Ethan Harris Defends his Veto and Claims His Appointment as Acting Governor Is Legal

Lieutenant Governor Ethan Harris was only Acting Youth Governor for a little over two hours, yet during this time he managed to veto a bill and had his powers of an acting governor called into question. Bill 2001 would have made California a sanctuary state, a bill Youth Governor Ariana Trujillo heavily supported and had … Continue reading “Ethan Harris Defends his Veto and Claims His Appointment as Acting Governor Is Legal”

What Factors Affect A Delegate’s Decision On Who To Vote For?

With elections right around the corner, delegates must pay close attention to who they plan to vote for. With each delegate comes a different set of morals and interests. Five delegates were interviewed on what they thought was the most important factor of a candidate’s campaign. Spencer Egbert from the San Luis Obispo County YMCA … Continue reading “What Factors Affect A Delegate’s Decision On Who To Vote For?”

Candidates for 70th Chief Justice

The Chief justice presides over the oral arguments of the Supreme Court and serves as spokesperson for the judicial branch. Currently 5 delegates are running for 70th Chief Justice: Chloe Hilles from the Launch Party, Jake Takakjian from the Sunrise Party, Celine Cuadra from the Delta Party, Anish Patel (unaffiliated) from the Long Beach delegation, … Continue reading “Candidates for 70th Chief Justice”

Gold Legislature Delegates Discuss Their Favorite and Least Favorite Bills They Have Seen

Three days into Sacramento, the delegates in the legislative houses have already seen countless pieces of legislation. This legislation came from many delegations and thousands of delegates, and represents the culmination of months of work. But not all legislation is created equal. Reporters spoke to delegates in the Gold Senate and Gold Assembly to find out … Continue reading “Gold Legislature Delegates Discuss Their Favorite and Least Favorite Bills They Have Seen”

IAC Proposal: Magic Mushrooms

In the Pacific Ocean, there is a so-called “Trash Vortex” the size of Texas. IAC Delegates Cecilia Lokhorst, Olivia Kalatschan, Tanner Coolidge, and Ben Elmerick’s proposal plans to use plastic eating fungi, called pestalotiopsis microspora to consume the plastic that contaminates the Pacific, and can also be fed to marine biolife. The proposal suggests covering the Pacific Garbage … Continue reading “IAC Proposal: Magic Mushrooms”

Delegates React to Anti-Jerry Brown/Pro-Trump Protest

Post election, conflict between liberals and conservatives has been at an all time high. When Trump supporters were seen protesting during a California Youth and Government conference in Sacramento–one of the most concentrated areas of liberal teens in the state–delegates and outsiders alike reacted in various ways. Though there were physical acts of defiance including … Continue reading “Delegates React to Anti-Jerry Brown/Pro-Trump Protest”

Tate Oien: Forum Speaker of the Assembly

Forum Speaker of the Assembly, Tate Oien was interviewed and asked about his experiences as an officer in the Forum program. He said that he has always had an interest in politics and government–even before joining the program. Encouraged to join by his peers, Oien originally got involved in Youth and Government as a middle … Continue reading “Tate Oien: Forum Speaker of the Assembly”