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Brown budget drops Friday

Gov. Jerry Brown’s Inaugural Address, delivered yesterday, promised frugality while advancing ambitious goals on climate change, health care, education and the high-speed rail program. Rhetoric aside, the rubber hits the road on Friday with the numbers in his budget proposal for

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Assembly Republican, ex-Republican sell out on tax hikes 7

Aug. 14, 2012 By John Seiler Just a couple of months ago Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher was being hailed as a new kind of “postpartisan,” “non-ideological,” “bipartisan” politician we need more of in the state Capitol. He had quit the Republican

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Skelton is Shocked! Shocked! at political manipulation

July 16, 2012 By John Seiler George Skelton is Shocked! Shocked! that his beloved liberal, high-tax, big-waste Democrats are manipulating the initiative system. Did he expect they were going to run California like Switzerland? He writes writes about Proposition 25,

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CA debt much larger than reported 17

May 29, 2012 By Katy Grimes Reports of California’s debt usually just include the $17 billion budget deficit. But California also owes the federal government $14 billion, and public schools $10 billion. While California sputters under  the massive debt, legislators

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The Prop. 25 bait and switch 1

April 27, 2012 By Joseph Perkins For years, Sacramento’s tax-and-spend Democrats tried to figure out a way to persuade California voters to amend the state Constitution to require a simple — rather than two-thirds — majority of the Legislature to

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Controller Chiang Docks Leg Pay 0

John Seiler: In an unprecedented move, Controller John Chiang just suspended Legislators’ pay for not passing a budget by June 15, as is required by Proposition 25. In a press release, his office explained his action: His analysis sought to

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The Paycheck Protection Budget 0

JUNE 17, 2011 The California Legislature just passed a budget. Less than 24 hours later, the governor vetoed it, leaving many political wonks scratching their heads in wonderment at why Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a budget from his own party.

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Budget Negotiations Getting Combative 0

MARCH 18, 2011 By KATY GRIMES The Legislature Thursday passed the main budget bill, with nearly $14 billion in spending reductions. Budgets would be slashed for libraries, higher education, parks, programs for the poor, universities and colleges, state parks and

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