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CA Freebies Enrich Low-Wage Workers 6

NOV. 29, 2010 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Contrary to half-truths by both liberals who believe the minimum wage is a poverty wage or conservatives who believe it creates more unemployment and sends jobs overseas, at least in California minimum wage is

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State Has Yet To Hit Bottom 0

NOV. 28, 2010 Anyone who has dealt with a loved one deeply involved in some destructive behavior understands that there’s only so much you can do until the person hits whatever low point is necessary to spark a commitment to

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Texas Beats California on Economy 0

NOV. 18, 2010 By JOHN SEILER In the competition between America’s two most populous states, California has two recent victories over Texas. In the World Series, the San Francisco Giants stomped on the Texas Rangers. And on election day, Nov.

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Guv Calls Sham Special Session 0

NOV. 18, 2010 By ANTHONY PIGNATARO For the eighth time in his seven-year administration, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has called the Legislature back into special session to deal with the state’s budget problems. And for the eighth time, the special session

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Are Split Rolls Coming Soon? 0

NOV. 16, 2010 By KATY GRIMES The recent passage of Proposition 25, which allows legislators to pass a budget with only a simple majority vote, could have an impact on the future of property tax increases, according to Jon Coupal,

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It's All Free! 0

John Seiler: California’s Supreme Court yesterday ruled that illegal immigrants can get in-state tuition at state universities and colleges. But your legal relative who’s a citizen and lives in Parker, Ariz., just across the border, doesn’t get that goodie. It’s

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Business Property Not Under-taxed 19

NOV. 12, 2010 By WAYNE LUSVARDI A rebuttal is required to Lenny Goldberg of the California Tax Reform Association who contends that small business properties are overtaxed and large corporate and franchise business properties are under taxed by Prop. 13

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Brown's Job Got Twice as Hard 0

NOV. 12, 2010 By JOHN SEILER Less than a month ago, on Oct. 18, Moody’s Investor Service issued a report calculating California’s situation as “at least $12 billion in future budget gaps.” Now, the nonpartisan California Legislative Analyst’s Office released a

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Is Prop 13 Hurting Small Businesses? 0

NOV. 11, 2010 By KATY GRIMES On the corner of a major intersection in Menlo Park, a small, independently owned gas station owner pays $30,148 a year in property taxes. On the other corners of the intersection, gas stations owned

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Ax the whole state ed bureaucracy 0

John Seiler Jerry Brown wants to get rid of the education secretary position, a pointless position created by Gov. Pete Wilson (talk about pointless). A better idea: Get rid of the whole centralized, massive, wasteful state education bureaucracy. Turn everything

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