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The ‘nut graph’ you’ll never see in a state government story 14

Oct. 1, 2012 By Chris Reed On Sunday, as I read iconoclastic pollster Pat Caddell‘s sharp, persuasive tirade documenting the many issues where the national media have spared the public from the details of the Obama administration’s venality and incompetence,

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Hearing: Bulk of school spending will go to construction 10

Aug. 8, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers say they want to help California’s failing schools. They say they are concerned about the dropout rate and low test scores in California’s public schools. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom

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Bill to create ‘segregated’ school discipline 16

June 1, 2012 Katy Grimes: With all of the recent talk about nanny states and politicians interjecting themselves into the personal lives of citizens, another such bill was passed in the Assembly Thursday. But this bill will allow the state of

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AB 1500 Would Kill More Calif. Businesses 0

MARCH 15, 2012 By KATY GRIMES The Assembly Speaker and fellow Democrats are aggressively pushing a dangerous business-killing bill, designed to penalize out-of-state businesses operating in California. Clearly, these legislators do not recognize the importance of all business contributions to

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Students Protest Ed Entitlement Cuts 26

MAR. 5, 2012 By KATY GRIMES Middle-aged, greying 1960s radicals, pimply faced kids, teachers, throngs of SEIU members, angry Occupy protestors, and union members of all kinds descended upon the state Capitol Monday. They demanded, “Wall Street and the wealthy

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Capitol Protest: Occupy vs. Teachers 0

Katy Grimes: California Teachers Association and Occupy Protestors are going to fight for relevance on Monday. Glitter-wearing Occupy protestors from Berkeley and Davis are headed to the state Capitol Monday morning. In a well-orchestrated protest planned for Monday, teachers and school

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In California, the Dream Is an Act 0

JULY 26, 2011 The California dream of an affordable, top-notch state-sponsored education for all is nothing to dream about for legal California students. Just signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown was AB 130, the “California Dream Act of 2011,”

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Unions Might Seek 43% Tax Increase 0

JULY 10, 2011 By JOHN SEILER California’s government unions could seek a 43 percent tax increase on wealthy Californians. The Contra Costa Times reported on the action, but missed the magnitude of the tax increase. The Times: SACRAMENTO — Labor leaders were

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Protest: 'Republicans — Pass The Bucks!' 0

MAY 13, 2011 by KATY GRIMES More teachers union activists were arrested at the Capitol yesterday, and it wasn’t just for using hackneyed, worn out chants. This time the arrests came when more than two dozen of the activists refused

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Teacher Protestors Close Rotunda 0

Katy Grimes: In an obvious effort to one-up the February Wisconsin state house union protestors, a large, gnarly looking group of teachers union activists caused such a commotion at the state Capitol today, that the rotunda area was closed to

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