Redevelopment is dead! Hooray! 0

Steven Greenhut: The governor signed the legislation killing redevelopment. What else can I say other than hasta la vista! JUNE 29, 2011

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Amazon Warns It Will Fire Affiliates 1

John Seiler: Update, 6:13 pm, June 29, 2011: Gov. Jerry “Kill Businesses” Brown just signed this jobs-killing bill. It also slams Internet commerce globally, something anyone in California should oppose because of our huge Internet companies. Brown fashions himself a

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Left spitting mad at Jerry Brown 0

Steven Greenhut: Maybe the old, cantankerous and unpredictable Jerry Brown is rearing his head at the state Capitol. The governor, despite being a close ally of the labor unions, actually vetoed Darrell Steinberg’s noxious SB104, which would have essentially eliminated

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Budget Ignores Public Employee Reform 30

JUNE 29, 2010 Commentary By LANNY EBENSTEIN The state budget approved on Tuesday is the wrong way forward for the state of California. Though this budget does not rely upon new or extended general taxes, it would cut many vital

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John Shirey Calls The Kettle Black 0

Steven Greenhut: The California Redevelopment Association’s claim that the state’s attempt to take money from redevelopment agencies is a form of “illegal extortion” is one of the most hypocritical and otherworldly statements I’ve heard in a long while. Never mind

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Democrats Pass Hinky Budget 1

JUNE 29, 2011 By KATY GRIMES With a surprising lack of debate between parties, the California Legislature passed the budget late last evening, and only with a majority vote, attempting to close what began the year as a $26.6 billion

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Shallow Cuts For Lifeguard Pensions 1

Katy Grimes: With the recent discovery that many Southern California lifeguards receive the same fat pensions as other “public safety” officers and fire fighters, the public outcry at the absurdity is apparently paying off. The Newport Beach City Council is

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Brown, Leg Conjure Up Phantom Budget 2

JUNE 28, 2011 By KATY GRIMES In the shadow of the 2009 tax increases set to expire this Friday July 1, Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democrat party leadership announced Monday that a majority-vote budget deal had been reached. There

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