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Will Norby be the new McClintock? 0

Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby, a Republican from Fullerton, easily won the 72nd Assembly District seat vacated by a disgraced Mike Duvall. This was no surprise given that California’s heavily gerrymandered legislative districts assure that Republicans will win Republican seats

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Voter ID bill disenfranchised 0

Jan. 12, 2010 By KATY GRIMES A bill designed to combat voter fraud was disenfranchised in the state Senate’s elections committee after a close vote and plenty of testimony in opposition. The committee heard testimony of the bill proposed by

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Arnold's budget: More cuts needed

I’m working on a longer piece on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 2010-11 budget proposal [pdf]. My preliminary thoughts: It’s a start on reducing a projected $19.9 billion deficit. It cuts spending an additional $8.5 billion, shifts $4.5 billion in spending, and

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Coming Initiative Tsunami 0

Jan. 8, 2010 By KATY GRIMES Fifty-one initiatives have been cleared for the ballot, two are pending and nine have failed to qualify as of December 30, 2009. Two of the proposed initiatives that failed to quality are the “Mandatory

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What about Bob? 0

Last night FlashReport posted this item saying State Senator Bob Dutton (R, Riverside, San Bernardino) will be the next Senate Republican Leader. “This is great news as Dutton is a solid conservative who will provide strong leadership for his caucus,”

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California's manifestly depressing destiny 0

I come from a long line of Americans who came to this state from less hospitable climates (I moved from Ohio and grew up in Pennsylvania) for a chance to be part of the California Dream. I fell in love

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A Tweet No More 0

Last week U.S. Rep. George Radanovich, R, Mariposa, announced he would not run for re-election in November. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger immediately sent out a brief but laudatory press release thanking Radanovich for his public service. “Congressman Radanovich has built a

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