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Homeless bill hurts more than helps 3

May 6, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — The Homeless Bill of Rights, the name applied to a bill that recently soared through the California Assembly’s Judiciary Committee on a 7-2 vote, is the latest in a long line of

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Perks pose risk to all of us 22

April 22, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — The horrific Boston bombings have led to irrational calls for more security cameras and more police officers, with some Democrats absurdly using this tragedy to argue for halting the slight sequester-mandated cuts

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Water plan threatens taxpayers, environment 9

April 14, 2013 By Steven Greenhut In Dostoevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov,” a priest recalls the words of a man who confessed: “The more I love mankind in general, the less I love people in particular.” We can all think of

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Has California been saved? 24

April 8, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Ever since California’s voters approved the Prop. 30 sales- and income-tax increase on the November ballot, liberal commentators have been gloating about the resurgence of the Golden State after many years of

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Pensions at heart of bankruptcy 31

April 1, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Few nonlocal people typically pay much attention to the goings-on in Stockton, a hard-pressed Gold Rush-era industrial city of about 300,000 that sits in the agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley, at the

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CA GOP needs ideas, not just money 24

March 11, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Most of the activists, insiders and lobbyists I talked to during this month’s California Republican Party convention in Sacramento expressed optimism about their party despite blistering election losses and persistently falling voter

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Immigration debate over in CA 9

March 4, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — As the cliché goes, elections have consequences. And the Nov. 6 election results have had dramatic consequences in California. The debate over immigration — legal and otherwise, but, especially, otherwise — is

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S. Court splits on defending civil liberties 49

Feb. 24, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decisions regarding police powers were mixed, thus offering a reminder to civil libertarians that they cannot depend upon the high court to protect the public from unwarranted

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Dorner manhunt raises policing issues 123

Feb. 17, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Police typically say that their paramount mission is to protect public safety. But the recently concluded manhunt for former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner, accused of murdering four people after

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Democrats now see downside of CEQA 0

Feb. 11, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Although many of California’s legislative Democrats are eager to “test drive” the new two-thirds majorities their caucuses hold in the Assembly and Senate — i.e., pushing the limits of their power to

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