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Initiative Would Bring Back Part-Time Leg 0

JAN. 24, 2012 By KATY GRIMES A ballot initiative planned for the November ballot could result in fewer bills coming out of the Capitol, potentially saving California taxpayers and business owners “tens of millions of dollars.” Despite widespread disapproval of

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SMUD’s Creative Rate Increase Lingo 8

Katy Grimes: The Sacramento Municipal Utility District is changing some of its rate terminology in order to charge higher rates. The utility company claims that it really is “an effort to better define for customers what they are paying for and

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Big Savings With Part-Time Leg. 0

Katy Grimes: Limiting the Legislature to only 95 days each year and $18,000 per year salaries would save the state tens of millions of dollars per year, according to a new report by the state’s Legislative Analyst’s Office. Currently the

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Assembly Muzzles Whistleblower Bill 2

JAN. 20, 2012 By KATY GRIMES So much for open government. AB 1378 would have provided legislative staffers the same safeguards that nearly all other state employees receive after blowing the whistle on government wrongdoing. But on Thursday, it was muzzled

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Brown: Proving The ‘Declinists’ Wrong 11

JAN. 18, 2012 By KATY GRIMES Was it Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address today? Or the “more show than substance” address, as some lawmakers dubbed it? Brown defended High-Speed Rail, pushed for implementation of AB 32, touted economic

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Know Your ‘Rich’ Economic History 0

Katy Grimes: In order to fully comprehend how California residents will be impacted even more by Democrats in the near future, we need to look at the economic condition of the entire country, and put our economic history into context. Under the

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‘Grassroots’ Looks Like This 38

Katy Grimes: TIME magazine recently announced the 2011 Person of the Year was “the Protestor.” American protestors conjure up all kinds of images, from the Occupy Wall Street Protestors, striking union nurses, teamsters, to university students occupying the library at UC

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CA GOP Going to Elephant Graveyard? 5

JAN. 17, 2012 Many in the media say that Republicans are rapidly becoming irrelevant in California, and will become nothing more than an afterthought after the next election. Even a Capitol press club, made up of declining “old media” newspaper,

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High-Speed Platinum Contracts 8

JAN. 13, 2012 By KATY GRIMES It’s like a runaway train pushing a side a cow on the tracks. Controversy over the $98.5 billion-dollar-and-growing price tag? Move aside! The California High-Speed Rail Authority held a seemingly “regular” monthly meeting in Los

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Ballot-Box Budgeting Scheme 0

Katy Grimes: The latest proposed state budget demonstrates exactly why California doesn’t need the new spending scheme that will appear on the ballot this June. The budget released by the Governor last week projects that despite billions in cuts to

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