Assembly passes ‘punitive’ tax bill 5

June 27, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — As the Legislature is about to recess for the summer, tax increase bills are the immediate focus. When the Legislature reconvenes August 5, it may not have a Democratic Supermajority. Several legislators

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CA journo fracking dissembler No. 1: Timm Herdt 0

June 27, 2013 By Chris Reed As I have noted many times in recent months, the Obama administration dismisses claims that hydraulic fracturing — the use of underground water cannons to free up oil and natural gas reserves — is

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Ammiano bill would regulate nannies, babysitters 10

June 27, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — The “Domestic Workers Bill of Rights,” AB 241, may have a certain civil rights ring to it, but it really should be called the Unionize Babysitters and Nannies Bill. By Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San

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Do Supreme Court marriage decisions make voting pointless?

June 26, 2013 By John Seiler Several CalWatchDog.com readers I never heard from before called me today about the Supreme Court decisions on marriage. They all were wondering if their votes on Proposition 8 in 2008 were pointless, along with

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‘California’ song by Joni Mitchell

June 26, 2013 By John  Seiler Back from 1970, another day, Joni Mitchell sings her song, “California.”

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Another company splits anti-biz CA for TX 9

June 26, 2013 By John Seiler Despite the so-called California recovery, companies keep leaving: Daegis Inc., the Roseville-based electronic discovery and information-management firm, said today in its quarterly financial report that it will relocate its headquarters to Dallas. Tim Bacci,

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Billionaire Texas Democrat seeks to reform CA pensions 10

June 26, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi California’s pension problems are so massive that any help should be welcomed, even from outside the state. Enter Texas billionaire Democrat John Arnold, who announced an effort to reform unsustainable public pensions across the United

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Does Pelosi know where the most segregated U.S. cities are? 2

June 26, 2013 By Chris Reed The howls from California Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were instantaneous over the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the special powers over local and state elections given to the Justice Department need to

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UFW pushes bill granting it special privileges

June 26, 2013 By Katy Grimes Without SB 25, the United Farm Workers union is going to need to make tough reforms to survive. By state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, the bill would grant the UFW advantages

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Californians: Take note of China’s rise

June 25, 2013 By John Seiler Back in 1978, California was surging on the new wave of brilliant capitalist computer companies, led by Apple Computer. China remained a poor communist backwater, just two years after the death of Chairman Mao

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