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Nurse union exploits Ebola crisis in negotiations

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October 17, 2014 By John Hrabe. Seizing on the growing concern about the deadly West African virus, the California Nurses Association, one of the state's most powerful unions, has added several Ebola-related provisions to its list of demands in its ongoing dispute with Kaiser Permanente. The two sides have been at an impasse for months over a new four-year contract for nurses at Kaiser's Northern California hosp...

CA Supreme Court decision not full victory for high-speed rail

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October 17, 2014 By Kathy Hamilton. On Wednesday, the California Supreme Court declined to review of an appellate Court decision regarding the project. The case commonly is referred to as “Tos/Fukuda/Kings County” after the county and two residents who sued to stop the project. This meant the July 31 ruling of the 3rd Appellate District Court stands; and the California High-Speed Rail Authority, which runs t...

CA voters may upend national crime policy again

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October 16, 2014 By James Poulos. Thanks to a new ballot measure, Proposition 47, voters in California could soon eliminate the last vestiges of the state's tough-on-crime reputation. In a sea change from the 1990s, when high-profile, grisly crimes seized the state's attention, Californians have helped drive the national conversation about criminal justice toward a kinder, gentler approach. But the reality propellin...

VIDEO: Gov. Brown’s High-Speed Boondoggle Chugs On

NEW: VIDEO: Gov. Brown’s High-Speed Boondoggle Chugs On
October 16, 2014 By admin. Why would Gov. Brown make high-speed rail a budget priority? The Heritage Foundation's Stephen Moore joins CalWatchdog's James Poulos to discuss better transportation options that would actually serve the needs of Californians. ...
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