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A cruel month for public employee unions 11

June 22, 2012 By Joseph Perkins California public employee unions were already having a bad June, what with passage of public pension-reform ballot measures by voters in both San Diego and San Jose over the opposition of union bosses. But

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Assembly committee kills bond misuse bill 8

June 20, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — California’s bond debt is on steroids, but it’s the taxpaying residents who will be responsible for the financial meltdown. California politicians are well known for their budget fund shifts, “borrowing” from agencies and

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Tequila shots for an ‘honest budget’ 0

June 18, 2012 By Katy Grimes As Legislative leaders worked so diligently to pass the sham budget last week, their motive was obvious—they wanted to be paid. Even when they miserably fail at the only aspect of the job they

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Election boosts privatization drives 0

June 8, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Voters in San Jose and San Diego sent a loud, clear message to public employees unions this week that they can no longer expect gold-plated benefit packages and immunity from private competition. Santa Cruz

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CA shakedown headed for a breakdown

June 4, 2012 By Katy Grimes California legislators looked as if they were working hard last week, with hundreds of bills to debate and vote on. But it wasn’t difficult to see that much of it was for show. They

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Bill to create ‘segregated’ school discipline 16

June 1, 2012 Katy Grimes: With all of the recent talk about nanny states and politicians interjecting themselves into the personal lives of citizens, another such bill was passed in the Assembly Thursday. But this bill will allow the state of

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