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Tax board attack on business: Do governor’s appointees just tune him out?

January 20, 2013 By admin. Commentary Jan. 18, 2013 By Chris Reed That California is extraordinarily hostile to business is accepted as a given by just about everyone who is an executive, manager or small-business owner in the state.  But Democrats and some in the media routinely challenge this assumption, and some genuinely seem to believe it's nothing but a talking point used by business interests to gain un...

Gov. Brown turns attention to immigration

January 19, 2013 By Joseph Perkins. Jan. 18, 2013 By Joseph Perkins California is home to nearly one-quarter of the nation’s 11 million or so illegal immigrants. So it is understandable, laudable even, that Gov. Jerry Brown intends to be a player in upcoming discussions back in Washington on comprehensive immigration reform. “I’ll be directing some efforts on national reform,” Brown said Thursday, in a statement...

Rail project begins grabbing CA farmers’ land

Rail project begins grabbing CA farmers’ land
January 18, 2013 By admin. Jan. 18, 2013 By Katy Grimes Before high-speed rail planners can do anything with the Central Valley route, they are looking at an estimated $360 million to buy out 356 privately-owned land parcels along the route. According to a recent legal decision, holdouts will be bought out through courts, “whether they like it or not,” to use Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s infamous 2008 state...

California pension Death Star approaching

January 18, 2013 By admin. Jan. 18, 2013 By Chriss Street When Moody’s Investors Services issued a “Request for Comment” last July about their plan to begin recalculating the effect of massive state and local unfunded pension liabilities on credit quality, I warned that this would eventually result in the across-the-board slashing of municipal bond credit ratings and numerous municipal bankruptcies in Cal...
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