More big (and ignored) problems with CA version of Obamacare 1

June 13, 2013 By Chris Reed California’s mainstream media is for the most part promoting Covered California’s spin that its implementation of Obamacare come Jan. 1 is going splendidly, and that insurance rates will be less than expected. Thankfully, smart

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CA and Obamacare: Media offer happy talk, not analysis 13

May 31, 2013 By Chris Reed Last week, when the California agency that has the lead role in implementing Obamacare announced the rate structure for various insurance plans to be offered beginning Jan. 1, 2014, the media jumped to a

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And now, President Schultz 0

May 15, 2013 By Chris Reed The best “Hogan’s Heroes” in-joke of all time:

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Seniors decry CalPERS long-term care rate hikes 15

May 10, 2013 By Dave Roberts If you’re curious what health care insurance might be like when the government takes it over, a preview was provided on Tuesday at an informational hearing of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term

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Fletcher skeptics vindicated a thousand-fold 2

May 7, 2013 By Chris Reed For years, Cal Watchdog founder and now regular CWD contributor Steven Greenhut has depicted media favorite Nathan Fletcher, a one-time Republican assemblyman from San Diego, as a phony and a turncoat waiting to happen. Boy,

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Crazifornia: CalPERS Death Star looming nearer still 8

May 3, 2013 By Laer Pearce I have a financial planner friend who often includes tax-free municipal bonds in his customers’ portfolios and therefore closely tracks matters like the Stockton bankruptcy’s potential impact on municipal bond rates. He definitely did

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Under Obama, FAA goes from stimulus bloat to risky cuts

March 17, 2013 By Chris Reed President Barack Obama’s re-election has led some California small-government types to pull back on their criticism, perhaps thinking that the Chicago Republican must be doing something right if he can win the Golden State’s

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Brulte: 2012 Assembly GOP lost because ‘We got lazy’ 3

March 4, 2013 By John Hrabe Jim Brulte was elected chairman of the California Republican Party in a landslide vote on Sunday. But despite winning support from 90 percent of convention delegates, the former state senator kept campaigning until the

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$11.1 billion water bond for 2014 stuck in muddy waters 0

Feb 11, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi Is the third time the charm for an $11.1 billion water bond? Postponed two times by the California Legislature because of budget problems, the bond now is scheduled to be on the November 2014 ballot. The

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Picking mayors: When will L.A. voters be as smart as N.Y. voters? 8

Feb. 8, 2013 By Chris Reed Despite some pension reforms and program cuts, the city of Los Angeles remains in difficult financial shape. A Jan. 24 Fitch credit-rating service analysis says the L.A. economy is rebounding, but that city leaders

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