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What’s being ignored in the Calderon scandals

It’s interesting to see what stories the big newspapers choose to run, and more interesting to see what they ignore. Rather than never letting a good scandal go to waste, big media is part of making the news, or keeping

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Budget trailer bill will kill rights

June 20, 2013 By Katy Grimes A new budget trailer bill will gut the state Public Records Act at the local level. The Public Records Act provides Californians the ability to obtain documents about state and local government actions and hold

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Assembly shuns accountability for slush fund

March 1, 2013 By Katy Grimes California Assembly leaders enjoy an annual slush fund of $38 million. It’s money they can do with however they please. The Assembly’s operating budget was $112 million for the 2011-12 fiscal year that ended June

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Ding, dong, tax bill is dead!

Sept. 1, 2012 Katy Grimes: The California Senate killed Assembly Speaker John Pérez’s AB 1500, which would have taxed out-of-state businesses. Ding dong, one more tax measure is dead… for now. Perez worked like a mad man on Friday to

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Redevelopment: It’s aliiiiiiiive!

Aug. 29, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — The California Redevelopment Agency was given the ax in February by Gov. Jerry Brown. Since then, lawmakers have been working as diligently as Dr. Frankenstein to breathe new life back into the

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Cap & Trade parasite bill signals civil war on business

May 31, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Speaker John A. Perez’s push of Assembly Bill 1532 through the State Assembly on Tuesday, May 29, signals a shift from regulation of air pollution to an outright civil war on business and industry

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