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State selling properties to raise cash 2

Feb. 23, 2010 By KATY GRIMES With the state of California selling off property to raise cash in the face of the $24 billion deficit, 11 office-building complexes are for sale, which will then be leased back to the state for 20

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Jobless victims stagger California 5

Feb. 21, 2010 By JOHN SEILER As state legislators and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger continue to work on the state budget for fiscal year 2010-11, which begins July 1, they will be looking at how their actions affect the entire state

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Assembly, Senate embrace filing rule 2

Feb. 19, 2010 By ELISE VIEBECK After a unanimous vote by the Assembly this week, a small administrative code revision will absolve state agencies of complying with reporting requirements deemed unnecessary or obsolete. The law, previously approved by a 35-0

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Incentives eyed to spur job growth 1

Feb. 18, 2010 By KATY GRIMES In spite of the federal stimulus money invested in California, unemployment is still in double digits and will remain so for a couple more years, according to state economic experts. Consequently, talk of jobs

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Jessica's Law flaws debated 0

Feb. 17, 2010 By ELISE VIEBECK Officials at a Senate hearing yesterday questioned the effectiveness of Jessica’s Law, the 2006 ballot initiative passed to reduce recidivism among paroled sex offenders. Critics say that for all its popularity — the measure

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Forbes publisher assesses state decline 0

Feb. 16, 2010 By KATY GRIMES In a poignant and often funny talk, Forbes Magazine Publisher Rich Karlgaard believes this economic recession could have and should have been avoided, and the worsening U.S. economy is a man-made crisis thanks to

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Other cities could follow Sac utility measure 0

Feb. 15, 2010 By KATY GRIMES In the first of its kind in the state, the Sacramento County Taxpayers League filed a ballot initiative to roll back monthly utilities rates. Filing Wednesday February 10, 2010 at the Sacramento City Clerk’s

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Game wardens seek to duck furloughs 0

Feb. 11, 2010 By ELISE VIEBECK Witnesses at a recent Assembly hearing voiced concerns that game wardens, unlike conventional law enforcement officers, must comply with Friday furloughs. Wardens cited an increase in poaching as one reason to exempt the state’s

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Tribes at odds over online poker 0

Feb. 11, 2010 By ELISE VIEBECK In an eight-hour session on Tuesday, a Senate committee considered the implications of legalizing online poker, which has been prohibited in the United States since 2006. The testimony split legalization proponents — legislators looking

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Is California a Donor State? 17

Feb. 10, 2010 By JOHN SEILER Ever since he began working on the California state budget for fiscal year 2010-11, which begins July 1, 2010, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been insisting that this is a “donor state,” meaning we send

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