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Green Energy Bill Headed to Gov. 0

MARCH 30, 2011 By KATY GRIMES A bill that would increase California’s energy costs by $7 billion finally made it through the Assembly on Tuesday. It’s headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature. The bill is SB X1 2

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Investment Tax Credit Could Boost CA Jobs 0

MARCH 25, 2011 By KATY GRIMES One senator is trying to offer California manufacturers a break to help stimulate business growth. But even his modest sales-tax credit was met with resistance in a hearing at the Capitol on Wednesday. Inland

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Luntz Warns Divided GOP on Taxes 0

MARCH 21, 2011 UPDATED 8:15 p.m. By KATY GRIMES As nearly 2,000 Republicans from around the state met in Sacramento over the weekend for the California Republican Party Convention, the elephant in every room was the divide within the party.

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National City Eminent Domain On Ropes? 2

MARCH 21, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Just as State Assembly Republicans were pulling their punches to keep eminent domain alive for redevelopment in California, a timely eminent domain case involving the taking of a youth boxing center has emerged in National

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Field Poll: Cut Pensions 0

John Seiler: A new Field Poll shows that Californians back unions — but want pensions rolled back. As often is the case, the results are contradictory. It’s immense union power that, over the past 12 years, spiked pensions to unsustainable

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Not Another Tax! 2

John Seiler: “Smoke ’em if you got ’em” was a saying back when I as in the U.S. Army 30 years ago. Now it’s “Tax ’em if you got ’em.” Lance Armstrong, the famed bicyclist, is obsessed with raising California

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Pensions Before The Poor! 3

FEB. 28, 2011 By TROY ANDERSON For years, officials in California have used accounting gimmicks, stimulus funds and the state credit card to keep the safety net intact. But experts say the state may have run out of tricks. Facing

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Little Hoover: Cut Current Pensions 4

John Seiler: It’s not Wisconsin — yet. But today the Little Hoover Commission released a new report on California pensions that pushed forward the serious cutting of government-worker costs on the state budget. “Public Pensions for Retirement Security” is 106

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Cancel Prop. 71 Stem Cell Funding? 4

Feb. 23, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI On Feb. 9, the $123 million Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regenerative Medicine Building opened on the campus of the University of California, San Francisco to house the Eli and Edy Broad Center of Regeneration

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Lockyer Supports Redevelopment End 0

FEB. 3, 2011 By KATY GRIMES State Treasurer Bill Lockyer just this week joined the chorus of calls to deny funding for local redevelopment as one way to reduce the state’s $25 billion budget shortfall. Gov. Jerry Brown’s January budget proposal

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