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Air Resources Board corp facing open meetings 3

May 30, 2013 By Katy Grimes Stop the presses! A really good Republican bill just passed the Assembly 63-0. What? How? AB 527 by Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, would repeal the existing exemption of the Western Climate Initiative, Inc., and

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Bridge debacle foreshadows bullet train mega-debacle 6

May 22, 2013 By Chris Reed Mankind has been building bridges for more than 3,000 years. A bridge built in the 13th century BC in Greece is still in use. Building durable bridges over water is not a modern accomplishment.

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Gov. Brown says one would ‘think’ Dems for disadvantaged 1

May 20. 2103 By Chris Reed On Friday, I noted that the state budget scrum always involved a series of hardball power plays that exposed as fiction the idea that the California Democratic Party and the most powerful forces on

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Governors luring away CA jobs 13

April 30, 2013 By Brian Calle As Gov. Jerry Brown recently traveled to China to promote trade and search for Chinese investment for the state’s controversial high-speed rail project, two other state governors, Bob McDonnell of Virginia and Gary Herbert

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Has Dem supermajority ushered in incivility? 13

April 25, 2013 By Katy Grimes Since the Democratic supermajority was ushered in after the 2012 elections, I’ve observed an interesting shift at the Capitol. Democratic leaders promised they would “restrain” themselves on the ability to increase taxes. That hasn’t

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CA global warming is big business for government 18

April 24, 2013 By Katy Grimes Just when Californians thought implementation of the state’s Global Warming Solutions Act couldn’t get any worse, it is. AB 32, California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, and SB 375, the sustainable communities companion

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Steinberg pondering run for Sacto DA 5

April 22, 2013 By Katy Grimes The current buzz around the Capitol City is Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, will run for Sacramento District Attorney in 2014. Steinberg, 53, has worked as an Employee Rights Attorney for the California

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Sacramento subsidy could win Kings 9

April 11, 2013 By Katy Grimes Sacramento could become known as the little government town that could. As Sacramento officials fight to prevent the Sacramento Kings basketball team from being lost to Seattle, the public subsidy the officials are offering

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Legislature uses anti-gun laws as diversion 2

April 3, 2013 By Katy Grimes How convenient. Instead of focusing on criminals released the last two years under AB 109 and now committing new crimes, the California Legislature is diverting citizens’ attention by taking up gun control. AB 109 was the

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Politicians seek special enviro deal on arena 7

This is Part One of a two-part series. March 30, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — The unusually speedy approval of a new NBA arena for the Kings basketball team in the heart of downtown Sacramento leaves many details and

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