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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.

Under the Influence Of Bad Legislation 3

JUNE 21, 2010 Sounding like a prediction from George Orwell’s 1984, after July 1 the counties of Sacramento, Los Angeles, Tulare and Alameda will require first-time convicted drunk drivers to install ignition lock devices in their vehicles. We are supposed

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Neophytes rising! 0

JUNE 11, 2010 By KATY GRIMES In a time of social, economic and political upheaval, it appears to be business versus politics in an election year fight leaving the voter asking, is the politically experienced or the political neophyte preferable?

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Paper, plastic or a dirty bag? 8

JUNE 3, 2010 Hollywood starlets, politicians, business representatives, labor and environmentalists had a meeting of the minds this week at a press conference held by Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, D-Santa Monica, in support of AB1998, to ban the use of plastic

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State is always hiring 5

MAY 28, 2010 “The California Government is Always Hiring,” boasts an advertisement in Capitol Weekly newspaper. “Even during recent hiring freezes, the state hired 3-4000 new employees EVERY MONTH and accepting applications for over 1000 job titles at any one

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Workers comp needs market reform 0

MAY 21, 2010 The subject of workers compensation reform appears on the surface to be an issue only pertinent to employers and business owners. However, nothing could be further from reality. If more employees paid attention to employer regulations, fees

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Capitol denial 0

With Greece in total upheaval, it’s not difficult to imagine California in such a place. We are after all, not far behind in our policy and politics, and state legislators seem to be in a serious state of denial about

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Irresponsible boycott bandwagon 0

APRIL 30, 2010 The recent spate of political leaders in California calling for financial sanctions and boycotts of Arizona businesses, is irresponsible and demonstrates that none of them truly care about the people hurt along the way. I am not

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Snake Oil Legislators 0

APRIL 21, 2010 Nearly every person I talk to is either feeling the crush of the bad economy or knows people who are really suffering. Which leads me to believe that most California legislators don’t run in the same circles

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Gay politics in the classroom 0

APRIL 5, 2010 With the annual Day of Silence scheduled for April 16th this month, many people still do not know what it is or the agenda behind it. The innocuous sounding title is misleading for what really is an

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Slow erosion of our freedoms 0

March 29, 2010 Many people have noticed just how our rights have been eroded away over the decades. Bit by bit, our rights and liberties have been removed while restrictions to our lives have been added. You can’t smoke in

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