Brown, Skelton should ‘man up’ on unions 0

April 19, 2012 By John Seiler Gov. Jerry Brown said the state Legislature should “man up” in making budget cuts to end a budget deficit he now pegs at $9 billion. It was an echo of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger attacking

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Ending Prop. 13 would slam small business 8

April 19, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi There is a big elephant in the room when it comes to a conversation about getting rid of Proposition 13, the 1978 tax limitation measure, by instituting a “split roll.” Under such a change,

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Actually, its a California reality show… 0

April 18, 2012 By John Seiler From Saturday Night Live a couple of days ago….

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California declares land war on families 0

April 18, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Everyone knows that California has water wars.  But it also has land wars. And one of the biggest battles is the state’s land war against zoning for the suburban single family home. And a

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Vaccine bill injects drama into Capitol hearing

April 18, 2012 By Katy Grimes Debate over a vaccine bill injected drama into a hearing of the Assembly Health Committee in the California Legislature Tuesday. Legislators ignored parental concerns. And the Capitol sergeants brutalized parents holding infants. What should have

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‘No justification to build’ high-speed rail 0

April 18, 2012 By Katy Grimes The official recommendation is out from the Legislative Analyst’s Office – High-speed rail should not be built. Duh. That’s not a “duh” to the LAO; that’s a “duh” to all of the supporters and

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U.S. creating mostly low-wage jobs 6

April 17, 2012 By John Seiler A couple of days ago I wrote an article, “Why pensions are going broke.” It showed how the massive federal and state debts are weighing down the economy, which has not grown in 13

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Jarvis Taxpayer Group Snubs Spitzer 14

Steven Greenhut: Despite the Orange County Republican establishment’s backing of pension-spiking union ally Todd Spitzer for the board of supervisors, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has endorsed Spitzer’s long-shot opponent, Deborah Pauly. The Jarvis association even returned a $1,000 donation

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Warning for CA: Harrisburg confronts bankruptcy 4

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in a CalWatchDog.com Special Series of 12 in-depth articles on municipal bankruptcy. In a warning for California, it examines the bankruptcy of Harrisburg, Pa. April 17, 2012 By Tara Leo Auchey What happened in

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Down with Gmail! 2

April 17, 2012 By John Seiler I’ve used Gmail for years; including its address book. Now it’s not working. Just when I needed the call-in number for Martha Montelongo’s great show. I get: We’re sorry, but your Gmail account is

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