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Kalifornia Kinder Koncentration Kamps 0

John Seiler: Childhood should be a time of exploring the universe opening up before one. It ought to be filled with joy, freedom, happiness and, yes, danger. It’s danger that keeps life interesting. Not in the Kalifornia Kinder Koncentration Kamps.

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Pension escape routes being cut 0

AUGUST 30, 2010 I’ve frequently argued that, as the state faces an unfunded pension liability that’s as high as $500 billion, legislators are not doing anything about a problem that is depleting public services and imposing additional debt and tax

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What Hath Arnold Wrought? 0

AUGUST 26, 2010 We’re at that time in a governor’s term when we start hearing the word “legacy” on a nearly daily basis. A Nexis search of the terms “Arnold Schwarzenegger” and “legacy” in newspapers over the last month yielded

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"Sign Me Up" For Financial Aid 0

Katy Grimes: A bill seeking to give away more student financial aid passed in the Assembly yesterday in a 60-0 vote. When Assemblyman Chris Norby stood to speak about it, Assembly members braced in preparation for his usual opposition. However,

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Prop. 22 protects corporate welfare 0

AUG. 23, 2010 It’s always entertaining watching various tax consumers fight with one another over a shrinking revenue pie, which makes the Proposition 22 campaign a spectacle. Despite the chatter from supporters about “saving local services” and stopping Sacramento from

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$578 million L.A. school 0

John Seiler: As a punctuation point to my recent article, “L.A. spends $30K per student,” the LAUSD is opening it’s new $578 million school. It will have, incredibly, 4,200 students. This isn’t school, it’s an educational gulag. Imagine spending 13

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Half of Cal kids flunk 0

John Seiler: Maybe the reason voters keep electing turkeys to office in California is that the state’s schooling system turns out half-literates. The latest: Statewide, 52 percent of students in grades 2 through 11 tested proficient or advanced in English

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Tax hikes would harm CA economy 0

AUGUST 17, 2010 By JOHN SEILER Do tax hikes fix budgets? That was the subject of an article I wrote last month here on CalWatchDog.com. The question is critical as the California Legislature and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, still unable to

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Will California repudiate its debt? 1

AUGUST 12, 2010 By JOHN SEILER California’s government soon could be paying its bills with IOUs, Controller John Chang announced this week. And a new report found that Californians’ personal income dropped 2.5 percent in 2009, the first decline since World

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Other People's Money 0

AUG. 6, 2010 After sitting through another week of state legislative sessions and committee hearings, the phrase “other people’s money” keeps running through my head. Last week I spoke with Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny, D-San Diego, and that started me

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