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Taxpayer-subsidized companies raking in public contracts

Los Angeles County is hitting 1.000. The county has done business with each of the top 10 recipients of local and state subsidies in California, records show. The practice is common, although hardly in violation of any rules. But across

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Love for CA rooted in climate, not politics

Californians like it hot. In polling conducted by USC Dornsife and the Los Angeles Times, respondents confirmed some eye-opening facts about California’s appeal to its own residents — such as the primary importance of its largely snow-free climate. Although good weather

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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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Another Sacramento business bites the dust 10

March 14, 2013 By Katy Grimes Coke — it’s the real thing. But not for 60 Sacramento area Coca-Cola employees who are about to lose their jobs. Only two months after Coca-Cola, Inc. purchased the locally-owned Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Company,

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Gov. Antoinette-Brown: Let the unemployed eat cake

Feb. 19, 2013 By Chris Reed Over the weekend, the U-T San Diego had a story about the Texas vs. California business-climate debate. It featured an astounding claim from Gov. Jerry Brown’s top economics adviser: “California provides a higher level

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Tax board attack on business: Do governor’s appointees just tune him out? 11

Commentary Jan. 18, 2013 By Chris Reed That California is extraordinarily hostile to business is accepted as a given by just about everyone who is an executive, manager or small-business owner in the state.  But Democrats and some in the

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Legislators regulating dog groomers, dental hygienists 21

June 19, 2012 Katy Grimes: If you thought the June election might make California Democrats take pause and re-examine their business-killing policies, think again. Today in the Assembly Business, Professions And Consumer Protection Committee, bills to regulate dog groomers, dental hygienists,

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Jerry Brown a dishonest bore 5

May 21, 2012 By Steven Greenhut Gov. Jerry Brown’s “Moonbeam” shtick has long passed its expiration date, taking about as long to go from “cute” to “annoying” as it did for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Terminator” references. On Monday, in announcing that

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AB 32 Cap and trade hearings high on speculation, low on details 17

May 3, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — A recent poll about the implementation of AB 32 shows that California voters and taxpayers aren’t real crazy about cap and trade or regulatory reporting regulations. Cap and trade programs mandate reduced

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CA Running Massive Cash Deficit 9

JAN. 12, 2012 By CHRISS STREET The California state government’s general fund is running a staggering cash deficit of $21 billion on an $88.5 billion budget. The number comes from Controller John Chaing just-released financial statement for December 2011. The

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