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Sen. Feinstein moves toward compromise on drought legislation

March 12, 2014 By Wayne Lusvardi.   Crises commonly produce compromise. That seems to be happening in the U.S. Congress with solutions to California's drought. In particular, Sen. Dianne Feinstein appears to be moving away from her San Joaquin River Restoration Act of 2009, which was a response to a 2006 court decision and gave priority to salmon runs over water for farming. A March 10 editorial in the Fresno Bee...

Art Laffer: It’s pretty cool that Democrats know we need lower tax rates

March 11, 2014 By admin. Art Laffer discusses bipartisan tax reform with lower rates and a flatter base.  

CA Republicans seek return to Reagan Blue

March 11, 2014 By John Hrabe. At this weekend’s state party convention at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, a group of influential California Republicans has an odd request for delegates: help turn California blue. “Around the globe, blue is identified with conservative, free market parties, while red is identified with social democratic parties,” points out Shawn Steel, a former chairman of the state...

State Convention: Democrat Betty Yee calls out hypocrisy within her own party

March 10, 2014 By John Hrabe. Betty Yee, who has developed a reputation as an honest and effective numbers-cruncher at the state tax board, delivered a stinging critique of her party Sunday at its annual convention. She said California Democrats have become disconnected from the party's core principles and allowed money to influence its values. "Democrats, we are just as guilty of getting sucked into the influence...
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