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Prop. 39 tax-hike $ also may indirectly boost teacher pay 0

March 7, 2013 By Chris Reed It’s not just money from Proposition 30’s sales-tax and income-tax hikes that is being used to provide for teacher pay raises and to allow continuation of “step” pay policies that give teachers raises most

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Is Ted Lieu the state’s Ultimate Nanny? 11

Sept. 4, 2012 By Steven Greenhut If you want to understand just about everything that’s wrong with Sacramento, you need only peruse a press release recently sent out by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance. Lieu is proud of his laundry list

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There Ought To Be A Pat On Back 0

Steven Greenhut: California legislators sponsor a “There Ought To Be A Law Contest” to get ideas from constituents and students on, er, the new laws the state ought to have. Even some good solid Republicans go for this nonsense. We’ve

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A New Portrait for Jerry Brown?

Laura Sucheski: Here’s a question that’s surely been on the minds of California political history geeks everywhere. If Jerry Brown wins the governor’s race, it will be his second time holding the office.  And just like the President of the

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'Let them eat pie!' 0

Laura Sucheski: Democrats and Republicans made heavy use of baking-related analogies to the budget crisis today at the Capitol.   Republicans suggested Dem budget plans are half-baked ideas and decided to present them with an Easy-Bake oven to reheat those

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