Canada vs. California 0

John Seiler: Dan Walters had a good column comparing California to Canada. Both have similar-sized populations and economies. Yet, Canada has mostly avoided the economic calamity of recent years, whereas California has suffered heavily. Dan: Canadian bankers eschewed massive involvement

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Dump the HSBBCCS 0

John Seiler: I’m not a fan if either candidate for governor. But for whatever reason, Meg Whitman has taken the right position on the High-Speed-Bullet-Boondoggle-Choo-Choo-Train-Scam (HSBBCCS): she’s against. And Jerry Brown, predictably, is for it, as the Mercury News notes.

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First 5 funding up in smoke 0

John Seiler: Back in 1998, actor Rob “Meathead” Reiner tricked voters into passing Prop. 10, the California First 5 initiative, which jacked up cigarette taxes 50 cents a pack to pay for programs that took over from parents the privilege

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Fined Russian firm gets Ft. Ross 0

JULY 1, 2010 By ANTHONY PIGNATARO Last week Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an agreement with the Russian corporation Renova Group to help pay for the upkeep of Fort Ross State Park, on the Sonoma coast, even though the company is

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GOP on water bond delay 0

From Steven Greenhut: Here is a statement from Assembly Republican Leader Martin Garrick, of Carlsbad, and Assemblywoman Jean Fuller, of Bakersfield, regarding the governor’s call to delay the water bond vote until 2012. The water bond is a tough issue.

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