Both sides in water war need smelt to provoke compromise 7

Feb. 27, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi You probably read the news headlines this past month on the Delta smelt fish with curiosity about what was really going on: * “Delta water diversions reduced to protect smelt” — Feb. 11; * “Once again, water

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Obamacare: Not enough doctors in CA, FL 4

Feb. 26, 2013 By John Seiler An axiom of Econ. 101 is: Lower cost increases demand. That’s what’s happening to Obamacare. By cutting the price of health care to zero for more patients, it’s greatly increasing demand. More people that

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High-Speed Rail hearing cuts off opposing speakers 15

Feb. 26, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — At Assembly Transportation Committee hearings in the Capitol on Monday, Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, cut the microphone of two speakers during the three minutes left for public comment at the end. The

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Bridge over troubled cities 4

Feb. 26, 2013 By Katy Grimes Since 2007, the city of Sacramento has been threatening to build another major bridge over the Sacramento River between West Sacramento and Sacramento. Our then-City Council and Mayor agreed with West Sacramento that a bridge

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CA suffers 3 of 8 “most miserable” cities 5

Feb. 23, 2013 By John Seiler In Forbes’ new ranking, three of the eight “most miserable” cities in the United States are in California: Modesto (No. 5 worst), Vallejo (No. 6) and Stockton (No. 8). Cities were graded on such

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Obamacare in Washington, D.C.

Feb. 22, 2013 By John Seiler Although Washington, D.C. now has some “home rule” by local democracy, the U.S. Constitution actually gives all power over the District to the U.S. Congress. So the feds really run it. The functioning of

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Freer home sales market draws Californians to Texas 14

Feb. 21, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi What draws working and middle class Californians to states like Texas is mostly a freer home sales market, which brings lower prices.  A zero state income tax rate and lower business tax rates that

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Republican lawmaker touts bill pushed by labor bullies 10

Feb. 21, 2013 By Chris Reed You don’t have to be a union hater to be amazed at all the different ways labor decides to make its Sacramento puppets jump through hoops. The latest example is legislation that would require

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High-speed rail enthusiasts dream of national system 5

Feb. 20, 2013 By John Seiler High-speed rail enthusiasts don’t just want it for California. They want the whole country covered by high-speed rail tracks. An alert CalWatchDog.com reader tipped me off to this from the Plan Your City Web

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More fracking would increase CA tax revenue 5

Feb. 19, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi Is California the only state that does not have an oil and gas tax? This is what some politicians and advocates want you to believe and the mainstream media fail to fact check.  But

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