Eldridge, San Leandro: I must say I trust my local and state government more than my federal government. As far as trusting them overall, I don't think that I necessarily do. Especially the federal government; they're not thinking about the little man. They have no idea what it takes for me to live. And I think that they have all been in politics so long that they really just … [Read more...] about Do you trust your local, state, and federal government?
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Miik, Port Costa: My name is Miik. And no, I think California should remain as one state. We are one of the strongest economies in the world and we should remain that way. Splitting it into multiple states will only weaken all of the states and it would also give the Republicans four extra Senate seats. Tom, Point Richmond: My first name is Tom. And yeah, I think … [Read more...] about Should California be split into three states?
Erica, Oakland: Hi, this is Erica. I think there are two economic pieces that are missing from the discussion about undocumented immigration. One is the role of large corporate employers like agribusiness. The other is how consumers' behavior around choosing how much to pay and what they would tolerate in terms of pricing is impacted by the fact that there are undocumented … [Read more...] about What do you think is missing from the conversation about undocumented immigration?
Sam, San Francisco: The last donation I made was to the Cedars of Marin for their annual spring fundraiser. Cedars is a residential care facility and day program for adults with cognitive or physical differences. It is a great program and I donated because I believe in them and also because my daughter lives there. She has lived there for two years and she thrives … [Read more...] about Where was the last place you donated and why?
Karen, Oakland: Hello, my name is Karen. I'm calling from Oakland. And No. Oil drilling should not be permitted off the California coast. I remember when my daughter was in college in Santa Barbara. We hadn't been there before. We went to walk on the beach and our feet got all sticky and we were told there had been an oil spill. Just that memory alone and thinking of what it … [Read more...] about Do you think oil drilling should be allowed off the California coast?