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‘Gender injustice’ behind call to reduce taxes on tampons

SACRAMENTO – In his veto message of a series of tax-reduction bills last September, Gov. Jerry Brown explained that “tax breaks are the same as new spending – they both cost the general fund money.” He said such measures should

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Will NY fracking ban trigger ‘domino effect’ that reaches CA?

California environmentalists and government regulators have long prided themselves in pioneering new rules and restrictions. But now it appears a liberal East Coast state has taken the lead in dealing with one of the day’s most controversial environmental issues. This

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What about that ‘global warming’?

No wonder environmentalist extremists changed “global warming,” as in AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, to “climate change.” The Northeast has been blanked by record cold and snow that makes it easier for us to put up

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Now New York fires a shot across California’s bow

  Gov. Jerry Brown was not amused this past February when Texas Gov. Rick Perry made a four-day recruiting trip to California, hosting meet and greets with CEOs and other business executives in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Los Angeles and

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New gun laws firing in 2014

The New Year brings a fusillade of new gun laws Californians must follow. Capital Public Radio reports: Some California gun owners say they’re confused about the new gun laws that will take effect in 2014.  The law causing the most

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Lobbyist organizes second legislative junket to Cuba

An influential Sacramento lobbyist — who paid out a $500,000 settlement for allegedly engaging in “pay-to-play” behavior — has organized a second junket to Cuba for California lawmakers. This week, Darius Anderson, the founder and president of Sacramento-based lobbying firm Platinum

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CA journo fracking dissembler No. 1: Timm Herdt 0

June 27, 2013 By Chris Reed As I have noted many times in recent months, the Obama administration dismisses claims that hydraulic fracturing — the use of underground water cannons to free up oil and natural gas reserves — is

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CA tops NY as ‘Most Hopeless State’ 12

June 7, 2013 By John Seiler Well, we still enjoy better weather. But our colleague Steven Greenhut makes the case that California is worse even than New York State under Gov. Andrew “Worse Even Than Pops Mario” Cuomo: Whenever a free-market

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AG Harris’ housing bubble lawsuits ignore what inflated bubble 6

Feb. 10, 2013 By Chris Reed California Attorney General Kamala Harris is among the many Americans of all political persuasions who are outraged that few are taking the fall for the grotesque irresponsibility that led to the housing bubble, its

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On fracking, will Govs. Brown and Cuomo heed Ed Rendell? 0

Jan. 21, 2013 By Chris Reed With the op-ed in last week’s Wall Street Journal about California’s enormous potential for a fracking-driven energy boom, it’s beginning to look like how Gov. Jerry Brown deals with the issue will be a

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