December, 2009

Good, bad and ugly initiatives

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Jan. 5, 2010: Any reform that will actually help fix the ongoing California government's fiscal mess (serious spending limits, pension reform, limits on union power, cutbacks in the size of state government, educational privatization, etc.) cannot possibly pass, given political realities. Anything ...

Water bills threaten California prosperity

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

By WAYNE LUSVARDI Will Southern California sell its maximum annual entitlement of 2 million acre feet of water from the State Water Project for a bundle of small water projects of uncertain yield, plus $2 billion of political pork barrel projects, if voters approve the proposed $11.1 billion Compr...

Budget dominates new session

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

By JOHN SEILER What a difference three years makes. In January 2007, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was fresh off his resounding election victory over Phil Angelides, basking in an aura of “postpartisan” triumphalism. The governor even proposed a universal health care system. “We have to aim hi...

The Capitol’s worst-kept secret

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

By KATY GRIMES Last August, state Sen. Pat Wiggins, D-Santa Rosa, announced that she would not seek re-election in 2010 – shortly after announcing that she would run for re-election. Her announcement occurred soon after she made an inappropriate comment at a hearing to discuss global warming to...

California’s “green jobs” snow job

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Jan. 5, 2010: As a news reporter and columnist for CalWatchdog, my focus is reporting stories that do not get sufficient coverage and to expose the waste, fraud and misuse of taxpayer funds buried in legislation and political practices in the state. A good example: the “green” economy in Calif...

CATHY TAYLOR

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Taylor is Editor of Human Events, the oldest conservative weekly in the nation, and HumanEvents.com, the popular conservative website that features Human Events staff writers John Gizzi, Tony Lee and others, as well as noted conservative columnists such as Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Thomas Sowell...

WILL SWAIM

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Swaim is founding publisher of the OCWeekly and former publisher of LA CityBeat.

FRED SMOLLER

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Smoller is director of the Masters of Public Administration Program at Brandman University in Irvine.

KIRA FULKS

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Fulks is publisher of The Forum Press, a book publishing company in Santa Ana, Calif.

Contact Us

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Contact Information CalWatchDog.com San Francisco HeadquartersOne Embarcadero Center, Suite 350 San Francisco, CA 94111 Tel 415-989-0833 / Fax 415-989-2411   ...