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Meg & Carly Sell Out 0

John Seiler: Meg and Carly might be rookies at politics, but they’re fast learners. They’re already selling out the positions they took to win the primaries. One of Meg’s primary ads featured Gov. Pete Wilson calling her “tough as nails”

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Canada vs. California 4

John Seiler: Dan Walters had a good column comparing California to Canada. Both have similar-sized populations and economies. Yet, Canada has mostly avoided the economic calamity of recent years, whereas California has suffered heavily. Dan: Canadian bankers eschewed massive involvement

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Finally, something important 0

In marked contrast to the foolishness and irrelevance that surrounds the controversy over who will be California’s next lieutenant governor, the California Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes just released this report, which explains how Governor Schwarzenegger’s furlough of 5,300

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Is Tom Campbell a "fiscal conservative"?

Whatever else it’s done, Carly Fiorina’s “Demon Sheep” ad against rival Tom Campbell has sparked the first widespread interest in the campaign for Republican nominee to replace Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate. The ad, which has generated a lot

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Game wardens seek to duck furloughs 0

Feb. 11, 2010 By ELISE VIEBECK Witnesses at a recent Assembly hearing voiced concerns that game wardens, unlike conventional law enforcement officers, must comply with Friday furloughs. Wardens cited an increase in poaching as one reason to exempt the state’s

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UPDATED! Maldonado rejected! 0

Well, maybe. The vote on his appointment as lieutenant governor was 36-34 in the Assembly, which is five votes shy of the 41-vote majority needed for confirmation. That’s what Capitol Weekly is reporting here, though there’s apparently been some sort

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What did Arnold mean by 'challenge'? 0

Let’s begin with the press release sent out this morning under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s name. It’s subject matter, yet another month where the state’s unemployment figure hovers above 12.4 percent, is dark, but the release is surprisingly cheery: “Boosting employment

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Governor outlines weak agenda 0

Jan. 7, 2010 By JOHN SEILER He won’t be back. This was Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s last State of the State address, given on Jan. 6, 2010. In a year, he’ll be gone, a faded memory like his role in 1970’s

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We Live-Blog Arnold! 0

Watch this space at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6 when Cal Watchdog reporter Katy Grimes live-blogs Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s annual State of the State address. Given that these speeches tend to run during prime time, it’s pretty clear Arnold

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Just how many boxes did Arnold blow up? 3

By ANTHONY PIGNATARO The promise was to do nothing less than “blow up” the boxes of government. “We cannot afford waste and fraud in any department or agency,” Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger famously said in his January 2004 State of the

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