Breaking News-February, 2012

Republicans Preparing California Comeback

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

FEB. 29, 2012 By BRIAN CALLE BURLINGAME -- CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN CONVENTION -- Will California be Reagan Country again? California’s Republican Party in recent years has been relegated to a regional party with little ability to gain traction in statewide elections. The devastating results for t...

CA Dems Push Sham River ‘Consensus’

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

FEB. 29, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI The waters are being roiled again in the Delta. The roiling concerns H.R. 1837, the Republican-backed San Joaquin River Reliability Act currently pending before the U.S. House of Representatives. Northern California Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, says the bi...

Broke State Budget Hits Dead End

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

FEB. 29, 2012 By KATY GRIMES In in an effort to avoid a cash-flow problem, State Treasurer Bill Lockyer appeared on Bloomberg news last week talking about the sale of $1 billion in state revenue anticipation notes to Barclay's and JP Morgan. “The private placement deal is part of a $3.3 billi...

Sen. GOP Blocks Cal State Confirmation

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

FEB. 28, 2012 By JOHN HRABE The Senate Republican Caucus scored a major victory for taxpayers Monday by blocking the confirmation of the embattled chairman of the California State University Board of Trustees, Herbert Carter. Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, told the Los ...

Military Base Closures Could Hit Economy

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

FEB. 28, 2012 By KATY GRIMES California’s economy is in the tank. That is old news. While there doesn't seem to be relief on the horizon, there is now talk about military base closures. And as with any large employer planning on leaving the state or closing, the economic impacts to the state cou...

Obamacare Will Amputate California Dream

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

FEB. 28, 2012 by WAYNE LUSVARDI Rationing health care under Obamacare will end up politicizing and bankrupting the medical financing system, just as Medicare does.  And there will be middle-class resistance to Obamacare when it is realized that this will end the American Dream of leaving your wea...

CA Is The Worst Run State!

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Katy Grimes: California might have to-die-for weather, but everything else is the Pits. A recent study was done to find the best and worst run states...and the winner is... Wyoming! The loser is... California. For the second year, 24/7 Wall St. ranked the 50 states from the best to worst run. Th...

California Wants to ‘Out’ Judges

Monday, February 27th, 2012

John Seiler: California just keeps getting nuttier. Why do we put up with it? Why do we stay here? Judges should have one requirement: They should apply the U.S. Constitution, the California Constitution and all the laws impartially and fairly. That's it. It shouldn't matter if all justices and ...

Cal State Pay Scandal Repeats 1990

Monday, February 27th, 2012
Cal State Pay Scandal Repeats 1990

FEB. 27, 2012 By JOHN HRABE Under Herbert Carter’s tenure, the Cal State University system has approved “hefty salary increases” for its top executives “without public input” during the state’s “most dire funding predicament.” Those aren’t quotes from recent news stories about t...

Municipal Bankruptcy Stalks Stockton

Monday, February 27th, 2012

FEB. 27, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Stockton, California’s 13th largest city, may be moving from “Fat City” to “Mudville.” Both were former historical names for Stockton.  “BK” is shorthand for bankruptcy. On Feb. 23, Stockton City Manager Robert Deis asked the city council to suspend ...

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