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Katy Grimes dissects Prop. 31

Oct. 16, 2012 By Brian Calle CalWatchDog.com’s Capitol reporter, Katy Grimes, describes what’s really going on with Proposition 31, a budget initiative.  

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The Grimes Poll 0

OCT. 8, 2010 A friend and I have a bet about this election cycle. He says that voters are lazy, dumb and selfish and will reelect Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer. Being an eternal optimist, I disagree. I think that

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Unregulated CA entrepreneurs thrive in … the pot business

Happy New Year! Are you familiar with the state that has such an innovative and advanced marijuana industry that quality control extends to making sure pot brands consistently produce the same sensations? Where entrepreneurs are turning to increasingly sophisticated tools

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Thanks, Dan: Cal Watchdog themes now Walters’ favorite talking points

For a year, Cal Watchdog contributors and staffers (and a Cal Watchdog alum) have been pretty much alone in pointing out two extremely relevant statistics that demolish Gov. Jerry Brown’s and the media’s narrative of the Golden State bouncing back

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Latino enrollment in Covered California lags

In the wake of the disastrous healthcare.gov rollout, many defendants of the Affordable Care Act began to look for a bright spot. They soon pointed to Covered California, California’s health insurance exchange, as a national model. There are several differences

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Sac Bee finally discovers Gerawan-UFW story

Since June, Katy Grimes has been covering the struggle between Gerawan Farms and its workers against the United Farm Workers union and Sacramento politicians. Almost two months ago, she profiled Silvia Lopez, the farm worker who was fighting UFW representation

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The Brown Dog Affair

  In the dog-eat-dog world of Sacramento politics, no one is off limits. Not even man’s best friend. Last Friday, the San Francisco Chronicle featured a front-page story by newshound Carla Marinucci about an arrangement between the governor and an

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Bill Maher mangles CA

I’ve never found Bill Maher funny. His 1990s show, “Politically Incorrect,” was itself 100 percent politically correct. His current show, which I occasionally land on when surfing the channels, is more of the same P.C. His schtick is to imitate

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Debate on lead ammo ban defies political stereotypes

  A bill to ban lead ammunition in California has sparked a heated debate among environmentalists, conservationists, hunters and sportsmen. But, don’t expect these groups to follow political conventions. This isn’t your usual gun control debate. This week, the National

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On guns, D.C. works for once

Earlier this week, CalWatchdog.com’s Katy Grimes reported on the 14 gun-control bills that passed in the California Legislature amidst the annual legislative frenzy. The Democratic supermajority approved a wide range of anti-gun legislation. There were several bans on items such

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