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State pot votes spark freedom 34

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

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Sac Bee story on worker pay fails to mention ‘step’ auto-raises 1

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

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Secession fever: Don’t catch it 15

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”

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Californians give Dems PIN numbers 18

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

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Election pits civic duty against cynicism 4

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.

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