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How your CA legislators spent spring break

April 3, 2013 By CalWatchdog Staff. April 3, 2013 By John Hrabe California state legislators returned to the Capitol this week after a week-long spring vacation. The Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Alert already pointed out that spring break is “something California legislators and college students have in common.” That made us think of those tedious school essays, “How I Spent My Spring Break.” So, how did legislato...

Judge: Stockton can go belly up

April 2, 2013 By CalWatchdog Staff. April 2, 2013 By John Seiler It’s official: The city of Stockton is bankrupt. On April 1, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein ruled that Stockton's bankruptcy can proceed. "It's apparent to me the city would not be able to perform its obligations to its citizens on fundamental public safety as well as other basic government services without the ability to have the muscle of the c...

Economics curriculum bill changes one word in education code

Economics curriculum bill changes one word in education code
April 2, 2013 By CalWatchdog Staff. April 2, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO -- A one-word change in the state education code is going through the cumbersome legislative process at the state Capitol. Is the bill necessary? The one-word answer is "no." The bill, as adopted in the Assembly Education Committee, will not make any changes other than altering the word "preparedness" to "literacy," as it pertains to economi...

Bullet train bulldozes a new ‘Chinatown’

April 2, 2013 By CalWatchdog Staff. April 2, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi Roman Polanski’s 1974 classic movie, "Chinatown," was inspired by California’s water wars of almost a century ago.  A modern day version of the movie seems to be playing out in California’s proposed bullet train and Delta Tunnels projects over who will get the “wealth effect” from these massive public works projects. The real life back story ...
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