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Cancel the kitchen scraps for Republicans

Nov. 14, 2012 By Katy Grimes It appears that the majority of California voters are getting even. But this begs the question: With whom? The 2012 election was disastrous for Californians who support a free market, private-property rights, limited government and individual

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Others feel wrath of police unions 51

Oct. 28, 2012 By Steven Greenhut FULLERTON — Many people were outraged this summer after a private investigator, with ties to a law firm that represents 120 police unions in California, made an apparently false police report that a Costa

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Calif. throws subsidy at Tesla Motors 53

Oct. 12, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Memo to Occupy San Jose: I’ve got a ripe target for you on Santana Row, playpen for the Silicon Valley wealthy. Not Gucci, Burberry, Ferragamo or the other upscale stores along the Row. But

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CA to become sanctuary state? 0

August 27, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — Immigration issues within states are becoming more prevalent. The usual complaints are that the federal government isn’t doing enough to enforce U.S. policy. California is different. Earlier this year, it already embarked

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Bid to reform teacher firing process thwarted 11

June 29, 2012 By Joseph Perkins After passage in the state Senate by a 33-4 bipartisan majority, the Assembly Education Committee bowed this week to the state’s all-too-powerful teachers unions, rejecting a bill authored by Padilla, D-Van Nuys, that would

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When the media become the story

April 2, 2012 By Katy Grimes By now everyone in America knows the name of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year old tragically killed on February 26 by a Florida neighborhood watch captain. While the details of the case are still suspicious

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CA Wins if Obamacare Loses 4

March 30, 2012 Kamala Harris must be chagrined. The California attorney general filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the justices to uphold the constitutionality of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But after three

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Another Black Eye for CA Cleantech 2

FEB 10, 2012 A California company is held out as a model for the new green economy. It works its political connections in Washington to score a half-billion-dollar taxpayer subsidy from the Obama administration. It fails to deliver its much-hyped

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Making Public Pay for Budget Cuts 6

JULY 25, 2011 By STEVEN GREENHUT Last year, one of my reporters and her adult son were walking in downtown Sacramento when a couple of young toughs tried grabbing her purse. She pulled back her purse, and the robbers lunged

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Brownley's Bill Bashing Bad Bags 0

MARCH 2 Sometimes, writing about state government is too easy. No matter how dire the current budget crisis, or low public opinion of the Legislature can get, our elected officials continue to perpetuate The Nanny State. Yes, I put it

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