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Fracking watch: Brazil figures out what CA hasn’t

May 1, 2013 By Chris Reed The passage of anti-fracking legislation by an Assembly committee Monday could lead to a showdown between green Dem lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown, who’s struck a measured tone so far on hyrdaulic fracturing, the

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Fracking watch: Saudi Arabia figures out what CA hasn’t

April 30, 2013 By Chris Reed On Monday, an Assembly committee took up three bills intended to ban or limit fracking in California. All three passed. Incredibly and pathetically, the first coverage of this development — by the Ventura County

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Truth about CA demolishes hype about Jerry Brown

April 29, 2013 By Chris Reed California’s dual, incompatible narratives keep rolling along. On the one hand, we’re supposed to believe the passage of Proposition 30 and Gov. Jerry Brown’s able stewardship have lifted the Golden State out of the

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LAT’s Steve Lopez: Pension crisis real — not unions’ fault. Huh?

April 24, 2013 By Chris Reed The unsustainability of the public employee pension system in California has been obvious for at least six or seven years to anyone who understood two simple facts: the demographics of our aging government workforce

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