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The Green Police Are Coming

If you think the Super Bowl commercial depicting “The Green Police” was a joke, think again. California’s Cap and Trade law, AB 32 will allow fines, fees, and a law enforcement approach against “green violators,” all while attempting to reduce

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Partisan bi-partisanship? 0

So it looks like the state Assembly Rules Committee has delayed its hearing on Abel Maldonado‘s nomination to be lieutenant governor until 2:30 tomorrow. What the Democrats are planning remains to be seen, but the end result they’re hoping for

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Meg and Carly should debate

I heard Carly Fiorina on John & Ken on KFI 640 the other day. (Audio here.) She’s running for U.S. Senate. She was intelligent and articulate in advancing the old Republican bromides, especially limited government. Except she has a history

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When unions eat their own 0

Here’s a great story in the latest Sacramento News & Review about nasty infighting at the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA), a union representing 7,000 government employees. Long story short, a couple cops tried to get out of the

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They don't say 0

Feb. 5, 2010 The best press conference I ever covered featured a crooked Republican city councilman in Orange County who had a round belly and a big mouth but little actual thought of how to save his own skin. Surrounded

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The perils of following the money 0

Okay, that’s a bit extreme, but not as much as you may think. Money in politics stories are always big around election time, and for obvious reasons — mostly, that it’s disturbing and infuriating to think that elected officials vote

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We don't need no Lt. Gov. 0

By a 4-0 vote, the Senate Rules Committee approved Abel Maldonado to be California’s lieutenant governor, which means he’s almost certain to get the job. He’s Gov. Schwarzenegger’s nominee to replace John Garamendi, who was elected to the U.S. Congress.

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Drill here, drill now 4

Feb. 3, 2010 Drilling for oil off of California’s legendary coastline is a topic that polarizes the critics of offshore drilling, and the proponents. In Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s final budget he has proposed offshore oil drilling in Santa Barbara County

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An interview with Poizner 0

Feb. 2, 2010 Editor’s Note: The GOP gubernatorial race has turned particularly contentious, as Steve Poizner accused Meg Whitman of trying to muscle him out of the race. Here is an interview CalWatchdog recently had with Poizner. We are trying

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The clash over health care 7

Jan. 28, 2010 By KATY GRIMES On a vote of 22 to 14, the California State Senate today approved Senate Bill 810, which creates a government-run health care system, also known as single-payer health care. Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to

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