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Forced March to the May Revise 7

APRIL 11, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Things are looking bleaker by the day for Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed $12 billion tax hike. So far, Republicans have remained rock solid against it, denying him the two GOP sellout votes he needs

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Gov. Brown Insults CA Taxpayers 0

John Seiler: Gov. Jerry Brown spoke in Los Alamitos on Saturday before the California Cadet Corps. Reported the L.A. Times: The governor couldn’t resist alluding to the state’s budget stalemate in his remarks to the crowd in Los Alamitos, saying

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Skelton Needs Remedial Math 0

John Seiler: Sometimes I just shake my head. L.A. Times California columnist George Skelton writes today: Let’s be clear: State employee pensions are not to blame for Sacramento’s budget deficit. Not by any math. Down the road, the current state

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Can Ticket Surcharge Cure Paralysis? 0

APRIL 11, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Can tacking a $3 surcharge on all traffic tickets in California cure spinal cord injuries? Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, apparently thinks so. Wieckowski’s proposed AB 190 would tack on a $3 surcharge to every

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Jerry Is Why CA Doesn't Work 0

John Seiler: Speaking to a firefighters’ conference Wednesday about his palmy days as governor back in the 1970s, once-again Gov. Jerry Brown said: Everything worked. California was a golden state. A poppy bloomed on every corner. Nowadays, he must be

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I'm Singing the California Blues 11

APRIL 6, 2011 Once known throughout the world as the Golden State, California used to attract people from other parts of the United States as well as folks from other countries. People migrated to California for a chance of success

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Looking At Texas For CA Jobs 0

Katy Grimes: Apparently California lawmakers need to feel more shame before dealing with the real crisis we are living with. A delegation of California legislators and business leaders are going to be making a trip to Texas next week to

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Card Check Would End Secret Union Ballot 2

APRIL 4, 2011 By KATY GRIMES On March 31, Cesar Chavez Day, the California Senate passed SB 104 to eliminate secret ballot elections for farm workers voting on unionization. After a 24-14 party-line vote, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg,

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Traffic Citations and Overtime Up? 4

Katy Grimes: Traffic citations issued by the California Highway Patrol and other police departments in California are on the rise, reports The Sacramento Bee today. But the reasoning, while not surprising, is suspect: Revenue. However, this isn’t being done without a

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Is the Budget Kabuki Dance Ending? 1

MARCH 31, 2011 By KATY GRIMES The budget dance between the Republican legislators and Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown appears to have ended. The auditorium lights have been turned back on, the band is packing up but everyone is still awkwardly

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