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GOP legislators unlikely to pay price for cap-and-trade vote

SACRAMENTO – As the California Legislature approached a late-night Monday vote to extend the state’s climate-change-fighting cap-and-trade system, the Capitol buzz focused on Jacqui Irwin of Thousand Oaks. The Democratic assemblywoman was absent because of a long-standing family commitment, thus

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Governor’s race: Maldonado drops out

Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado ended his campaign for governor of California on Thursday morning, leaving a conservative state legislator as the only Republican candidate in the race. Maldonado, the state’s most prominent Latino Republican, made the announcement where his

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Shape-shifting pol: It’s dirty pool to mention my shape-shifting

The saga of Nathan Fletcher — the 90 percent conventional Republican assemblyman who became a righteous, holier-than-thou independent before ending up a 90 percent conventional Democrat, all in 14 months — took a fun twist Friday. In the first debate

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California’s ‘Mullet budget’ – Conservative in front, but liberal in back 7

June 14, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO – The Assembly and Senate Republicans should have registered their ‘no’ votes on the budget, and packed up and gone home to their districts on Friday, instead of allowing the process to be

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Video: FlashReport.org’s Jon Fleischman interviews Gov. Rick Perry

Feb. 14, 2013 By John Seiler Texas Gov. Rick Perry, in socialist California to bring jobs back to free-market Texas, sat down for a short interview with FlashReport.org’s Jon Fleischman. Perry gives some good advice for California: cut taxes, cut

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Some bloggers still concerned about FPPC censorship 7

Sept. 18, 2012 By John Hrabe California’s chief political watchdog sent the blogosphere into a collective tizzy earlier this year. In April, Ann Ravel, chairwoman of the Fair Political Practices Commission, floated the idea that California become the first government

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Republicans cringe before Jerry Brown 7

Sept. 11, 2012 By John Seiler Governments today wield immense power over every aspect of our lives. That’s why threats by politicians should be taken seriously. Gov. Jerry Brown recently said he saw “fear in the eyes of Republicans when

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