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Pedro Nava

Governor Schwarzenegger's Budget Is a California Job Killer

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pedro Nava

Republicans say their number one priority is jobs. What about the jobs of the people who teach our children and care for the sick and elderly? How come their jobs don't matter?

Anthem Blue Cross Reminds Us That You Can Never Have Enough Profits

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pedro Nava

As a member of the Assembly Health Committee, I attended a recent informational hearing regarding Anthem Blue Cross's 39% recent rate hikes, which serve as a startling and dramatic reminder of the need for comprehensive health reform.

This Legislator Will Be Voting No on Sen. Abel Maldonado's Confirmation

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pedro Nava

I will be voting no to confirm Sen. Abel Maldonado to the second highest constitutional office in California, a heartbeat from the Governor, that of Lieutenant Governor.

Would You Have Called?

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pedro Nava

As a society, what kind of message are we sending when we say it is okay to stand by and not make a call when someone is being brutally victimized over and over again?

Making Mediation Mandatory Before Families Lose Their Homes

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pedro Nava

Mediation is not a one-side concept -- lenders and servicers have every incentive to participate. So what is the better outcome? Foreclosure or a modification that encourage stability?

Economic Prosperity and Environmental Protection Are One and the Same

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pedro Nava

If you live in California and care about the environment you should be worried. We may be in a tough economic climate, but now is not the time to ease-up on environmental protections.

Animal Anti-Cruelty Legislation Awaits Governor's Action

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pedro Nava

There is an uncontroverted link between animal abuse and domestic violence, elder abuse, and child abuse. Animal abusers have little respect for human life.

Why the Governor Should Delay His Appointment

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pedro Nava

I firmly believe that the Governor should be careful and thoughtful about this appointment. This decision should not be rushed, as some have suggested.

California Dreamin' Becoming Reality

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

When California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 2, banning the extreme confinement of animals on industrial factory farms, they sent the message loud and clear.