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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Interview With A Candidate 0

I just finished an interesting interview with California’s Insurance Commissioner and candidate for Governor, Steve Poizner. Among the topics of discussion were his plans for immediate economic relief for the state upon taking office, how to permanently cut the size

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What did Arnold mean by 'challenge'? 0

Let’s begin with the press release sent out this morning under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s name. It’s subject matter, yet another month where the state’s unemployment figure hovers above 12.4 percent, is dark, but the release is surprisingly cheery: “Boosting employment

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AB 32- Global Warming Poll Released Today

A very interesting non-partisan poll commissioned by the independent AB 32 Implementation Group was released today, finding that the highly charged issues of Cap and Trade and global warming, do not have the purported support when California voters are presented

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This just in: We're more doomed than ever 0

OK, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been out of the state since Wednesday, passing the hat in Washington D.C. with Assembly Speaker Karen Bass and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg. Abel Maldonado, Arnold’s pick for lieutenant governor, has yet to

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First Massachusetts, then Illinois 0

Well, if you get the public angry enough, it’s possible to get some electoral change, as we see from the dramatic Senate victory of Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts. No, the addition of one Republican senator — and especially one

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He is the king! 0

Paul Goldenberg is the closest thing the small Orange County city of La Habra has to royalty. Anyone who grew up in Southern California between the 1970s and today knows him, maybe not by his full name, but by the

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AB 32 Poll To Be Released Today 0

Later today a poll will be released demonstrating that a large majority of Californians want AB 32 suspended. The consequences of AB 32 have been vociferously addressed by Assembly Member Dan Logue, R, Marysville. Logue has been a staunch advocate

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Legislating Fur 0

It’s difficult not to chuckle at Assemblywoman Fiona Ma’s, D-San Francisco, proposed bill requiring all garments sold in California made of animal fur to be identified as such on the label. However, at the heart of AB 1656 is not

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