Retrospective: A state of esteem? 3

JULY 29, 2010 A CalWatchdog Retrospective: 20 years after the California Task Force to Promote Self-esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility. By K. LLOYD BILLINGSLEY California state documents do not generally fly off the shelves but 20 years ago the

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Another Bee parks-story critic 0

Steven Greenhut: I’m not the only writer who sent an op-ed rebuttal to the Sacramento Bee’s overwrought park “crime wave” story (here is the follow-up editorial calling for increased park fees) and who got no response. I didn’t even get

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First CalWatchdog Caption Contest! 0

We have been rendered speechless. Words escape us. Help CalWatchdog caption this photo of our colleagues, taken in the CalWatchdog newsroom today. Add your caption ideas in the comments section, and win a gift package from CalWatchdog. – Katy Grimes

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Tax hikes up in smoke 0

Steven Greenhut: The Sacramento Bee published a fascinating story on the front page of Wednesday’s paper, “Nose dive in cigarette sales slices tax revenue,” which details  how new taxes and regulations have pushed cigarette sales to “their lowest levels in

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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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More furloughs, but no budget 0

JULY 29, 2010 By KATY GRIMES Faced with a $19.1 billion state deficit and no acceptable budget in the works, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reinstated furloughs for state workers on Wednesday. In an executive order declaring a fiscal emergency, the governor

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