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Is An All-Cuts Budget Ahead? 4

FEB. 25, 2011 By KATY GRIMES SACRAMENTO — There is never a dull moment with California Gov. Jerry Brown. In a surprise visit to a budget committee meeting yesterday, Brown threatened to produce a budget that cuts $26.6 billion from

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“Balance” Is Missing From Budget 0

FEB. 25, 2011 By KATY GRIMES SACRAMENTO — As the Budget Conference Committee hearings began on Wednesday, Republicans challenged the frequent use of the word “balanced” for describing the tax increases and budget cuts within the governor’s budget proposal. With

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Edu-fascism 0

John Seiler: Here’s yet another outrage from our “public” school system: GPS systems for kids who play hooky. I thought the 13th Amendment abolished slavery. Reports the Orange County Register: ANAHEIM – Frustrated by students habitually skipping class, police and

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Best Govt. Pension Ever 0

John Seiler: California government workers’ pensions are pretty lavish. Consider this one from San Fran: New city records show that former Police Chief Heather Fong – who retired in 2009 – received a grand total of $528,595 in her final

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Gov. Brown Halts State Building Sale 2

Katy Grimes: For one year, I’ve been writing about the smelly deal of the sale of the 11 state-owned properties. In December it was halted until Gov. Brown’s administration could assess the sale and Gov. Schwarzenegger was out of office.

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The Real Meaning of the Constitution 3

By JOHN SEILER Writing recently in the Sacramento Bee, two professors mangled the actual meaning of the U.S. Constitution. Alan Gibson of Cal State Chico and James Read of the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Minnesota

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Walters: California Stagnating 0

John Seiler: CalWatchDog.com has been online now a little more than a year. If there’s one theme we’ve had, it’s that California is stagnating due to too much regulation, taxation and general foolishness by an out-of-touch government. For example, here’s

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Higher Gas Prices 0

John Seiler: Ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s budget proposals bore as much relation to reality as one of the scripts for his science-fiction movies. Even as the economy was tanking, his budget proposals, like his muscles, were pumped up with steroids. The

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Tough Talk Can't Hide Tax/Spend Budget 0

JAN. 11, 2011 By JOHN SEILER In his Jan. 3 Inaugural Address, Gov. Jerry Brown promised us a respite from the “smoke and mirrors” budgets of recent years, especially those of ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. So the budget he unveiled Monday,

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They're Coming for Prop. 13

John Seiler: You know it would happen. They’re coming for Prop. 13, the 1978 tax-cut measure. Having overspent for decades, the California government of parasites has run up a $28 billion deficit. Jerry Brown’s new budget is expected to include

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