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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.

What Budget Crisis? 0

Mar. 19, 2010 I spend my days attending state Assembly and Senate committee hearings, trying to follow proposed legislation. Most days I end up sitting in a red velvet chair in a committee hearing room, listening to the ridiculous banter

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Californian Utopia turns into Dante’s Inferno 0

Mar. 10, 2010 Inferno, the first part of the famous 14th century epic poem Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy) by Dante Alighieri, tells of a man’s journey through Hell toward faith. Along the way, Dante sees the uncommitted souls of the people

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Public Versus Private: Different Sets of Rules 0

Mar. 2, 2010 The recent stories of state workers abusing vacation policies and comp-time serves as another reminder that there are two sets of rules and laws in California — one for private sector employers and one for the state

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The eyes of Texas are upon us 0

Feb. 23, 2010 Californians used to sing “I Love You, California.” Now, the tune has changed and it’s “Can’t Get Enough of Texas.” The bad news stories about California businesses packing up and moving out of state are so frequent,

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Drill here, drill now 4

Feb. 3, 2010 Drilling for oil off of California’s legendary coastline is a topic that polarizes the critics of offshore drilling, and the proponents. In Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s final budget he has proposed offshore oil drilling in Santa Barbara County

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It's not easy being green 0

Jan. 28, 2010 California continues to push green jobs on employers and require companies to succumb to green certification, despite increasing evidence that the green movement costs jobs and increases the bottom line for businesses. A 2009 study released by

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No correlation between budgets and education 0

Jan. 20, 2010 There was a time, not so long ago, when California schools were the standard for all American schools, and California students excelled. Today, California hovers near the bottom of the heap. What happened? Until the 1970s, schools

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Change you can't believe in 0

Jan. 10, 2010 During Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s State of the State address last week, I wanted to shout “Blah, blah, blah” when he talked about the need for creating “jobs, jobs, jobs.” He’s had nearly two terms to stimulate jobs

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California’s “green jobs” snow job 0

Jan. 5, 2010: As a news reporter and columnist for CalWatchdog, my focus is reporting stories that do not get sufficient coverage and to expose the waste, fraud and misuse of taxpayer funds buried in legislation and political practices in

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