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Chiang: State Broke on March 8 12

JAN. 31, 2012 By CHRISS STREET State Controller John Chiang shocked California legislators today when he sent a letter announcing that the state will run out of cash on March 8. That is, unless Legislature allows state Treasurer Bill Lockyer

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Science: Time to Freeze AB 32 3

JAN. 31, 2012 By CHRISS STREET California’s wildly expensive AB 32, Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, is supposed to prevent man-made global warming. AB 32 took effect Jan. 1 — just in time for it to suffer another devastating scientific

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Cap and ‘Train’ Leaves the Station 6

JAN. 31, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Gov. Jerry Brown just proposed a new idea for financing California’s $100 billion high-speed rail project: Use the fees from the state’s Cap and Trade emission taxation program to fund it. This new hybrid

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CARB versus the Carburetor 4

JAN. 31, 2012 By KATY GRIMES The carburetor is losing the battle in California. Instead of acknowledging that auto designers and manufacturers are continually refining the internal combustion engine for efficiency, global warming activists want to scrap the engine. In

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CA Bucks National School-Choice Reforms 3

The following first appeared in City Journal California. JAN. 30, 2012 By LARRY SAND January 22 through 28 marked the second annual National School Choice Week. While much of the rest of the country can celebrate some successes since last

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Dogfight Growls in 26th District House Race 5

JAN. 30, 2012 By JOHN HRABE “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog,” goes an old adage. Just getting to Washington will be a test of friendship for the candidates in the dogfight over California’s new, redistricted

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Petty Lawsuit Shows Leaders’ Motive 1

Katy Grimes: A petty lawsuit filed by Assembly Speaker John Perez and Senate Pres. Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg against the state Controller demonstrates the legal levels the Democratic leaders are willing to go. While it may sound as if this

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Water Wars Flood L.A. Central Basin 0

JAN. 30, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Remember “Chinatown,” the murky 1974 movie about the water wars in the Los Angeles Basin in the 1930s, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway? A January 18 California appeals court water rights case is

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CA Politicians Pander on Foreclosures 12

JAN. 27, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI On the eve of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, 16 California House Democrats pleaded for more relief for homeowners in foreclosure.  It was all show and no go, however. It was all

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Root Canal For Single-Payer Health Bill 3

JAN. 26, 2012 By KATY GRIMES Despite warnings that tooth decay in children can lead to a life in prison, the latest attempt at a single-payer health care bill in California failed to pass the Senate Thursday. Surprising many supporters,

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