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Environmental Views: Gray Davis vs. Pete Wilson

Town Hall Los Angeles hosted a discussion between former California governors Pete Wilson and Gray Davis yesterday with the two disagreeing over environmental law regulations and touching on other policy issues and state politics. Wilson argued that the reason California

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Senate committee OKs increased energy regulation

A bill that ratchets up energy restrictions in California passed a Senate policy committee last week, despite concerns from business representatives and Republican legislators that it will drive up energy costs, cost jobs and place too much power in the

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CA bag ban initiative heading toward 2016 vote

The effort to repeal the state’s looming prohibition on plastic grocery bags is projected to have enough valid signatures to move the initiative forward, according to a random sample of the signees compiled by the California secretary of state’s elections office. The sample

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Sac Bee ignores drug cartels in pot farming story

Instead of blowing the lid off of the growing pot-farming problem in some Northern California areas, the Sacramento Bee did a lightweight opinion story Sunday on Butte County, never once addressing the Mexican drug cartels behind many of the illegal pot

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Bill to ban plastic bags in California clears Senate committee 16

April 19, 2013 By Josephine Djuhana The war on plastic bags has returned with a vengeance, as legislators introduce new regulations that dictate what kinds of bags California shoppers are allowed to use when out shopping for groceries. SB 405,

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Enviros Seek Gray Wolf Protection 0

Joseph Perkins: A single gray wolf was sighted on this side of the California-Oregon border this past December. On Monday, four environmental groups petitioned the state’s Fish and Game Commission to protect that lone wolf — and any others that

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Auction Off State Parks 0

John Seiler: The always incompetent California state government now can’t keep the state parks open. And it can’t keep the closed parks free from looting and vandalism: “Reporting from Providence Mountains State Recreation Area, Calif. — California parks officials closed

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Budget Battle Poisons Pesticide Rules 0

JUNE 22, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Politicized environmental regulation is becoming a protection racket to collect votes. To pass Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget, farmers along the Central Coast of California are having overkill pesticide runoff regulations imposed on them to

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CEOs Rank CA Worst State for Business 9

MAY 5, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Once again, California garners the booby prize for business climate: For the seventh year in a row, CEOs rate Texas as the #1 state in which to do business and California as the worst. North Carolina maintained its #2 rank,

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PPIC Downplays Bad CA Biz Climate 1

APRIL 18, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI You can’t eat California’s mild weather, but you can tax it.  That seems to be the consensus online opinion of the average Joe and Jane about a study released last week that concluded that

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