February, 2011

California Watching N.J. Online Poker Decision

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Dr. Lopez Misdiagnoses Unions

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

John Seiler: In his Sunday column, L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez praises unions -- but doesn't distinguish between private and public unions. He writes: Neither of my parents went to college, but we always did just fine because my dad had union jobs that paid a living wage. He drove trucks for m...

L.A. Junior College Boondoggle

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

John Seiler: "Poor planning, frivolous spending and shoddy workmanship" That's the key phrase in an excellent L.A. Times investigative story that ran today on how a $5.7 billion L.A. community college bond was spent. Keep that in mind as Gov. Jerry Brown and others demand $12 billion in new taxes ...

Is The GOP's Anti-Tax Wrath A Mere Wraith?

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

PG&E On Hot Seat At D.C. Pipeline Hearing

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Community College Chancellors: Salaries and Perks

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Stop Maldo!

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

John Seiler: Let the cry go up across the land: Stop Maldonado! Taxpayer traitor Abel Maldonado now is running for U.S. Congress. It was just two years ago that, as a state senator, he sold taxpayers down the river by proving the key Republican vote for the record $13 billion tax increase of the...

Jerry's Real Plan: $25 billion in Cuts?

Friday, February 25th, 2011

John Seiler: Looking over Katy Grimes' budget piece today on Jerry Brown's testimony before the Legislature, "Is An All-Cuts Budget Ahead," I was wondering: Does he want his tax increases to fail? Has he all along planned to have an all-cuts budget? If Republicans don't put his tax-increases on a ...

Is An All-Cuts Budget Ahead?

Friday, February 25th, 2011

FEB. 25, 2011 By KATY GRIMES SACRAMENTO -- There is never a dull moment with California Gov. Jerry Brown. In a surprise visit to a budget committee meeting yesterday, Brown threatened to produce a budget that cuts $26.6 billion from state services if legislators do not vote to put his tax extensio...

“Balance” Is Missing From Budget

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

FEB. 25, 2011 By KATY GRIMES SACRAMENTO -- As the Budget Conference Committee hearings began on Wednesday, Republicans challenged the frequent use of the word “balanced” for describing the tax increases and budget cuts within the governor’s budget proposal. With Republicans and Democrats com...