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Brown Sets State Up For Tax Vote 0

JAN. 4, 2011 By JOHN SEILER In his inaugural address Monday, new (and past) Gov. Jerry Brown spoke eloquently of past Californians, including his great-grandparents, who overcame tremendous obstacles to build our state: The people of California have not lost

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No New Taxes! 0

John Seiler: Californians need to be firm: No new taxes! Because the tax wasters are cooking up tax increases right now, reports the Bee: Gov.-elect Jerry Brown will propose a ballot measure to extend temporary tax hikes set to expire next year….

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State Govt. Will Be Cut 20% 3

John Seiler: Steven Greenhut reports on last week’s budget deficit powwow of state budget bigshots, including Jerry Brown, legislative leaders and budget experts. Fortunately, Arnold wasn’t there, or his mere presence would have again doubled the budget deficit. At the

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Forecast: CA Economic Lull to Continue 0

DEC. 8, 2010 By JOHN SEILER When Gov. Jerry Brown takes office in less than a month and deals with the state’s $25 billion budget deficit, he will get no more help from the state’s economy than he has from

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Texas Beats California on Economy 0

NOV. 18, 2010 By JOHN SEILER In the competition between America’s two most populous states, California has two recent victories over Texas. In the World Series, the San Francisco Giants stomped on the Texas Rangers. And on election day, Nov.

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Nobody Wants Cal Bonds 0

John Seiler: Bonds. California bonds. Nobody wants them. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has extended his seven years of destruction by wiping out the market for bonds, not just for California, but other states and cities. The Wall St. Journal: America’s strapped

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Brown's Job Got Twice as Hard 0

NOV. 12, 2010 By JOHN SEILER Less than a month ago, on Oct. 18, Moody’s Investor Service issued a report calculating California’s situation as “at least $12 billion in future budget gaps.” Now, the nonpartisan California Legislative Analyst’s Office released a

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Jerryfornia: California in orbit 0

John Seiler: “To the moon, California!” shouted California voters today, doing an imitation of Jackie Gleason playing Ralph Kramden on the old “Honeymooners” TV show. “Bang! Zoom!” Once again the state is launching into orbit with Captain Moonbeam. We’ve been

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Gav hits Maldo on taxes

John Seiler: Ya gotta love it. In Feb. 2009, state Sen. Abel Maldonado, by voting for tax increases, sold his soul to become Arnold’s chauffeur. As a reward, Maldo was appointed Lt. Gov. In his re-election bid, Maldo’s opponent for

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Is Real Cal Unemployment At 25%? 6

SEPT. 14, 2010 By JOHN SEILER Welcome to the desert of California jobs. Officially, California’s unemployment rate was 12.3 percent for July, the latest month calculated. That’s bad enough. But the real number is twice as much: at least 25

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