Breaking News-July, 2012

Officials’ foolishness slams cities

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

July 23, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- First, Vallejo, in 2008. Next, Stockton, then Mammoth Lakes and, now, San Bernardino and soon, perhaps, Compton. As Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach told Bloomberg News, the bankruptcy dominoes are starting to fall. One California city after ano...

Trophy train project, legacy for lawmakers

Monday, July 9th, 2012

July 9, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO -- After listening to two days last week of floor debate in the California Assembly and Senate, it became painfully obvious that the vote on the state's high-speed train was nothing more than a legacy vote for politicians. Passage of SB 1029 approved $8 b...

Student loan slavery

Friday, July 6th, 2012

July 6, 2012 By John Seiler I tell youngsters all the time: Don't go into debt for college! Not that they listen to me, any more than I listened to my elders when I was their age. At least when I was in college, 1973-77, college debt was almost unheard of, so we couldn't commit that folly. And ex...

Time to bring back Calif. Justices of the Peace

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

July 2, 2012 By Michael Warnken Upon recent news of the state’s $16 billion dollar budget deficit, the legislature began making deep cuts in numerous programs. One of the most devastating cuts of $544 million was to the state judiciary. On June 13, there was a large rally in front of the Capital...

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