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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Tax Polls Irrelevant Now 0

John Seiler: Joel Fox makes some good points about the recent PPIC poll on tax increases. Supposedly the poll showed big margins of folks backing tax increases. But Fox pointed out that the recent Republican poll numbers in the primary

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Greenhut Dissects State of the Union 5

John Seiler: Writing on Bloomberg, our colleague Steven Greenhut dissected President Obama’s State of the Union speech. You can read the whole thing there. But here’s the part on California: —————————————— Steven Greenhut: He called for a new era of

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U.S., CA Attack Manufacturing

JAN. 25, 2012 By JOHN SEILER New reports show how both the U.S. and California governments have imposed severe anti-manufacturing regulations impeding economic recovery and growth. President Obama and Gov. Jerry Brown pay lip service to creating good middle-class jobs.

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No Silver Bullet For Rail Plan 3

JAN. 25, 2012 By KATY GRIMES Like Dracula rising from the grave, High-Speed Rail just won’t die. Even with the latest in a long line of damning reports blasting the growing rail monster, the reports have had the impact of a Nerf gun.

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Hollywood-Style Rail Pander

Katy Grimes: In the OMG category, I caught a 30 second commercial tonight on a local Sacramento television channel that asked, “Wanna go to the Grammys? Get your creative juices flowing and create a 30 second commercial about the excitement

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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

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CA Boasts 2/3 of U.S. Shale Oil Reserves 15

JAN. 24, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Back on Dec. 21, 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown said at a Jewish Menorah-lighting ceremony, “Today’s miracle is not to find more oil, but to utilize the sun.”  Brown was touting solar energy projects. But

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Initiative Would Bring Back Part-Time Leg 0

JAN. 24, 2012 By KATY GRIMES A ballot initiative planned for the November ballot could result in fewer bills coming out of the Capitol, potentially saving California taxpayers and business owners “tens of millions of dollars.” Despite widespread disapproval of

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SMUD’s Creative Rate Increase Lingo 7

Katy Grimes: The Sacramento Municipal Utility District is changing some of its rate terminology in order to charge higher rates. The utility company claims that it really is “an effort to better define for customers what they are paying for and

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