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CA the highest state 0

Each of us deals in his own way with The Insanity That Is California: the stultifying taxes, the bankrupting deficits, the debilitating debt, the thousand-dumb-new-laws-a-year, the incompetent egomaniacal governor, the clueless voters. Personally, bourbon and stogies do the trick for

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Snake Oil Legislators 0

APRIL 21, 2010 Nearly every person I talk to is either feeling the crush of the bad economy or knows people who are really suffering. Which leads me to believe that most California legislators don’t run in the same circles

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Greenlining Series: 'Diversity' pays off 0

This is the fifth part of a series produced by CalWatchdog and the Examiner regarding the Berkeley-based Greenlining Institute, a low-income housing advocacy group that critics say intimidates banks and helped cause the housing meltdown. APRIL 20, 2010 By MARK

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Don't Dis The Public Safety Unions 44

I heard a very disturbing story today on a Sacramento radio news program, leaving me to wonder what happened to the “Protect and Serve” oath for public safety workers. Firefighting and policing are voluntary careers — no one forces anyone

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Greenlining Series: Intruding on private charities 1

APRIL 19, 2010 This is the fourth part of a series produced by CalWatchdog and the Examiner regarding the Berkeley-based Greenlining Institute, a low-income housing advocacy group that critics say intimidates banks and helped cause the housing meltdown. By TORI

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Dems' cheap shot at scouting 0

This week I read an op-ed written by Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills, about how Assembly Democrats defeated Assembly Resolution 119 to honor the Boy Scouts on their 100th Anniversary. Hagman, an Eagle Scout, correctly identified that the Boy Scouts

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The Polite Sacramento Tea Party

The tax day Tea Party held at the state capitol in Sacramento was a bustling event, attended by colorful, patriotic and well-mannered people from all walks of life. No angry outbursts… no fights… just thousands and thousands of very polite

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Armstrong and Getty live 0

Photo from the Sacramento Tea party courtesy of Evelyn Stacey

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Punitive Sales and Use Tax Modified 0

The Board of Equalization (BOE) has an unusual deadline for the payment of Sales and Use taxes by California businesses, making it very easy for payments to be considered late, mounting large interest payments. The Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee

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CARB acted like 'mob enforcer' 6

APRIL 14, 2010 By ANTHONY PIGNATARO The metaphor Kit Enger uses most often when talking about the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is that of the mob enforcer. As in, “It was like I was forced to buy protection from

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