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Five candidates for California State University Chancellor

May 31, 2012 By CalWatchdog Staff. May 31, 2012 By John Hrabe After fourteen years as head of the nation’s largest higher education system, Cal State University Chancellor Charles Reed is calling it quits. Reed’s tenure has been praised by the insular higher education community. He’s been one of the most vocal protectors of the status quo, which enriches the bureaucratic elite at the expense of students and facult...

Cap & Trade parasite bill signals civil war on business

May 31, 2012 By CalWatchdog Staff. May 31, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Speaker John A. Perez’s push of Assembly Bill 1532 through the State Assembly on Tuesday, May 29, signals a shift from regulation of air pollution to an outright civil war on business and industry in California. AB 1532 is not content with just using pollution taxes collected under California’s Cap and Trade emissions trading program to lower water, ...

Bankruptcy bill stuck in Assembly

May 31, 2012 By CalWatchdog Staff. May 30, 2012 By Katy Grimes Californians can heave a sigh of relief for the moment; the Assembly did not pass the latest bill preventing cities and municipalities from filing for bankruptcy. But don't think that this bill is dead and buried. AB 1692 by by Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, would revise the recently enacted language in AB 506, relating to the neutral evaluation p...

PPIC poll ignores big drop in support for Brown’s tax

May 30, 2012 By CalWatchdog Staff. May 30, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi A recent California opinion poll selectively reports data only in favor of Gov. Brown’s tax increase proposal on the November 2012 ballot. Conversely, it ignores data indicating growing opposition to Brown’s package of income and sales tax increases. The May 23 press release of the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) reported no change from ...
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