Hydrowonk makes 2014 predictions for Bay Delta plan 5

Rodney T. Smith, PhD, is a consulting economist in Claremont for Stratecon, Inc.  Smith also runs a unique blog called Hydrowonk.  One of Smith’s side businesses is a new venture with Inkling Markets called Stratecon Water Policy Markets. It brings

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Sen. Anderson charges: CA profits on backs of Madoff victims 6

SACRAMENTO — Bernie Madoff may be in prison, but he’s still ripping people off — this time aided by the government of the state of California. So charged state Sen. Joel Anderson, R-San Diego, at a press conference and committee hearing

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West Covina public school allegedly bans Jesus

Isaiah Martinez is just a little kid. But he's quickly learning about what is and what is not allowed in California public schools. KTLA reported: “A religious liberty advocacy group has threatened legal action against the West Covina school district

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Bipartisan effort would limit federal spying in California

Federal agencies could find it harder to spy on Californians if a new bill proposed this legislative session becomes law. State Senators Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, and Joel Anderson, R-San Diego, introduced legislation on Monday that would ban state agencies, officials

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CA lawmakers back in the saddle again

SACRAMENTO — After a nice long winter's rest, the California Legislature is back in the saddle again. And they hit the ground running, immediately bringing back many bills that did not pass in 2013. Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem

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Robert Gates scorns the RINOs who don't get ripped enough

One of the wonderful things about the rise of Ron and Rand Paul and the increasingly libertarian tone of some of the young Republicans elected to Congress is that they are shunning the mindless embrace of military spending that has

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‘Arena derangement syndrome’ afflicts Sacramento

Call it “arena derangement syndrome,” or ADS. It afflicts cities trying to use taxpayer money for new sports arenas or stadiums. It’s now threatening the validation of 35,000 ballot initiative petition signatures that would halt the proposed subsidy of a new

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Spendaholics Anonymous?

State legislators are pledging they won't spend all the windfall of new revenue produced by the economic recovery and the Proposition 7 tax increase. AP reported: State lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Monday for the second half of their

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Campaign records contradict lawsuit against top lobbyist

Never let the facts get in the way of a good lawsuit. In a wrongful termination lawsuit filed on Christmas Eve, Rhonda Smira, a former employee of the powerhouse lobbying firm Sloat Higgins Jensen and Associates, claims that her former

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Pipes: Obamacare devours itself

Sally Pipes writes today in Forbes an article titled, “The Obamacare Law Devours Itself With Exemptions Amid 5 Million (And Counting) Cancellations.” She is the president and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute, CalWatchDog.com's parent company. She has written three books on Obamacare. An

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