Street Smarts: Santa Barbara’s Pedro Nava leads study of recall reforms
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Opinion: California can’t rest on its laurels when it comes to election security
By Pedro Nava, Bill Emmerson and Janna Sidley In 2018, then-Secretary of State Alex Padilla called California’s aging voting equipment “one of the gravest threats to the integrity of our elections.” The response from governors Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom and the Legislature was unprecedented. Over the next two years, California allocated well over $200 Read More →
Op/ed: The underground economy cheats legitimate firms
It is time that incentives for business success are aligned with the interests of honest employers and their workers.
Editorial: A race to watch
While the surging Tea Party threatens a battle for the soul of the Republican Party, Democrats on the Central Coast face a nasty fight of their own. In what was once the safest of seats, termed-out Assemblyman Pedro Nava, D-Santa Barbara, seems unlikely to support his one-time protege, Das Williams. Williams, a Santa Barbara city Read More →