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New America: Parent tossed from public meeting for speaking

“Is this America?” the father of school-aged children asked as he was forcefully removed from a was forcefully removed from a Baltimore County School District meeting during the question-and-answer portion of the forum. The parent, Robert Small, concerned about the school district’s

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Bills Report 2: Enviro reform hidden under basketball stadium

SACRAMENTO — The California Legislature ended the 2013 legislative session Thursday by passing hundreds of new bills. Most of the controversial bills were passed along party lines. However a bill from Sen. Pres. Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, granting a

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Dueling prison plans: Brown vs. Steinberg

SACRAMENTO — California continues to grapple with a 2009 federal court order requiring reductions in prison overcrowding. Two plans are before the Legislature: One by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento; the second by Gov. Jerry Brown. On Wednesday,

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SB 1 would brand ‘inefficiency’ as blight

  Should government get into the business of judging people on the “efficiency” of their property?  SB 1 would grant government that capacity — along with the power to take that property if officials decide it’s being “inefficiently” used. SB

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Steinberg seeks CEQA changes to boost Sacto arena

SACRAMENTO — The task of reforming the California Environmental Quality Act is being mingled with local Sacramento politics. At a hearing in the Assembly Local Government committee last week, State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, passionately defended SB

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Bill aims to curb human trafficking

When Angela Guanzon was offered the opportunity to leave the Philippines and work in the United States, she felt like she had won the lottery. But when she arrived, her dream turned into a nightmare. Guanzon was told by the

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SB 1 pushes high-rises over suburbs

Will the Manhattan Dream replace the California Dream? The Manhattan Dream is to live in a high-rise in a densely packed city. The California Dream is to live your own home, on your own lot so you can grill while

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‘Mayor Steinberg’ a disaster-in-waiting for Sacramento 2

July 10, 2013 By Katy Grimes Sacramento’s City Council has historically been a revolving door into state politics. Do the names Phil Isenberg, Bob Matsui, Debra Ortiz, Lloyd Connelly, Darrell Steinberg, and Dave Jones, ring a bell? Each of these

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Californians like sprawl far more than ‘smart growth’ 5

June 25, 2013 By Chris Reed California’s official embrace of trendy “smart growth” — the policy/religion that assumes it’s best for individuals, communities and Gaia for most people to live in densely packed areas near transportation hubs, so they don’t

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Citizen groups, not press, most vulnerable to change in public records law 2

June 21, 2013 By John Hrabe Just after 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, one of the state’s leading Second Amendment groups sent out an urgent alert to its members. “FIRE MISSION: OPPOSE SB 71 Sec. 4 NOW!!,” the email from

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