Push for charter cities enrages unions 19

Part 1 of a series on charter cities. Sept. 30, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — The November election is shaping up to be a biggie, and probably even a game changer. In addition to California’s tax increase ballot initiatives

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Government Motors cancels anti-Prop. 39 ads 2

Sept. 30, 2012 By John Seiler Surprise! The government-run company decided not to challenge the government tax increase. Government Motors, the leader of companies that were going to opposed the massive, $1 billion tax on out-of-state businesses called Proposition 39,

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Video: Interview with Judge Jim Gray, Libertarian VP candidate, Part 2

Sept. 29, 2012 By Brian Calle I recently talked to Judge Jim Gray, Libertarian vice presidential candidate, about the legalization of drugs, border security and immigration. Gray is a retired Superior Court judge from Orange County. The first part of my

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Companies, jobs streaming out of Calif. 25

Sept. 29, 2012 By John Seiler The progressive California utopia foisted on us by ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and current Gov. Jerry Brown is killing jobs by the thousand. The latest: “In an abrupt announcement that caught state and local business

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Obama’s Social Security Disability policy busting Calif. general fund 37

Sept. 28, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Here’s the dirty secret of Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 tax increase of $8.5 billion. Most of it would not go to education, as advertised. Instead, it indirectly would go to plugging a gaping

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Yes to Desalination 13

Sept. 28, 2012 By Joseph Perkins The Western Hemisphere’s largest seawater desalination plant moved a huge step closer to actually being built with the tentative agreement Thursday by the San Diego County Water Authority to buy all the water produced

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Calif. business leakage is a bummer 17

Sept. 28, 2012 Katy Grimes: The word ‘leakage’ is the new politically correct term used by legislators, the Governor, bureaucrats and the California Air Resources Board to describe what happens when California businesses leave the state because of tax increases and

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The sad reason Steinberg’s right about significance of his education bill 2

Sept. 28, 2012 By Chris Reed Some self-serving bragging by one of California’s most powerful politicians is more illuminating than he may think. This is from John Fensterwald’s story on edsource.org: “Senate Bill 1458, which will shift California’s chief measure

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Kudos to Brown on lawsuit bill 3

Steven Greenhut: Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law today SB 1186, which fights those predatory lawsuits by attorneys who use the Americans with Disabilities Act to shake down businesses for legal settlements even if they have done nothing wrong. ADA

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Breaking public-employee pensions: The political path 86

Second in a series on public pensions. The first is here. Sept. 27, 2012 By Mark Cabaniss In taking on the California pension problem, the first step is dispelling some large, tenacious and commonly held illusions. The first illusion is

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