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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, to the colleges and, yes, to the churches, to the faith community that knows that man doesn’t live by bread alone,” said a man who himself is exceedingly wealthy because of oil deals his late father, former Gov.… Read moreRead More
April 30, 2012
By Katy Grimes
Using the well-worn “level the playing field” adage, the EEOC just ruled 4-1, that employers cannot use a criminal background check, or a job applicant’s criminal record, when making an employment decision.… Read moreRead More
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 cities such as Stockton and Vallejo.
Much ado has been made about the city’s projected $238 million budget shortfall for fiscal year 2012-2013 and the mayor’s proposal to cut jobs and tinker around the edges of pension reform.… Read moreRead More
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.Read More
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 which lawmakers’ pay would be withheld if they couldn’t pass a balanced budget on time.… Read moreRead More
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 future. The rate of growth has slowed to about 1 percent a year, the result of fewer immigrants coming here and many Californians heading to other states.… Read moreRead More
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, chairwoman of the Fair Political Practices Commission, announced earlier this month her intention to pursue regulations of bloggers that are funded to advocate for or against candidates.… Read moreRead More