Is it possible?

This article was first published in print and online on November 19th in Bruce’s “We the Government” column. For more information about his biweekly syndicated column, be sure to read the introductory post here. This column’s primary mission deals with citizen ownership and responsibility for our governments. However, at times I am asked if thatContinue reading “Is it possible?”

The Reluctant Candidate

This article was first published in print and online on November 5th in Bruce’s “We the Government” column. For more information about his biweekly syndicated column, be sure to read the introductory post here. Ever notice that we treat our elected officials very kindly? We call them the “Honorable.” We stand when they walk in.Continue reading “The Reluctant Candidate”

Unintended Consequences

This article was first published in print and online on September 17th in Bruce’s “We the Government” column. For more information about his biweekly syndicated column, be sure to read the introductory post here. Driving by a local Chick-fil-A recently, I was surprised to see their largest sign (30 feet in the air) proclaim $17Continue reading “Unintended Consequences”

To Newsom or Not to Newsom

This article was first published in print and online on August 27th in Bruce’s “We the Government” column. For more information about his biweekly syndicated column, be sure to read the introductory post here. Governor Newsom’s recall election concludes September 14, and the rhetoric is heating up, so it’s important to carefully evaluate what’s beingContinue reading “To Newsom or Not to Newsom”

Bruce’s “We the Government” Column

Beginning in August, Bruce started writing a bi-weekly editorial column called “We the Government” for a publishing group of over nine newspapers distributed across Northern and Central California. It is both an honor and a great responsibility to be provided a platform that reaches over 500,000 readers, one that Bruce doesn’t take lightly. In additionContinue reading “Bruce’s “We the Government” Column”

Bruce Named “Citizen Advocate” of the Year

Bruce was recently named California’s citizen advocate of the year from the prestigious Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. He was recognized for the work accomplished as the President of the Sacramento Taxpayers Association (SacTax). Under Bruce’s leadership SacTax achieved a number of majors policy wins for the great citizens of the Sacramento region. These included: MeasureContinue reading “Bruce Named “Citizen Advocate” of the Year”

20 Life and Financial Principles for a Better Future

These are a few principles gleaned from personal experience, years working as a business consultant, and from my experience as an advisor in the Governor’s Finance for the State of California. If you take the time to read through and apply even a few of these principles, I’m sure you’ll see positive results in yourContinue reading “20 Life and Financial Principles for a Better Future”

A colossal waste of money

This op-ed was first published in the Sacramento News and Review on February 3rd, 2021. https://sacramento.newsreview.com/2021/02/03/a-colossal-waste-of-money/ All too recently, we anticipated a $54 billion state budget deficit, expecting cuts to funding and resources that would continue the economic onslaught of the pandemic. In the new year, however, we find ourselves with a $15 billion one-timeContinue reading “A colossal waste of money”

Three Months of Observations – Lessons Learned

Good day, dear readers! I’m W. Bruce Lee, President of the Sacramento Taxpayers Association (SacTax) which is responsible for all of Sacramento County. My responsibility is to represent you, the taxpayers. You may have read earlier OpEds regarding the November 2020 sales tax increase ballot Measure M in Citrus Heights – which was wisely defeatedContinue reading “Three Months of Observations – Lessons Learned”