Breaking News-March, 2012

Feinstein Ends Truce, Restarts Water Wars

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

MARCH 29, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI California's water wars are back. U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., sent a letter to the Association of California Water Agencies late Tuesday March 27 again pitting North against South. The letter stated Feinstein was no longer entertaining compromise legi...

Climate Change Can Wait For Nov. Election

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Katy Grimes: Taking a page from national political campaigns, California's highly politically charged Air Resources Board made a surprise decision yesterday to postpone the first cap and trade auction from August to November -- after the November election. At an informational hearing about how t...

Free Speech Under Attack in Sac

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Katy Grimes: Silencing dissenting political opinions is a tactic used throughout history when one political party dominates. In Democratically-dominated California, some on the left are trying to gin up interest in silencing talk radio. Across the U.S., there have been frequent discussions and even...

S.F. Upholds Right to Hold Public Officials Accountable

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Commentary MARCH 27, 2012 By MICHAEL WARNKEN I have been casually watching the events in San Francisco involving Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and the county Board of Supervisors. The sheriff recently plead guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence in an incident involving his wife on New Years Eve. This...

Tax and Spend, Tax and Spend

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

John Seiler: Shouldn't frugality be the order of the day? The state faces a $20 budget deficit and Gov. Jerry Brown is pushing a $9 billion tax increase. Not for our Legislature! For them, the tax increases exist to waste even more money. It's the same old "tax and spend, tax and spend, tax and sp...

Jerry Brown: ‘Governor 13.3%’

Monday, March 26th, 2012

John Seiler: A Wall Street Journal editorial headline today branded Gov. Jerrry Brown: "Governor 13.3%." That's the percentage California's top income tax rate would be if he finagles voters into passing his tax hike this November. It's a great headline. And I'm going to use the phrase to refer to...

Cal State Presidents Receive Perks and Benefits Worth 50% of Base Pay

Monday, March 26th, 2012

MARCH 26, 2012 By JOHN HRABE California State University presidents receive perks and benefits worth as much as 50 percent of their base salaries, or more than $145,000 per year, according to compensation data released by two campuses. Cal State Sacramento and San Jose State University disclosed t...

CA Pols Calling For Change To U.S. Constitution

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Katy Grimes: California Democrats are pushing for Congress to amend the United States Constitution, and impose limits on political corporate contributions. Really. At issue is the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court decision. In January 2010, the United States Supreme ...

Job Lies: When Will ‘Green’ = ‘Dishonest’?

Monday, March 26th, 2012

MARCH 26, 2012 By CHRIS REED Just as red and blue have become associated with Republicans and Democrats, respectively, because of Election Night maps, will green someday become a synonym for fraud and dishonesty? After listening to Gov. Jerry Brown's two years of lies, prevarications and fantasies...

Water Socialists Are All Wet

Monday, March 26th, 2012

March 26, 2012 Faced with rising water rates, some politicians and community activists in Southern California are revisiting a fundamental question that most of us thought had been answered by the collapse of the Soviet Union: Is government the most efficient provider of services? We know of the p...

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