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Forgetting Pearl Harbor Day
Anthony Pignataro: So I just got back from a week's vacation and saw that still-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed yesterday to be Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day. "The morning of December 7, 1941 is truly a date that will never be forgotten," he said in this statement. "On this day, we pay re...
Another Reason Pringle Should Resign
DEC. 8, 2010 It’s always tough to get back into the reporting grind after a week’s vacation. Well, nearly always – when the California High-Speed Rail Authority is one of your beats, it’s actually quite easy. Waiting for me in my e-mail inbox was a copy of the independent high-speed rail P...
Forecast: CA Economic Lull to Continue
DEC. 8, 2010 By JOHN SEILER When Gov. Jerry Brown takes office in less than a month and deals with the state's $25 billion budget deficit, he will get no more help from the state's economy than he has from departing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. California's economy will grow at only an anemic 1.2 ...
State Voters Don't Want Tax Hikes
DEC. 8, 2010 Rebuttal to Dan Walters By WAYNE LUSVARDI Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters is calling for a $20 billion tax increase to permanently plug the structural budget deficit in California on the grounds that it would have virtually no impact on the state’s $1.9 trillion economy – (...
Chron: Brown Makes Two Appointments