March, 2010

State budget troubles hurt low-income housing

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Mendel: CalPERS in new credit squeeze?

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Arnold really wants his Furlough Fridays

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Remember Jerry's radio show?

Monday, March 29th, 2010

One thing I'm looking forward to in this campaign is what Meg's campaign finds out about Jerry's radio show in the 1990s. Before he re-launched himself into politics, in the 1990s Jerry Brown was an excellent talk show host, one of the few liberals to succeed in what has become a conservative mediu...

Public financing on ballot

Monday, March 29th, 2010

March 29, 2010 By JOHN SEILER With California’s politics messed up seemingly beyond repair, it’s not surprising two reform initiatives are on the June 8 ballot. I earlier wrote about Proposition 14, the “Top Two Primaries Act.” The other initiative is Proposition 15, which would establish...

Vallejo avoids tough pension fights

Monday, March 29th, 2010

March 29, 2010 By STEVEN GREENHUT (Originally printed in the Wall Street Journal) In 2008, Vallejo, Calif., was nearly broke. Faced with falling tax revenues, rising pension costs, and unmovable public-employee unions, the city was unable to pay its bills and declared bankruptcy. Now, as it prepa...

State touts 'green' progress

Monday, March 29th, 2010

March 29, 2010 By KATY GRIMES In 2005 Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ordered all state buildings to be 20 percent more energy efficient by 2015 and “encouraged” the private sector to do the same.  And now, the Department of General Services (DGS) has issued a “Green” Progress Report (dated S...

Cops as revenuers

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Expect more stories such as this one in the Sacramento Bee today, in which an 18 year old man was fined $500 for riding a bicycle without a seat (it was stolen) and without brakes. Other news reports suggest that fines are going up all over the place. Police increasingly are becoming by-the-book rev...

Slow erosion of our freedoms

Monday, March 29th, 2010

March 29, 2010 Many people have noticed just how our rights have been eroded away over the decades. Bit by bit, our rights and liberties have been removed while restrictions to our lives have been added. You can’t smoke in public parks, children must be harnessed in a certain kind of car seat, i...

Enviros trade in human misery

Monday, March 29th, 2010

March 29, 2010 One of the most unusual vote-buying scams the Obama administration may have used to pass its health care socialization plan was an alleged promise to two Democratic congressmen to increase federal water supplies to the San Joaquin Valley. It's the nation's most fertile farm region, b...