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Democrats now see downside of CEQA 0

Feb. 11, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Although many of California’s legislative Democrats are eager to “test drive” the new two-thirds majorities their caucuses hold in the Assembly and Senate — i.e., pushing the limits of their power to

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J.B. says reforming CEQA is ‘Lord’s Work’ 0

Aug. 28, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi In Archibald MacLeish’s 1958 play, “J.B.,” the devil disguised as a popcorn vendor destroys the property and children of a wealthy banker named “J.B.” to test his faithfulness to God.  God, portrayed as a balloon

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God-like legislators fail to pass enviro reforms 1

Aug. 24, 2012 By Katy Grimes Despite promises to pass desperately needed reforms to the California Environmental Quality Act, lawmakers in the state Senate killed the CEQA reform bill co-authored by Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, R-Thousand Oaks. “The CEQA reform effort

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Will Enviros Bend on CEQA Reform? 0

Jan. 28, 2012 CEQA, the California Environmental Quality Act, has long been the third rail of politics here in theGoldenState. If a politician dare touch it, he or she is dead to the state’s powerful environmental lobby. Gov. Jerry Brown

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Cal Biz Climate Ranks Pathetic 32nd 0

JUNE 30, 2011 By JOSEPH PERKINS The Legislature passed a budget this week that assumes $10.6 billion in higher tax revenues flowing into the state’s coffers next year. That sum includes not only the $6.6 billion Gov. Jerry Brown projected

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Republicans Block Redevelopment Vote 0

MARCH 17, 2011 By KATY GRIMES With many predicting that yesterday’s budget vote in the Legislature was just going to be a drill, lawmakers surprised everyone and actually cut $7.4 billion from various state programs. It was an attempt to

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