August, 2010

Senate Staff Salaries Online!

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Anthony Pignataro: Exciting, isn't it? Well, to us wonkish, nerdish reporters, it is. Yes, folks, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has agreed to post a 22-page PDF spreadsheet listing the salaries of all Senate staffers, right there real prominent-like on the Senate website (see it there a...

Make a Difference Day

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Katy Grimes: It should warm everyone's heart that the Senate today approved "Make a Difference Day," a power-packed Assembly resolution that designates October 23, 2010, and every fourth Saturday of October thereafter, as "Make a Difference Day." The author, Assemblyman Mike Eng, D-Monterey Park, n...

Resolution on TV loudness!

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Steven Greenhut: The Senate is now voting on Assembly Joint Resolution 43, which urges Congress and the president to pass federal legislation for "TV loudness differential" -- mandating that commercials not be so much louder than the programs. Sen. Tony Strickland, R-Ventura, offered a simple soluti...

Do high taxes cost state jobs?

Monday, August 30th, 2010

AUGUST 30, 2010 By JOHN SEILER It's become a commonplace among many Republicans, conservatives and libertarians that California's high-tax climate kills jobs. The jobs are either destroyed, driven to other states, or not created here in the first place. A different view comes from some work done ...

Iowa story sheds light on MSM

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Steven Greenhut: When a group of black teens beats up white people while allegedly yelling, "It's Beat Whitey Night," one can have a fairly good idea that the beatings were racially motivated. Yet the mainstream media that covered this event, which took place last week around the Iowa State Fairg...

Pension escape routes being cut

Monday, August 30th, 2010

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 burdens on Californians. In fact, the state's l...

LAT: Good Times for Lobbyists in Capitol

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Chron: State Budget Still Deadlocked

Monday, August 30th, 2010

P-E: Sen. Dutton Not Quite GOP Leader Yet

Monday, August 30th, 2010

LAT: Brown Still Playing it Low-Key

Monday, August 30th, 2010