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Business-friendly bill or not? 0

Jan. 11, 2010 By KATY GRIMES In what appeared to be the first good news of the new year, the Assembly Committee on Jobs and Economic Development voted unanimously to ease the permitting process for start-up and expanding businesses in

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Governor outlines weak agenda 0

Jan. 7, 2010 By JOHN SEILER He won’t be back. This was Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s last State of the State address, given on Jan. 6, 2010. In a year, he’ll be gone, a faded memory like his role in 1970’s

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Budget dominates new session 1

By JOHN SEILER What a difference three years makes. In January 2007, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was fresh off his resounding election victory over Phil Angelides, basking in an aura of “postpartisan” triumphalism. The governor even proposed a universal health care

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