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Debra Saunders: Arnold a flop
One of my favorite columnists is Debra Saunders of Chronicle. She's survived the ongoing demise of newspapers, at least so far. Her take on Arnold's State of the State address is similar to mine (which was published yesterday in our news section). She writes: Mention Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger - y...
NEW: De Leon rebuked for scrapping oversight office
In a curious action, new state California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, has scrapped the government oversight office created by his predecessor, former Sen. Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento. The move has swiftly earned de Leon a fresh round of criticism. Steinberg himse...
NEW: Teacher pay raises gobble up Prop 30, LCFF funds
In 2012, California voters approved Proposition 30, which temporarily raised sales taxes on everyone and income taxes on the wealthy. The measure was sold with the promise it would directly help public education. It was "for the kids." In 2013, the California Legislature approved a dramatic chang...
High-speed rail lawsuits pit CA vs. USA
  Like the famous 1860s race to build a railroad across America to California, an epic battle is shaping up over the state’s high-speed rail project. Only this time it’s a legal contest of federal vs. state jurisdiction. It may eventually take the highest law in the land, the U.S. Supre...
CA firefighter makes $508,893
The problem of absurdly high compensation for government workers in California never seems to get better. The latest from the Orange County Register's Watchdog: Several California firefighters managed to triple their base salaries by working tons of overtime last year, according to competing data o...
After 2014 successes, CA GOP leaders seek second term
Two years ago, Jim Brulte chastised his party for losing seats to laziness. “There were three Assembly seats that were lost because we got lazy,” Brulte said shortly after taking the helm as chairman of the California Republican Party in March 2013. "Leaders lead by example, and we have to b...
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