Feinstein ignores gun stats, announces bill to ban guns 20

Dec. 31, 2012 By Katy Grimes Despite a recent report by the  Federal Bureau of Investigation which found that violent crime decreased in 2011, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein released a summary of her legislation to ban assault weapons. Yet Feinstein said her goal

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Why minorities are cold to green agenda: what Politico missed 3

Dec. 31, 2012 By Chris Reed Politico reporter Talia Buford had a weekend analysis piece about the environmental movement’s theories on why its sweeping proposals haven’t advanced in Washington. The main thesis: “The green movement dreams of pushing major bills

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Sacramento ‘recovery’ reliant on government growth 13

Dec. 30, 2012 By Katy Grimes A front page news story in Sunday’s Sacramento Bee claimed that 2012 “is shaping up as another year of solid but not spectacular economic growth – more groundbreakings, more cars sold, more stores and restaurants

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Tran scandal could keep air board chief from EPA post 6

Dec. 30, 2012 By Chris Reed As soon as I heard EPA chief Lisa Jackson was leaving, I took to Twitter to predict state air board chair Mary Nichols would be considered a hot candidate for the job, as she

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10 predictions for California 2013 44

Dec. 30, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — California’ Democratic leaders are giddy about the future now that they have gained everything they wanted in the last election — voter-approved tax increases and a two-thirds supermajority in both houses of the Legislature,

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California unemployment much higher than govt. admits 7

Dec. 30, 2012 By Stephen Frank I love how the Democrats are crowing about the “California Recovery.” Specifically, they want you to believe that unemployment is slowly declining in the State.  Not so. This is from the California Employment Development

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Stats don’t back CA gun grab 2

Dec. 29 By Steven Greenhut — California’s Democratic legislators are actively introducing measures designed to limit our ability to defend ourselves with firearms, yet the Sacramento Bee reported today that gun deaths have been going down even as gun ownership

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In helping unions, state Supreme Court makes like 9th Circuit 5

Dec. 29, 2013 By Chris Reed In 2004, in a case involving union pickets on the property of a California grocery state, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia explicitly ruled that they had no special

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Solar power fries ratepayers 8

Dec. 29, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Most lawmakers in Sacramento have no idea who Robert K. Merton was. But they almost certainly are familiar with terms the late great American social scientist introduced into the popular lexicon, including “unintended consequences.”

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California health exchanges – ‘Mo Money’ 12

Dec. 28, 2012 By Katy Grimes The Obama administration has a lot riding on California’s implementation of Obamacare, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. How the state implements the new insurance exchanges, and whether or not

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