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Tunisia, Egypt, California, America
John Seiler: First Tunisia. Now Egypt. Next, California. Out-of-touch ruling elites are tumbling everywhere. Tunisia and Egypt have been ruled by elites in power for decades. Egyptian boss Hosni Mubrarak has been working to set up his son, Gamal, as his successor.  That can't be California -- can...
GOP Union Allies Humiliate Conway
JAN. 28, 2010 By STEVEN GREENHUT The three Assembly members who joined with Democrats at a union-sponsored rally to oppose government cuts to In-Home Supportive Services -- Jim Silva of Huntington Beach, Brian Nestande of Palm Desert and Paul Cook of Yucca Valley -- didn't betray their conservativ...
Tough Times, But Caltrans Wants More
JAN. 28, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Despite the need for sizable cutbacks to the state budget, Caltrans and the High Speed Rail Authority asked for more money this week from the Legislature to purchase new cars, to cover increasing fuel costs, for additional job creation and to pay for high-speed rail co...
Europe Backtracks On Green Cash
Katy Grimes: With Europe rolling back massive subsidies on unaffordable green technology, it's difficult not to ask why California lawmakers are not paying closer attention to the economic disaster European countries are now trying to reverse. Spain announced recently that its jobless rate surged t...
Court Blocks Legislators From Writing Ballot Language