Obama's State of the Union and California 0

I listened last night to President Obama’s State of the Union address to find out whether he will adapt policies that will revive the economy. This is critical for California because the assumptions in the state budget proposed by Gov.

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State of the Union 3

Those wishing to understand the full power public employee unions hold over state government — or who simply feel too good about life in general and want to come down a few notches — ought to peruse today’s new Legislative

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We wuz robbed! 0

There’s an old rule in journalism that says always credit your sources. I think they still teach it in Journalism School. Anyway, someone ought to school Sacramento Bee blogger Torey Van Oot in this practice. I’m referring to this Capitol

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Sac Bee is shocked that pols take gifts! 0

If there’s a point where railing against public graft slides from informative to merely silly, the Sacramento Bee editorial page nailed it today. “They live large, with not a hint of shame” thundered the headline of an editorial denouncing the

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$200 billion state health bill 0

In another “what were they thinking moment,” Californians are asking if California’s elected Democrats are really as hearing impaired as they appear? Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to create a single-payer health system in the state. In a

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Leg office to honor Dem consigliere 0

The state Legislative Office Building at 1020 N Street will be renamed the William L. Cavala Legislative Office Building, according to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 62, introduced on January 11 by Sen. Darrell Steinberg, a Sacramento Democrat. William Lester “Bill”

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CalPERS is following us! 0

Not exactly sure why, but CalPERS is now following us on Twitter. This surprises us, mostly because we had no idea the state’s Public Employee Retirement System even knew that the social media site Twitter existed, or that they’d have

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Majority of union workers now in govt. 0

A study just out from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that, for the first time, the majority of union members work for the government, rather than the private sector. This is why, years ago, private-sector union bosses opposed unionizing

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CalWatchdog launch celebration 0

Please join us in celebrating the launch of CalWatchdog.com, a news and investigative reporting website exposing government corruption, waste, fraud, and abuse.

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Chiang letter on cash crunch 0

Here’s today’s letter from State Controller John Chiang to the governor and Legislature regarding the state’s cash situation: Dear Governor and Legislative Leaders: As State Controller, it is my responsibility to keep you informed of California’s cash condition and the

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