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Coal and California: State not as green as it may seem

California regularly wins national acclaim for AB32 and other state laws pushing the Golden State toward the use of cleaner renewable power. A recent New York Times editorial page blog post was typical. But on niche websites devoted to energy

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CA Dems pressure Brown on spending

New budget deadline, same budget battle. That could be the watchword for Sacramento this week, as leading Democrats in the Assembly and the Senate labored on a spending plan that could survive the governor’s scrutiny. Equipped with a line-item veto, which allows

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Hydropower AB 32 scam as bad as one L.A. Times detailed

The Los Angeles Times had a good analysis over the weekend of how AB 32 is being gamed in ways that make suspect its claims to be cleaning up the environment. California’s pioneering climate-change law has a long reach, but

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GOP’s Texas-California connection grows

If present trends continue, California Republicans could set up a virtual government-in-exile in Texas. As is now well known, outmigration from California has reached historic highs. Although just 2.6 percent of the large Texas population is now Californian in origin, Texas has received the largest number

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TX routs CA in education test scores

Every time I write or speak on a radio show favorably about Texas compared with California, I get harsh online comments, emails and phone calls. The usual theme isn’t just that California is a nicer place to live. It’s that

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CA GOP Convention: DeVore lays out stark CA vs. TX contrast 3

Mar. 2, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — Former Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, R-Irvine, left the Golden State for Texas in 2011 after he termed out. DeVore returned to his former state Friday night to speak at the dinner banquet of the

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Texas vs. California: What smug Fresno Bee doesn’t mention 12

Feb. 7, 2013 By Chris Reed The war of words between Gov. Jerry Brown and his Texas counterpart, Rick Perry, over California’s business climate has led to the usual snide comments about the Lone Star State from the media annex

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DeVore: Numbers show Arnold’s tax increase cost jobs 2

Jan. 25, 2013 By John Seiler Remember how, in the Proposition 30 campaign, Gov. Jerry Brown insisted the massive tax increases wouldn’t chase rich folks out of California? Former California Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, who recently moved to Texas, has the

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California Taxes Success, Texas Taxes Results of Success 7

Jan. 11, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi Chuck DeVore’s timely new book, “The Texas Model: Prosperity in the Lone Star State and Lessons for America,” can be summed up in one riveting sentence by him:  “California taxes success, while Texas taxes

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