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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Beatles on Tax Day

Today is Tax Day, the day when the government puts a gun to your head and shouts, “Stand and deliver!” It’s the day they make sure you give them what they think you owe to pay for government’s massive waste,

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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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Important government hearings 0

In case you were assuming that our legislators are working on the state’s broken budget, the following is from today’s Senate Daily File and is a Governmental Organization committee hearing: GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION WRIGHT, Chair 9:30 a.m. – John L. Burton Hearing

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CSUS AB 32 Study Attacked 9

The CSUS study authored by Sanjay Varshney (Dean of the College of Business Administration) and business professor Dennis Tootelian is now under attack. Why? Because in the study the refutes AB 32, global warming and green job creation as good

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Courage, Under Fire 0

Seriously people — and don’t think we don’t know who you are — you should be following CalWatchdog on Twitter. This is a good thing, and absurdly easy to do. Just go to our Twitter page and click “Follow” or

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Down with Bully Bureaucrats! 0

You gotta love a website that puts a Drudge Report-like flashing police strobe light on their homepage. Lieutenant Governor candidate/state Senator Sam Aanestad, R-Grass Valley, just stuck one on his senate homepage to advertise his new Bully Bureaucrat Hotline. And

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Legislators Allow Another Enviro "Ransom" 0

When the word “mitigate” is used repeatedly in a legislative hearing, and written extensively into the summary of the proposed bill, special interest must be wrangling money from business, claiming to try to “limit damages.” Specifically, environmentalists win another big

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Certainty Shmertainty 0

Just to recap a bit for those following at home: the state is currently running a $20 billion or so budget deficit. What to do about it has paralyzed Sacramento for, well, years, virtually guaranteeing that it will get worse. Notice

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State's Unions Win Another Court Battle 0

The state worker furlough situation is getting curiouser and curiouser. Yesterday Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch ruled that furloughed workers are entitled to back pay due to the furloughs, and ordered the state to “cease and desist the furlough

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