Feinstein Ends Truce, Restarts Water Wars 18

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

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Climate Change Can Wait For Nov. Election 0

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

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Free Speech Under Attack in Sac 6

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

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S.F. Upholds Right to Hold Public Officials Accountable 6

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

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Tax and Spend, Tax and Spend 0

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

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Jerry Brown: ‘Governor 13.3%’ 19

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.

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Cal State Presidents Receive Perks and Benefits Worth 50% of Base Pay 14

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

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CA Pols Calling For Change To U.S. Constitution 14

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 Court  reached the landmark

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Job Lies: When Will ‘Green’ = ‘Dishonest’? 7

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

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Water Socialists Are All Wet 0

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

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