Blog-January, 2010

Stem cell pork

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Back in 2004 California voters passed Prop. 71: $3 billion in bonds for research on embryonic stem cells. The full cost, including interest on the bonds, will be $6 billion. Many people opposed it because of the abortion argument. But another argument in opposition was that this was "industrial pol...

State of the Union

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Those wishing to understand the full power public employee unions hold over state government -- or who simply feel too good about life in general and want to come down a few notches -- ought to peruse today's new Legislative Analyst's Office report titled, The Governor's Employee Compensation Propo...

Gift-limits bill thrown out before Assembly vote

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Cal stem cell agency needs transparency, committee finds

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Analysts slam Arnold's constitutional amendment pitch

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

3 in 10 Californians identify with Tea Party movement, polls show

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Mixed reviews to Baugh's gauntlet

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Orange County Republican Party Chairman Scott Baugh told me today that his speech, delivered at the county central committee the night before the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts, calling on the his county party to withhold its endorsement from candidates who accept union funds has met with a mi...

State may sue CCPOA over owed funds

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Jan. 26, 2010 By STEVEN GREENHUT The Schwarzenegger administration has threatened legal action against the California Correctional Peace Officers' Association -- the prison guards' union -- if its officials continue to refuse to pay the millions of dollars the union owes the state to reimburse tax...

We wuz robbed!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

There's an old rule in journalism that says always credit your sources. I think they still teach it in Journalism School. Anyway, someone ought to school Sacramento Bee blogger Torey Van Oot in this practice. I'm referring to this Capitol Alert blog entry, posted at 10:41 on the morning of Tuesday,...

The enemy of clear language

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Jan. 26, 2010 Sometimes I really feel sorry for reporters who cover the Capitol. Their job is to follow around our esteemed elected officials, hauling their notebooks, laptops, cameras and recording equipment to all manner of photo ops and press conferences. And there they sit (or stand), dutifully...

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