Breaking News-January, 2012

Chiang: State Broke on March 8

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

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 to delay $2.4 billion in payments to universities, count...

Bored CA Billionaire Groups Merge

Monday, January 30th, 2012

JAN. 28, 2012 "Think Forward and Long" or "Think Long and Forward California." I suggest one of those as the new name for the merging government reform groups California Forward and Think Long.  Because the ridiculousness of the name should be as ridiculous as the hailed move. This is what fo...

Apple Cracking Textbook Racket

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Apple Cracking Textbook Racket

John Seiler: The biggest ripoff going is textbooks for K-12 and, even worse, college. I know some college kids who spend way more than $1,000 a year for required textbooks for their college classes. Usually the texts are sub-par regurgitations of P.C. claptrap. And the professors who write the tex...

Redevelopment Agencies Facing Default

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

JAN. 23, 2012 By CHRISS STREET Public officials are scrambling to deal with the California Supreme Court’s decision in California Redevelopment Agency vs. Matosantos. It upheld the elimination of the RDAs last year by Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Legislature. The Legislation canceled the...

LA Students Regurgitate Govt. Food

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

John Seiler: Food fight! I love it when kids rebel against the government schools. Reported CBS Los Angeles: "The revamped school lunches at Los Angeles Unified School District have won awards, commending them for improving the menu at the second largest school district in the nation. Too bad the ...

Courts Undermine State’s Initiative System

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Jan. 20, 2012 I voted against Proposition 215, the so-called Compassionate Use Act, which legalized marijuana use here in the nation’s largest pot-growing state for -- wink, wink, nod, nod -- “medicinal purposes.” That’s why it is rather ironic that I find myself compelled to come to the d...

Brown: Proving The ‘Declinists’ Wrong

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

JAN. 18, 2012 By KATY GRIMES Was it Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address today? Or the "more show than substance” address, as some lawmakers dubbed it? Brown defended High-Speed Rail, pushed for implementation of AB 32, touted economic recovery, criticized “dystopian journalists” ...

CA Credit Rating Nothing to Celebrate

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

JAN. 17, 2012 They were slapping high fives in the offices of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer this week. Why the celebration?  Because California no longer has the nation’s worst credit rating, according to Moody’s Investors Service. “The reason we’ve improved our standing,” said Tom Dress...

CA GOP Going to Elephant Graveyard?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

JAN. 17, 2012 Many in the media say that Republicans are rapidly becoming irrelevant in California, and will become nothing more than an afterthought after the next election. Even a Capitol press club, made up of declining "old media" newspaper, radio and television reporters, recently indicated...

CA Should Sell Univ. Football Teams

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

John Seiler: To avoid bankruptcy, any sensible business or family begins selling things: cars, TVs, computers, office furniture, etc. Otherwise, the stuff might be sold anyway at a bankruptcy auction. Not California. The state owns billions of dollars of property it could sell, but doesn't. Here'...

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