State gags rail contractors 1

JULY 29, 2010 By ANTHONY PIGNATARO All contractors hired by the California High-Speed Rail Authority to prepare environmental reports on the project are contractually prohibited from discussing their agreements with the media, a CalWatchdog examination of the authority’s current contracts

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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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‘Ghosts’ haunt Brown? 3

JULY 8, 2010 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Will a set of Green Power plants in northern California planned in the 1970s under former California Gov.  Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown’s administration and shut down in 1990 because they were running in the red

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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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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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