Calif. gas prices more than double in 8 years 16

April 28, 2012

By John Seiler

The following chart I made from GasBuddy.com, which also lets you find the cheapest local gas prices. The chart shows gas prices in three areas for the past eight years. Note that Los Angeles (blue line) and San Francisco (orange line) usually have the same prices, with S.F. sometimes a little higher, reflecting the high taxes and extra regulations of the Pyrite State.… Read more

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Calif. just for rich folks now 0

April 28, 2012

By John Seiler

California is just for rich folks now. If you’re middle class, I suggest getting out. If you’re poor, you can get EBT cards, Section 8 housing, etc., but then you’re hooked into the government system.

Some of my previous posts on this topic raised the hackles of some readers, especially when I blamed Peter Douglas, the late head of the California Coastal Commission, for much of the attack on the middle class.… Read more

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Abortion expansion bill gasps for life 26

April 27, 2012

By Dave Roberts

California women abort their unborn children at a significantly higher rate than the rest of the country, accounting for nearly one in five abortions in the United States. But for many Democratic politicians and abortion providers there aren’t enough abortions in the Golden State. Rather than keeping it safe, legal and rare, as the slogan goes, they are determined to expand abortion access, even if it might result in more injuries to women.… Read more

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Feinstein offers pact with water devil 32

April 27, 2012

By Wayne Lusvardi

Yesterday U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., responded to a Republican-backed water bill stalled in the U.S. Senate with a deal that might end up as a pact with the water devil for farmers and water agencies.

Feinstein included provisions in an amended Senate Appropriations agriculture and energy bill to possibly provide more certainty of water supplies for Central Valley farmers.… Read more

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The Prop. 25 bait and switch 1

April 27, 2012

By Joseph Perkins

For years, Sacramento’s tax-and-spend Democrats tried to figure out a way to persuade California voters to amend the state Constitution to require a simple — rather than two-thirds — majority of the Legislature to pass the state budget.

In 2010, they finally hit pay dirt with Proposition 25, the so-called “On-Time Budget Act.”

The Democrat-backed measure allowed a simple majority to pass the budget.… Read more

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Dems stonewall accountability for Legislature 7

April 26, 2012

By Katy Grimes

SACRAMENTO — If revenge is a dish best served cold, it’s downright arctic in the California Legislature.

Two members of the Assembly just found out how frosty politics can be when there is a chilling, and deliberate betrayal of trust.

Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, R-Bakersfield, and Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada-Flintridge, each had their posteriors handed to them this week, and were punished by Assembly leadership for daring to defy malfeasance within the Legislature.… Read more

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AB 1692 could halt city bankruptcies 40

April 26, 2012

By Katy Grimes

SACRAMENTO — Bankruptcy still haunts California cities six months after Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law AB 506. Written by Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, the bill made it more difficult for municipalities to file bankruptcy, such as requiring negotiations with creditors before a bankruptcy can be filed.

When AB 506 was only four months into law, Wieckowski started pushing a new bankruptcy bill, AB 1692.… Read more

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