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Steven Greenhut

Steven Greenhut is CalWatchdog’s contributing editor. Greenhut was deputy editor and columnist for The Orange County Register for 11 years. He is author of the new book, “Plunder! How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation.”

Feel like cussing 0

March 7, 2010 California’s union-dominated, Democratic-controlled Legislature is temperamentally incapable of fixing the state’s structural budget deficit, given that such a fix would require reduced government spending and the granting of fewer benefits to the state’s class of government workers.

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Fleeting hope for fiscal reform 1

Feb. 28, 2010 Anyone who thinks that gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman offers much hope for fixing the state’s structural fiscal mess should now wonder whether the billionaire former eBay executive might end up being nothing more than another Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Auditing the state of our government 0

Feb. 21, 2010 A new report from the California State Auditor should throw cold water on those who believe that the best way to solve the state’s problems is by expanding government power, increasing government funding and creating new regulatory

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Poizner plays Iran politics 0

Feb. 15, 2010 One of the best ways to evaluate the merits of any politician’s proposed new rule or power grab is first to consider whether it’s something you would support if your political foes were in power. Unfortunately, Republican

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Charting our way to education reform 0

Feb. 10, 2010 To show the results of union dominance of the education system, John Stossel of Fox News’ “Stossel” show recently held up a convoluted chart that details, in small print, the amazing lengths to which New York school

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Prison guards rip-off the state 0

Feb. 1, 2010 The California Correctional Peace Officers Association – the state prison guards’ union – is complaining about, and pursuing legal action against, the California government because of the supposed unfairness of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s furlough policy, which the

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Is a populist revolt brewing? 0

Jan. 25, 2010 In a telling interview on National Public Radio, a Democrat from a Boston suburb, who described himself as a proud liberal, said he nevertheless voted for Brown because of the man’s fears of an American future soaked

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We're All Obstacles to Reform 0

Jan. 18, 2010 Technically speaking, it’s not hard to figure out how to solve California’s permanent fiscal crisis – if one neglects the political mountains that would have to be moved to implement the fixes. A few good starting points:

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Dismal state 2

Jan. 9, 2010 Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s final State of the State address, delivered in the Capitol on Jan. 6, was the microcosm of his entire failed administration. It was a reminder that those who govern the nation’s most populous state

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Good, bad and ugly initiatives 1

Jan. 5, 2010: Any reform that will actually help fix the ongoing California government’s fiscal mess (serious spending limits, pension reform, limits on union power, cutbacks in the size of state government, educational privatization, etc.) cannot possibly pass, given political

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