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Democrats’ congressional wins delay supermajority

November 8th, 2012 By admin. Nov. 8, 2012 By John Hrabe On Tuesday night, Democrats shocked the Capitol by seizing two-thirds control of the state Assembly.  With it comes the power to override the governor and raise taxes. “Everyone was looking at the likelihood that the state Senate would reach the sought two-thirds majority for Democrats,” wrote Scott Lay, publisher of Around the Capitol. “But from the ...

CalWatchdog’s Comprehensive Guide to California Ballot Initiatives

November 5th, 2012 By admin. Posted By Brian Calle Over the past few months and days, contributors have been tracking and analyzing California's ballot propositions for the November election. Below is analysis on some of the most consequential ballot measures voters are being asked to decide this election cycle: Stories on Prop. 30, Gov. Jerry Brown's tax increase proposal: NEW: Prop. 30: California...

Prop. 36 takes a swing at three strikes

October 29th, 2012 By admin. Oct. 29, 2012 By Dave Roberts If Proposition 36 passes, about 2,800 inmates who have committed multiple felonies and are serving sentences of 25 years to life could be released from prison or re-sentenced to lesser terms. Those criminals were sentenced under California’s “three strikes and you’re out” law, and committed a third felony that falls under the penal code’s non-ser...

New law dumbs down Calif. math performance

October 22nd, 2012 By admin. Oct. 22, 2012 By Bill Evers and Ze’ev Wurman Gov. Jerry Brown recently sent California several decades back into the 20th century by signing Senate Bill 1200, by state Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland. This law now mandates a shocking rollback of how much math we expect children in California’s public schools to learn and  -- furthermore -- this law constitutes a setback for good gove...
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