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Controller 2014: Why the cost of a recount favors Betty Yee
The too-close-to-call race for state controller remained unchanged Friday morning -- as Lake County has yet to count its 6,053 unprocessed ballots. San Mateo County, the only other county in the state with unprocessed ballots, has just four provisional ballots to review. Board of Equalization mem...
Brown cuts down size, scope of water bond
  Would half a water bond sell better to voters than the full $11 billion bond scheduled to be on the ballot in November? That's what's now before the California Legislature in a new proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown. In 2009 the  Legislature passed Assembly Bill 29, the Safe, Clean Reliab...
Dem Legislature passes more tax cuts
Who said California Democrats oppose tax cuts? They long have supported tax cuts for their pals in Hollywood. Now the Democratic Legislature is passing tax cuts for their buddies in the military-industrial complex: "The California Assembly on Thursday approved a fast-tracked proposal to provide...
Prop. 30: Why it hurts CA teams’ chances of signing LeBron James
NBA superduperstar LeBron James' decision this week to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat has led to intense speculation over where the four-time regular-season MVP and two-time NBA Finals MVP might end up. The current conventional wisdom is that he's likely to end up back with the Heat....
Feds bring immigration confusion to CA
Will they or won't they? After forming quick -- some say stealthy -- plans to hand California some 300 undocumented immigrants detained in Texas, the federal government has reversed that decision, only to leave open the prospect of changing it back yet again. The uncertainty underscores a s...
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