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Workers' Comp officials reprimanded 1

MAY 13, 2010 By KATY GRIMES Mention workers’ compensation reform in a crowd, and eyes immediately glaze over. It can be a droll subject – unless you have skin in the game. The Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee held

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GOP rebuts Dems' tax roadshow 0

MAY 12, 2010 By STEVEN GREENHUT At a press conference at the Capitol this morning marking a 50-day countdown until the end of the state’s fiscal year, Assembly Republicans made it clear that they will not accept any new taxes

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Duvall still giving out money 0

MAY 11, 2010 By ANTHONY PIGNATARO For reasons he didn’t really want to discuss, former Assemblyman Michael D. Duvall of Yorba Linda still has about $72,000 in campaign money, according to the most recent reports on file with the California

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CA Forward's insomnia cure 0

MAY 11, 2010 By KATY GRIMES In a hearing yesterday that could have helped anyone with an insomnia problem, California Forward, the budget reform group proposing a simple majority vote by the Legislature instead of the two-thirds currently required, presented

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Audits target agency nepotism 2

MAY 6, 2010 By KATY GRIMES A backlog of 12,000 reports of alleged teacher misconduct in 2009, together with a nepotism problem within the Commission on Teacher Credentialing raised the red flag to high alert. Four state agencies received news

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Open gun carry under fire 1

MAY 5, 2010 By JOHN SEILER Gun rights activists have stirred up controversy in recent months by carrying, and displaying, firearms in the open in California, including in restaurants and coffee shops. This has led to a movement to ban

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Legislators push for higher taxes 0

MAY 5, 2010 By MICHAEL BARNHART and BRYAN LEONARD Pity California taxpayers. They are afflicted with the nation’s highest sales and gasoline taxes, and a particularly punishing income tax. And still “progressives” both inside and outside the state claim that

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Is California 'lean'? 0

MAY 4, 2010 K. LLOYD BILLINGSLEY The May 1-7 issue of The Economist magazine, in a section under California government, includes the article “Looking for Waste,” subtitled “easier blamed than found.”  The article attempted to find waste through one measure,

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Greece as preview for California 0

MAY 3, 2010 By CHRISS STREET Californians should pay close attention to the painful consequences to the Greeks from the downgrade of their country’s credit rating to “junk.” As one of the smallest members of the European Union (EU), representing

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Counties stingy with ballot info 0

MAY 3, 2010 By KATY GRIMES Ballotpedia recently did an analysis of California’s county election websites, with a focus on what information they make available about local ballot measures. What’s interesting is that California’s county election Web sites vary greatly

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