April, 2012

Brown gets religion on tax increases

Monday, April 30th, 2012

April 30, 2012 By John Seiler Hey, I thought we had "separation of state" in America? Even though it's not exactly in the Constitution, but imposed by court rulings. Anyway, Gov. Jerry Brown has been campaigning in churches for his tax increases. "We've got to take this message to the schools, t...

Equal employment for criminals

Monday, April 30th, 2012

April 30, 2012 By Katy Grimes A recent decision by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is about to undo many decades of law, while taking rights away from employers--again. Using the well-worn "level the playing field" adage, the EEOC just ruled 4-1, that employers cannot use a...

Los Angeles teeters on the brink of bankruptcy

Monday, April 30th, 2012

April 30, 2012 By Brian Calle Taxpayers in Los Angeles are facing a major crisis if Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other officials do not begin to address the systemic, structural issues putting the city on the fast track to economic upheaval. The situation is similar to that in other California...

OC Grand Jury: Eliminate all special districts

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Elected official pensions: target for reform?

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Lawmakers mix fundraising with work in Sacramento

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Gov. Brown punts on jobs creation

Monday, April 30th, 2012

April 30, 2012 By Joseph Perkins  California Gov. Jerry Brown appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” yesterday, during which he listed items “right at the top” of the state agenda, including pension reform, renewable energy, the California water plan and high-speed rail.  The governor ne...

Prop. 25 never promised accountability

Monday, April 30th, 2012

April 30, 2012 By Katy Grimes California voters were duped by Democratic politicians, and they will probably do it again. Proposition 25, the "no budget, no pay" measure, was the creation of über liberal former state Sen. John Burton. Prop 25 was sold to voters as an accountability measure in ...

California to middle class: Drop dead

Monday, April 30th, 2012

April 30, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- The new USC study pointing to a much-slower rate of population growth in California has been greeted by demographers and urban planners as good news, in that it supposedly gives our state's leaders a little breathing room to better plan for the futur...

FPPC chair backs away from mandatory disclosure of blogger payments

Monday, April 30th, 2012

April 30, 2012 By John Hrabe  Following widespread criticism from online pundits and free speech advocates, California’s political watchdog is backing away from a plan to require news websites and bloggers to disclose payments received from campaigns and political committees. Ann Ravel, chairw...