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Moving California forward? 7

APRIL 20, 2010 By KATY GRIMES In one of the most relevant legislative hearings held recently, the Assembly Budget Committee heard testimony from members of California Forward, the group proposing the controversial voting threshold change from the current two-thirds vote

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Fired official slams state 'fire sale' 0

APRIL 16, 2010 By KATY GRIMES A complex administration plan to sell state-owned properties and then lease them back from the new owners is being compared to a short-term money raising gimmick by a recently terminited member of the commission

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Tax day spurs calls for activism 0

APRIL 15, 2010 By EVELYN STACEY On April 14, the eve of the tax-day Tea party, Americans for Prosperity, a free-market grassroots group, hosted a dinner fundraiser packed with speakers across the conservative political spectrum. “Spring is finally here —

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CARB acted like 'mob enforcer' 6

APRIL 14, 2010 By ANTHONY PIGNATARO The metaphor Kit Enger uses most often when talking about the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is that of the mob enforcer. As in, “It was like I was forced to buy protection from

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Initiatives tax state budget 0

APRIL 13, 2010 By JOHN SEILER Drastic times call for innovative measures. California’s budget problem this year certainly is so serious that new solutions are in order. One could be to look at the budget initiatives over the past 20

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Sunset state agencies? 0

APRIL 12, 2010 By STEVEN GREENHUT Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth, R-Murrieta, has introduced legislation, on behalf of the Schwarzenegger administration, that would create the Office of the Chief Inspector “to act as an independent state entity with the sole mission to deter,

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More pain, despite modest good news 6

APRIL 12, 2010 By STEVEN GREENHUT State officials have been optimistic about the state controller’s March cash receipts report that provided good news about burgeoning sales-tax revenues, but the Legislative Analyst’s Office released a letter today — the same one provided

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Allred at Capitol for victims bill

APRIL 8, 2010 By KATY GRIMES Usually when celebrity media lawyer Gloria Allred makes a public appearance, there is a circus and an entourage of celebrity seekers along with her. However, Allred made an unusual appearance Tuesday before the Senate

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CA doing 'everything wrong' 6

APRIL 8, 2010 By JOHN SEILER A book released April 7, 2010 ranks California among the “States That Do Everything Wrong” on their state taxes and budgets. The other states in that dismal category are Michigan, New York and New

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Big Brother in your car? 0

APRIL 8, 2010 By KATY GRIMES Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, has introduced a bill that would require the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to develop a program to assess drivers for vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax in California. Specifically SB1299

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