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Brulte: 2012 Assembly GOP lost because ‘We got lazy’ 3

March 4, 2013 By John Hrabe Jim Brulte was elected chairman of the California Republican Party in a landslide vote on Sunday. But despite winning support from 90 percent of convention delegates, the former state senator kept campaigning until the

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Assembly Dems play politics with sequestration bill 2

March 1, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — Yesterday in the California Assembly the Democratic majority played fast and loose with a bipartisan bill aimed at urging President Barack Obama and Congress to avert the federal sequestration cuts. SJR 3, by

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Assembly shuns accountability for slush fund 3

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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CA lawmakers at hearing aim at guns, not crooks 34

Jan. 30, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — There was no shortage of drama yesterday in a Capitol hearing about California’s gun laws. A show-and-tell, demonstration by the California Department of Justice, of several high-capacity rifles held the rapt attention

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Dems stonewall accountability for Legislature 7

April 26, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — If revenge is a dish best served cold, it’s downright arctic in the California Legislature. Two members of the Assembly just found out how frosty politics can be when there is a chilling,

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