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Katy Grimes

Katy Grimes is CalWatchdog’s news reporter. Grimes is a longtime political analyst, writer and journalist. Grimes has written columns for The Sacramento Union, The Washington Examiner, The San Francisco Examiner and The Sacramento Bee. Grimes has been an influential political blogger since 2004 and currently blogs at Townhall.com and The Sacramento Citizen.

Is California Ungovernable? 0

NOV. 3, 2010 I jokingly referred earlier in the week to Meg Whitman’s campaign as the worst campaign ever. Now I’m not joking. And while I am sure it’s not the worst ever, it was really bad. Running against former

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Dems Will Reward Union Friends 0

OCT. 29, 2010 . Demonstrative of just how raunchy and fierce politics have gotten in America, just last week President Barack Obama told a group of Latino voters, “We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who

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Road To Serfdom Paved With Politicians 0

OCT. 22, 2010 Here we are in another election cycle, bombarded by political advertising and politicians, offering claims of selfless “public service.” How did politicians and government employees hijack the concept of “public service”? When Hillary Clinton was running for

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Fueling An Agenda 0

OCT. 14, 2010 In a deranged attempt to be the first state (again) to push an aggressive environmental agenda, California Air Resources Board officials grossly inflated pollution levels in air quality statistics by more than 340 percent in order to justify

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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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Story Of A Business Closure 0

SEPT. 30, 2010 My husband recently closed his manufacturing business. Only a few years ago, the company had 250 employees and two sizable commercial printing plants, sales were on the upswing and he was planning on making more equipment purchases.

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Audit By Invitation Only 0

SEPT. 24, 2010 With the City of Bell scandal fresh on the minds of nearly everyone in the state who pays taxes, legislators are now questioning the exorbitant salaries and benefits some local governments are paying in order to prevent

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The (Big) Money's On Whitman 0

SEPT. 17, 2010 Earlier this week, gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman made a campaign stop at Yelp, a user-generated business review Web site. She received a bruising and biased barrage of questions from employees, critical of Whitman’s self-funded campaign financing. It

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Brown: Proverbial Weather Vane 0

SEPT. 10, 2010 Brownian movement in physics: The constant zigzag movement of particles in a gas or liquid, the position of none of which can be predicted ahead of time. Jerry Brown, the Democratic candidate running for governor (again), is

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Dems boast of state's great ed system! 0

SEPT. 2, 2010 Tuesday brought Californians yet another budget charade. The “drill” that took place in the Assembly and Senate over a supposed budget vote, spoke volumes about the real worth of legislators to the state.  But what senators and

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