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LAO: Tax hike robs the middle class 0

John Seiler: Democrats in the Legislature have been advertising their tax increase as hitting just the rich. Yeah. We get it. They think the “rich” are the middle class. Now, the LAO confirms that: The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office said today

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Admin costs crowd out teaching 5

JULY 26, 2010 By JOHN SEILER A revealing new study shows that in recent years increases in the administrative costs of California’s K-12 schools have squeezed salaries for teachers. It shines a powerful searchlight on exactly what goes on in

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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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Just one question 0

If the Governor, Assembly and Senate can’t agree on whether Sen. Abel Maldonado has actually been confirmed to be our state’s lieutenant governor — our state’s most useless public office — and may, in fact, just toss the whole thing

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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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Budget dominates new session 1

By JOHN SEILER What a difference three years makes. In January 2007, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was fresh off his resounding election victory over Phil Angelides, basking in an aura of “postpartisan” triumphalism. The governor even proposed a universal health care

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