Assembly passes bad Cap and Trade bill 18

May 29, 2012 Katy Grimes: The Assembly today passed the controversial Cap and Trade bill,  Assembly Bill 1532, by Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, which would deposit Cap and Trade carbon credit permit monies into a new Greenhouse Gas

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California counting its carbon tax riches 15

May 29, 2012 By Katy Grimes While the rest of the country shuns carbon trading schemes, California politicians continue to embrace the concept, and are forging ahead with a Cap and Trade carbon trading system. But eight states have dropped

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“Debacle:” Obama’s space alien movie made in California 40

May 29, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi President Barack Obama’s “stimulus” flying saucer landed in California in February 2009. This isn’t something from Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.” It’s the actual description from Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist.

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CA debt much larger than reported 17

May 29, 2012 By Katy Grimes Reports of California’s debt usually just include the $17 billion budget deficit. But California also owes the federal government $14 billion, and public schools $10 billion. While California sputters under  the massive debt, legislators

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Tom Fuentes’ California Legacy Continues 0

May 28, 2012 By Brian Calle Saying goodbye to a friend is never easy. Last week was particularly difficult for many residents of Orange County and elsewhere who had known – or had their lives impacted by – Tom Fuentes.

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More perks for our government masters 0

May 26, 2012 By Steven Greenhut Democrats and Republicans in the California Legislature have once again broadcast this troubling fact: they are far more concerned about the ever-expanding demands of a relatively small group of public sector union members than

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UC San Fran’ s hypocrisy on Prop. 29 campaign funding 14

May 25, 2012 By John Seiler I love this part of the political campaign, just before the election, because the candidates and special interests get desperate and start slinging mud at one another. The late, great columnist Mike Royko said

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Growing CA’s education welfare system 38

May 25, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — Democratic Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, has been pushing unusually hard to get a tax bill passed, but it’s not looking good. There is no getting around the fact that AB 1500,

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Big dairy sours on state price controls 2

May 25, 2012 By Joseph Perkins A civil war has broken out within California’s dairy industry, pitting milk producers against cheesemakers. The two sides are at odds over the state Department of Food and Agriculture’s valuation of whey, the liquid

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Prop 29 shaping up to be fiscal disaster 20

May 25, 2012 By Katy Grimes What do stem cell research and cancer research have in common? In California, both health causes serve as money making mechanisms for bureaucrats. Stem cell research In 2004, California voters passed the stem cell

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