Special Series: Broke Municipalities Look to Bankruptcy Option 72

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a CalWatchDog.com Special Series of 12 in-depth articles on municipal bankruptcy. MARCH 9, 2012 By STEVEN GREENHUT Economist Allan Meltzer once quipped that “Capitalism without failure is like religion without sin. It doesn’t

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Brown Assaults Religious Liberty 0

John Seiler: Gov. Jerry Brown likes to brag how he attended a Catholic Jesuit seminary half a century ago. Now and then he even drops a few lines of Latin, showing us how Superior he is to the rabble who attended

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Shenanigans In CA Senate 0

Katy Grimes: California voters should be outraged. Thursday, the Senate Budget Committee Chairman, Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, moved 40 spot budget bills — empty bills awaiting bill language — from the budget committee to the Senate floor. This may

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Broke Municipalities Look to Bankruptcy Option 0

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a CalWatchDog.com Special Series of 12 in-depth articles on municipal bankruptcy. Economist Allan Meltzer once quipped that “Capitalism without failure is like religion without sin. It doesn’t work.” Americans have been witnessing this

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Government Nannies Attack Food Trucks 10

MARCH 9, 2012 By DAVE ROBERTS A food fight has broken out between a liberal Democratic assemblyman and a liberal Democratic San Francisco supervisor over the banning of food vending trucks near schools. It’s a battle of nanny government officials —

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Bob Dutton Loves Big Government, Eminent Domain and Debt Spending 0

Steven Greenhut: Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, epitomizes why the state’s Republican Party is going the way of the dinosaur. Now that redevelopment agencies are dead, Dutton is looking for a way to revive these eminent-domain-abusing, debt-spending, tax wastrels through

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Stockton faces depleted public services 0

Steven Greenhut: The state’s public employee unions justify their existence by claiming that they provide crucial public services. But we see again and again that the government serves the workers, not the public thanks to the undue influence of those

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