‘Reforms’ will raise California taxes 0

June 18, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — God help California from its current crop of wealthy “moderates” who believe that the only thing that will save our state is a dose of higher taxes. They continue to embrace electoral

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On-time budget full of holes, games, gimmicks 37

June 16, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — The Legislature met its constitutional budget deadline, which means legislators will not be docked their pay this year. However, claims by legislative leadership that this budget really is a balanced, honest budget,

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Video: Fast and Furious with Rep. Darrell Issa

June 15, 2012 CalWatchDog.com’s editor-in-chief, Brian Calle, talks to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., about the latest developments with Operation Fast and Furious, the Federal Government’s program that armed Mexican drug cartels with tax-payer funded guns.

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Latest Salvo in War on GM Foods 3

June 15, 2012 By Joseph Perkins After repeatedly failing over the years to get a law passed by the California Legislature requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods, the state’s food Luddites succeeded this week in qualifying a food labeling

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Voters douse most tax-increase fires 0

June 15, 2012 By Dave Roberts When you take on the firefighters’ union, it helps to have an asbestos hide. Kris Hunt, executive director for the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association, has waged a number of political battles over the years,

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It’s a Three Stooges Budget

June 15, 2012 By Katy Grimes With California’s entire $91 billion budget being decided and voted on today, we can honestly and unequivocally say that California Democrats own the budget, lock, stock and smoking barrel. But this year, budget talks have

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State promotes renewable energy at all costs 5

June 15, 2012 By Joseph Perkins The California Public Utilities Commission routinely rubber stamps renewable energy projects without discussion. But that was not the case this past Thursday, when Commissioner Michael Florio objected to a solar project that came before

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California’s budget hell-week 0

June 14, 2012 By Katy Grimes With the big constitutional budget vote tomorrow in the Legislature, the usual budget games  have not let anyone down this year. Only this time, far fewer lawmakers have a hand in the process. And,

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Rep. Darrell Issa keeping heat on A.G. Holder 0

June 14, 2012 By John Seiler NEWPORT BEACH — Speaking at the Pacific Club today, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, said he would continue to hold Attorney General Eric Holder’s feet to the fire. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee,

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Infighting could derail federal transport bucks for L.A. 5

June 14, 2012 By Tori Richards Los Angeles stands to receive federal transportation dollars for the first time in nearly a decade, yet local infighting could derail the project, officials say. Allegations of influence peddling with a campaign donor tied

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