Arnold Gets A D! 0

Anthony Pignataro:

The good news is Cato Institute‘s new Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors came out today. The annual ranking scores governors on their taxing and spending records. The bad news is our beloved Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger didn’t do so hot. He scored a miserable 47 out of a possible 100. Cato is being generous calling this a D (there’s something of a grading curve, since only four governors received A grades, and Mark Sanford of South Carolina earned the highest score, a otherwise shabby 74).… Read more

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San Jose In Deep Pension Mess 0

Steven Greenhut: Here’s the latest statement from the San Jose mayor regarding the city’s pension crisis. It’s good to see a big-city official championing this cause:

Statement from Mayor Reed on City Auditor’s Findings that San Jose’s Retirement Funds are $2 Billion Short

San Jose, Calif. – The City Auditor’s most recent report – “Pension Sustainability: Rising Pension Costs Threaten the City’s Ability to Maintain Service Levels – Alternatives for a Sustainable Future” – states that the City faces $5.4 billion in liabilities for guaranteed pension benefits for current employees and retirees and is $2 billion short in meeting those obligations.… Read more

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Prop 24: Fairness or Penalty? 1

SEPT. 30, 2010

By KATY GRIMES

It’s not so unusual to hear people making disparaging comments about one another at the Capitol. However, it was shocking to hear the executive director of the California Budget Project call the research of Professor Charles Swenson, PhD, the “most error ridden, sloppy piece of research I’ve ever seen in my life,” when she referred to his analysis of Proposition 24.… Read more

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Conflicted Pols Pushed To Resign 0

SEPT. 30, 2010

By ANTHONY PIGNATARO

Apparently, the state attorney general only recently discovered that two California High-Speed Rail Authority board members have other jobs that my conflict with their bullet train responsibilities. Richard Katz and Curt Pringle are long-time pols from Southern California. Pringle is the mayor of Anaheim and a former Assembly speaker, while Katz currently sits on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.… Read more

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Housekeeping Problems 0

Katy Grimes: The poster child of ambulance-chasing, fame-seeking lawyers, has done it again. Attorney Gloria Allred (of Amber Frey and Rachel Uchitel fame), tried her hand with an “October surprise” in the gubernatorial race. But it doesn’t appear to be panning out, according to legal experts.

Allred has inserted herself into another strange case, and is now representing the former housekeeper of gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman.… Read more

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