State's health-mandate miasma 1

Feb. 2, 2010 By JOHN SEILER The victory of Scott Brown in Massachusetts prevents Democrats from enacting a universal health-care reform bill. Something likely will be enacted. But the lack of universality means the states will continue to play a

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Did car tax drive deficit? 0

Feb. 1, 2010 By JOHN SEILER As negotiations get under way on the California State Budget – especially its $20 billion deficit – numerous remedies are being advanced, including tax increases. One old idea is to bring the car tax,

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Is California a "failed state"? 0

Newsweek just ran a debate, California: America’s First Failed State,” among six people. The most humorous part involved Bobby Shriver, described as “a Santa Monica city councilman, activist and brother-in-law of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.” Also, rich, pampered scion of

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No cussing? Hell yeah! 0

As if we needed more evidence as to why the latest Field Poll shows a scant 16 percent approval rating for the California State Legislature, we have ACR 112, a new bill before the Assembly that would, I kid you not,

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Why Sen. Lou Correa voted against SB 810 6

Jan. 29, 2010 by KATY GRIMES Yesterday the state Senate passed SB 810, the single payer health care bill sponsored by Senator Mark Leno (D, San Francisco) by a 22-14 vote. Today I spoke with Senator Lou Correa (D, Santa

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Nature violates Clean Water Act 2

Jan. 27, 2010 By WAYNE LUSVARDI The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently issued a stop order to the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority in Southern California delaying construction of a water treatment facility to clean up contamination

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