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Legislature worries more about animal misery than human misery
California has the highest adjusted poverty rate in the nation -- and by a significant margin. Nearly 1 in 4 state residents struggles to make ends meet. Unemployment was about the same in the nation as a whole in 2006. Now it's routinely among the worst of any state -- especially in the most releva...
Sen. Boxer: Conservation would solve drought
  Can California’s zero-sum water wars only be resolved by a system of stern water conservation?  That's what California U.S. Senator at large Barbara Boxer left as an unanswered question at a March 20 Palm Springs water symposium on the theme “Running Dry." Video here. Boxer quoted Pr...
UC prof charged with assaulting student
What's going on in California's public universities? Fox News reported: "A feminist studies professor at a California state university is facing criminal charges after a videotaped run-in with a teenage pro-life demonstrator in which she snatched an anti-abortion sign and appeared to get physical ...
SD26: Coastal Los Angeles state Senate race tests non-partisan brand
Political analysts say it's too soon to evaluate the impacts of California's top-two election system. But this year a coastal Los Angeles state Senate seat will provide a vital case study on the effects of the new system. In the 26th Senate district, seven Democrats and one non-partisan candid...
CA suffers 2nd highest taxes; 2X liberal Wash State
A new study by WalletHub.com found California suffers the second highest state and local taxes of any state, after only New York. And California taxes, averaging $9,509 per family, are 2.4 times as high as even liberal Washington State; and a stunning four times as much as Wyoming. In the chart, ...
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