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Kashkari debunks ‘California Comeback’
By spending a week down and out in Fresno, Neel Kashkari has made the state's sky-high poverty rate a central issue in the governor's race, and in the process, debunked Gov. Jerry Brown's myth of a "California Comeback." Last week, the Republican gubernatorial nominee hopped on a Greyhound...
Does anyone cover the news in Sacramento?
California is perhaps the most significant state in the union both culturally and economically. One in every eight Americans lives here. In 2012, California’s GDP was $1.9 trillion — roughly the same size as that of Italy and Russia.  If we were a nation, we’d consistently be in the top-10 l...
State funds dry cleaners’ shift to CO2
The California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research Program has produced a dry cleaning machine that uses CO2. The carbon-based cleaning process replaces perchoroethylene chemical-based dry cleaning. The machine is being tested by the Aramark uniform cleaning corporation in Los A...
Schools case fuels Kashkari campaign
The historic Vergara school liberty ruling has handed a campaign issue to Neel Kashkari, Republican candidate for California Governor. In the ruling, as described by education reformer and former state Sen. Gloria Romero, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu upheld nine children's "claims ...
Big blow to bullet train: Fresno County supes now oppose project
Fresno has long been a hotbed of bipartisan support for the California High-Speed Rail Authority's plans to build a bullet-train network linking Northern and Southern California. The county Board of Supervisors endorsed the project five years ago, the Fresno Bee's liberal editorial page has long bee...
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