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Why was 2003 recall so unique? Joe Mathews misses key point

Joe Mathews has written an interesting column about the 10th anniversary of the recall of Gov. Gray Davis. assignment online “Critics of the recall said it was a crazy idea, a partisan Republican power grab, a perversion of America’s tradition

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Bill Lockyer should make like Bulworth in his last 19 months 4

June 4, 2013 By Chris Reed News that state Treasurer Bill Lockyer will retire when his current term expires in January 2015 has produced plenty of tributes to Lockyer’s smarts and tenacity, and plenty of pushback from people who say

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Rebuking Bowen: High standards shouldn’t be surprising 1

March 15, 2013 By Chris Reed Democratic lawmakers have been a bit more likely to discomfit the status quo and show high expectations than normal this year. A Senate committee report strongly suggesting that school districts were stealing federal school

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Why don’t pension funds divest from ALL arms companies? 9

Jan. 30, 2013 By John Seiler After the December shootings at Newtown, Conn., California Treasurer Bill Lockyer and others took aim at some arms manufacturers. Lockyer “said he’ll propose that the state’s public pension funds, the two largest in the

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CalSTRS moves to increase your taxes 6

Jan. 10, 2013 By John Seiler The California State Teachers Retirement System just moved to increase your taxes. They didn’t do so directly, but that will be the result. Because when CalSTRS investments don’t grow fast enough, by law taxpayers

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Lockyer anti-gun ideology would hit CA taxpayers 10

Dec. 18, 2012 By John Seiler America still mourns the victims of the Newtown mass murder. It’s predictable that anti-gun Democratic ideologues would use the tragedy to advance their position — at the expense not only of our Second Amendment

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The Tobacco Settlement Bait-And-Switch 2

Dec. 08, 2012 By Joseph Perkins “California’s lawsuit against the tobacco industry has reached a successful conclusion that provides a major victory in the fight against smoking.” So said Bill Lockyer, then the state’s attorney general, back in 1999. The

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Puke politics: Prop. 30 forces pretend to moral high ground 0

Oct. 9 By Chris Reed Call it “The Tales of Two Tax Hikes.” So the pro-Proposition 30 campaign starts running dishonest ads that make it sound like there are strong protections guaranteeing its additional revenue for education won’t be hijacked

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What school bonds pay for: From San Diego to Burlingame, the crime is what’s legal 7

Sept. 24, 2012 By Chris Reed Dan Walters had a good column over the weekend about the staggering political expedience we’re seeing throughout California. But after spending many hours researching a $2.8 billion school bond being pushed by the San

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Inside the mind of a bureaucrat 0

Steven Greenhut: In my column for City Journal, I provide insight into how the likes of Treasurer Bill Lockyer think. Lockyer’s basic response to pension reformers: We should get over our pension envy and pay more in taxes. Said Lockyer

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