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Beware of lawmakers selling Prop. 13 snake oil

December 4, 2012 By Katy Grimes. Dec. 4, 2012 By Katy Grimes Like geese migrating South for the winter, every year a combination of journalists, editorial boards, and “experts” join California's liberal politicians in calling for the repeal of Proposition 13. They can't stand the 1978 ballot initiative which revolutionized the property tax system in California. The latest clarion call comes from Democratic Sen...

San Bernardino will try to hammer ‘Nail House’ loans in 2013

December 3, 2012 By admin. Dec. 3, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi What are called “nail houses” in China may be coming to the county of San Bernardino in 2013 by using eminent domain as a bail out from unfunded public pension debts. The photo at right shows a property that has gained worldwide attention as a holdout from a freeway construction project in China.  A now famous duck farmer owned the home -- recently ...

Fighting crime & overspending

December 2, 2012 By Steven Greenhut. Dec. 2, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- For advocates of less-intrusive government, finding the good news in the recent election is like looking on the bright side after your house has been wiped out by a hurricane: You never did like that floor plan, anyway, and this seems like a great opportunity to rethink your lifestyle. The political storm was particularly fearsome in Calif...

Lawmakers seek probe of CA refineries

November 30, 2012 By Joseph Perkins. Nov. 30, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Taking time out from negotiations over the fiscal cliff, a half-dozen U.S. senators asked the Justice Department this week to investigate whether “market manipulation” by California oil refineries led to the run up in gasoline prices the Golden State’s motorists suffered in both May and October. The lawmakers, led by California Sens. Dianne Feinst...
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