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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.

Uncertainty is the only certainty 0

AUG. 26, 2010 Every day, more homes go into foreclosure. Companies are not hiring. Credit card usage is at the lowest in decades. Banks are not lending. The question everyone is asking is, do businesses and consumers feel optimism or

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Should Pet Ownership Trump Public Safety? 0

AUG. 19, 2010 What’s wrong with a mother who locks her 12-year old son in the basement for his own safety, but leaves the family’s two Pit Bull dogs loose in the house while she runs errands? That’s just one

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Shakedown threatens nursing homes 7

AUGUST 11, 2010 A Humboldt County jury recently awarded $677 million in a class-action lawsuit against a nursing home operator — an award that may put Skilled Healthcare Group‘s nursing homes out of business, and could mark the entire industry for

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Other People's Money 0

AUG. 6, 2010 After sitting through another week of state legislative sessions and committee hearings, the phrase “other people’s money” keeps running through my head. Last week I spoke with Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny, D-San Diego, and that started me

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Unsexy Environmental Bills 0

JULY 30, 2010 Most environmental legislation is about as exciting as a trip across Kansas in a Greyhound bus, and consequently, falls under the radar of media scrutiny. Environmental bills just aren’t sexy enough to warrant much coverage. But the

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Going Green is Becoming Irrelevant 0

JULY 23, 2010 In spite of the fact that the U. S. Senate has finally thrown in the towel on Cap and trade legislation, California continues to push the green agenda. Yesterday it was announced that Senate majority leader Harry

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Those who can’t, organize 0

JULY 16, 2010 When did nurses, teachers, cops and firefighters become card-carrying union brotherhood and sisterhood thugs? Service jobs used to be defined as jobs where caring for others was the priority; teaching children, providing health and medical care, and

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I would be a lousy politician 0

JULY 9, 2010 There seem to be two types of people today – those who are political junkies and those who successfully tune out and totally ignore everything political. As a lifelong political junkie, it’s only been in the last

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3 plans, no budget 0

JULY 2, 2010 The governor has a budget proposal. Democratic senators have a budget proposal. Assembly Speaker John Perez and the Assembly Democrats have a budget proposal. Does Mrs. Smith’s 10th grade civics class also have a budget proposal? With

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Cooling on Global Warming 1

JUNE 25, 2010 If you are still unclear about all the fuss surrounding California’s global warming initiative, AB32, it’s time to clear that up. AB32 is a nasty bill signed into law by the governor in 2006 that amounts to

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