat mirrors national politics

By   /  Friday, June 10th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Race for Lois Capps’ House seat mirrors national politics

Henry Dubroff

Once a gerrymandered district known as the “ribbon of shame” for wrapping up Democratic strongholds, the safe House seat held for two decades by Democrat Lois Capps is looking more and more like national politics in microcosm. Capps’ decision not to run in California’s 24th Congressional District created a wide open field that was narrowed Read More →

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Anti-Trump surge could change tri-county results

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  1 Comment

Will an anti-Trump backlash affect elections far down the ballot on the Central Coast? Perhaps. Which is why the billionaire developer’s triumph in the Indiana primary, and the abrupt suspension of campaigns by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, has ripple effects down to county and regional elections. For one thing, any Read More →

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Op/ed: What’s ‘right’ and what’s ‘left’ in national political scene

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: What’s ‘right’ and what’s ‘left’ in national political scene

Bloomberg View’s Cass Sunstein reports on research showing that “partyism” is now an even deeper social division in American society than racism. Political commentator Jonathan Chait thinks that’s just fine: He wouldn’t want his child to marry a Republican.

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Voters approve the bulk of bonds, taxes

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Voters approve the bulk of bonds, taxes

Tri-county voters approved $910 million in school bonds on Nov. 4, with every bond proposal passing in Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties while just one passed in Santa Barbara County.

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Op/ed: Both parties need to figure how to get something done

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Both parties need to figure how to get something done

Realistically, the best that either party, or the American public, can hope for is small ball.

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Dubroff: Business and politics shake hands at tri-county voting booths

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Business and politics shake hands at tri-county voting booths

With Tuesday’s elections headed to the rear view mirror, it’s clear that politics on the Central Coast have tilted toward the center and toward a more business-friendly agenda.

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