November, 2012

State pot votes spark freedom

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Nov. 25, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- When it comes to real political change, the people almost always are light years ahead of the politicians, most of whom are so worried about re-election they take only carefully crafted positions that appeal to their core constituencies. If anything,...

Sac Bee story on worker pay fails to mention ‘step’ auto-raises

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Nov. 23, 2012 By Chris Reed Many California government workers -- and more than half of all teachers -- get "step" pay raises every year just for accumulating seniority. Teachers and some other workers can also get "column" pay raises for additional education, even if it is unrelated to their jobs...

Secession fever: Don’t catch it

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Nov. 19, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- Psychiatrists talk about the progressive stages of grief people experience after suffering a devastating loss in their personal lives, moving from denial to anger to bargaining (i.e., trying to strike a "deal" with a higher power) to depression and, f...

Californians give Dems PIN numbers

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Nov. 16, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- After the election results came in, I started searching for two things: a stiff drink and a good out-of-state real estate agent. The national election sends troubling signs about the direction of the country, but nothing much will change from the pas...

After election, CA lawmakers travel with lobbyists

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

SFPD relying on citizens with cameras

Monday, November 5th, 2012

State wants conservative Arizona donor group audited

Monday, November 5th, 2012

CSU Chancellor approved legislative scorecard

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Election pits civic duty against cynicism

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Nov. 4, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO –- It's been years since I cared deeply about any election, yet I find myself back to old habits -- tracking polls and dealing with conflicting feelings that emerge this time of year. My sense of deep cynicism, born of years reporting on government vena...