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Prop 35. toughens sex crime penalties

October 26, 2012 By admin. Oct. 26, 2012 By Dave Roberts When Dellena Hoyer first started turning tricks, she was 12 years old. She told her story to a joint legislative safety committee informational hearing in August on Proposition 35, which seeks to increase penalties for human trafficking and sex crimes. “I’m a survivor and advocate for children who are being trafficked,” said Hoyer. “Thirty-eight y...

New small biz survey supposedly supports tax increases

October 26, 2012 By admin. Oct. 26, 2012 By Katy Grimes A new survey of 500 small businesses claims that a majority of small business owners want high income earners to be taxed more. This is difficult to believe, and amazing timing with the election less than two weeks away. I participated in an early morning conference call on Thursday with Small Business Majority. They just published the survey titled, "S...

Prop. 34 latest attempt to abolish Calif. death penalty

October 25, 2012 By admin. Oct. 25, 2012 By Dave Roberts On May 1, 1992, Eric Houston, 20, strode into Lindhurst High School in Yuba County with a 12-gauge shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle. He shot and killed a teacher and three students, wounded 10 others and held 80 students hostage before surrendering after police promised he would serve no more than five years in a minimum security prison. Houston went on t...

Do tax hikes drive out millionaires?

Do tax hikes drive out millionaires?
October 25, 2012 By admin. Oct. 25, 2012 By John Seiler Just in time for an election about raising millionaires' taxes comes a study saying they won't leave. Instead, when their taxes are raised, they'll stay and shout, "Thank you, sir! May I have another!" The California Budget Project is touting the study, "Millionaire Migration: The Impact of Top Tax Rates." The study is by two professors, Charles Varner and...
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