Meg: Stop lying about Jerry and taxes

John Seiler: Meg Whitman continues running commercials based on disproved assertions about Jerry Brown and taxes. It’s especially grating that she is using a Bill Clinton quote attacking Jerry from the 1992 presidential campaign. First, Clinton is a notorious liar.

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No Free Lunch 0

Laura Sucheski: The California Budget Project, our favorite left-leaning “non-partisan” budget analysis organization, released a budget brief today titled “No Free Lunch: Tax Cuts Widen Budget Gaps.” The brief is yet another indication of the organization’s overarching belief in increased

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Read Skelton's lips: More new taxes! 0

I’ll give L.A. Times columnist George Skelton marks for consistency: He always favors tax increases. Here he is back in 2007, even before the economy crashed, calling for “a temporary tax increase to balance the books.” And I’m consistent, too:

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Now this is dumb 0

California still, despite its many problems and follies, is the global center of the Internet. Our companies here include Google, eBay, Apple, Conexant (Internet switches), and thousands more. Public policy should be simple: more and more Internet! For everybody! Doing

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How To Do Business With The State 0

At an event I attended last week, I received a brochure titled “How to do Business with California State Government: A Five Step Process,” published by the Department of General Services (DGS). The quote on the front of the brochure

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We're No. 3! (in high taxes) 0

A new study ranks Taxifornia No. 3 among the 50 states in taxes. First is New Taxersey. Second is Taxesota. Taxifornia jumped from fourth place to third place. Come on, my fellow Taxifornians, we can do it! We can be

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Republicans Moving Forward? 0

UPDATE: I spoke with Assembly member Roger Niello over the weekend. Niello said that his discussions with Garrick were informal and that he was not officially “appointed” to lead Assembly Republicans with California Forward. However, he does was a seat

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Proposition 16 Hidden Intent?

Could there be a hidden intent behind the PG&E sponsored Proposition 16? Peter Darbee, chairman and CEO of PG&E, is recorded at an investor meeting in New York, Marchi 1, 2010 stating that he hopes to diminish the ability for

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Making The State's Debt Coherent 0

Assembly member Brian Nestande, R-Palm Desert, introduced a bill in January requiring the state budget to include and account for an estimated $200 billion in unfunded liabilities. According to the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), these liabilities include pensions and retiree

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Hotel Taxifornia 3

The Eagles band is starting a tour Tuesday around California and the West Coast. I’ve come up with some new lyrics, which I’m sure they’ll use, for their signature song. It’s called… “Hotel Taxifornia” On a dark desert highway, cool

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