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Pro-Biz California Democrats Emerging?

FEB. 21, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI The intent of California political redistricting has been to attract more centrist candidates who might reduce the notorious political dysfunction in the state Legislature. A candidate has entered the race for the newly created

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Whistleblower Bill Advances in Leg

JAN. 11, 2012 By KATY GRIMES Each year, thousands of California state employees do the right thing by exposing government waste and fraud. But not in the state Capitol in Sacramento, according to Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-Pasadena. At an Assembly

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Assembly Must Open Secret Budget

The leadership in the California Assembly seems to think it’s the Supreme Soviet, the legislative body of the old Soviet Union. It’s not. The Assembly represents the people of California. And the people have the right to know what’s going

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CA Legislature Acts Like Sopranos Mob

JUNE 22, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS What exactly was Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge, implying last week when he took offense, both personally and for all Italians, after Assemblyman Don Wagner, R-Irvine, compared ABX1 27 to the type of

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