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California’s jobs crash worsens 0

March 9, 2010 By JOHN SEILER In some of the articles I’ve written for CalWatchdog, I’ve devised new ways of looking at policies and their consequences, such as my “California Jobs Gap” calculation here and here. It showed that California’s

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Initiative targets cap-and-trade 9

March 5, 2010 By KATY GRIMES California’s version of “cap-and-trade” is under attack – again. But this time, it’s in the form of a ballot initiative, and not proposed legislation that has thus far, been easily killed. Cap-and-trade, measures created

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GOP sharks circle McNerney 0

March 5, 2010 By DAVE ROBERTS If Republicans take back the U.S. House of Representatives in November it will be because they win seats like the one held by Jerry McNerney – a two-term moderate-liberal in the moderately conservative 11th

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AIDS rules raise privacy questions 0

March 4, 2010 By ELISE VIEBECK The state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office urged lawmakers last week to generate amore  stringent reporting protocol for HIV/AIDs cases,  according to a report issued by that office.  A new reporting system, the LAO said, would

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Legislators Consider Merits of Williamson Act 0

Mar. 3, 2010 By KATY GRIMES For more than 45 years, California farmers, ranchers and land owners have voluntarily participated in the Williamson Act, which restricted the use of their land to agriculture but gave property tax breaks for the

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Community colleges oversell 0.7% enrollment decline 1

Feb. 26, 2010 By ELISE VIEBECK The chancellor for California’s community colleges lamented a 0.7% decline in the system’s enrollment yesterday, reporting that more than 200,000 students will be “unfunded” — that is, enrolled beyond schools’ funded capacities — this

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CalPERS ignores Legislature on Iran 4

Feb. 25, 2010 By KATY GRIMES Nearly three years ago, California legislators passed AB221 requiring the sale of investments in Iran. In a hearing yesterday at the Capitol, California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) representatives made clear to legislators that

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Did schools win state lottery? 3

Feb. 25, 2010 By KATY GRIMES In an effort to shore up some of the state’s record deficit, a bill heard this week would require more money from the State Lottery be spent on schools and less on lottery administration.

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California's business exodus 1

Feb. 25, 2010 By KATY GRIMES According to Joe Vranich, a business relocation specialist located in Southern California, his business is booming helping businesses move out of California, and not into the state. For the rest of California businesses, the

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