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Political ethics law to get overhaul soon

After 42 years of regulating the state’s political ethics, with countless updates and tweaks, the Political Reform Act is due for an overhaul — and stakeholders are set to begin the process next week. On Thursday, July 14, Fair Political

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CA Controller predicts Prop. 30 extension will be passed

At last Friday’s California Economic Summit sponsored by California Forward and the California Stewardship Network, state Controller Betty Yee predicted that a Proposition 30 extension and a cigarette tax will be on the 2016 ballot and both would pass. It was a prediction

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Right and left attack Prop. 31 budget reform 13

Oct. 20, 2012 By Dave Roberts California’s governing process is broken. Just some of the maladies afflicting Sacramento: Perennial billion-dollar budget deficits. Endless tax hike demands. Hyper-partisan legislation and bickering. All-day and late-night sessions in which barely read gut-and-amend bills

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Prop. 31 should be an issue for left-wingers, too 8

Oct. 3, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Tom Elias’ Oct. 2 column in the Redding Record Searchlight newspaper inferred Proposition 31 is only being opposed by some right-wing crackpots. Actually, Prop. 31 is far from only a rightwing issue. It should

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Which California cities will be Germany or Greece under Prop 31? 0

Sept. 6, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Carles B. Warren, a real estate economist and appraiser in Pleasant Hill, California, asks: “In the Los Angeles region, who will be Greece and who Germany” if California voters approve Proposition 31 on the

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Prop. 31 would regionalize state revenue sharing 24

Aug. 30, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Despite regionalization failing miserably in the European Union, California is proposing to adopt it as a tax-sharing policy for distributing state funds to local governments if voters approve Proposition 31 on the November ballot.

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