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State may consider taxing services 0

May 22, 2012 By Dave Roberts Hold on to your wallet — Sacramento may be hatching yet another way to reach into your pocket: a state sales tax on services. Assemblywoman Alyson Huber, D-El Dorado Hills, has authored AB 1963,

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Abortion expansion bill gasps for life 26

April 27, 2012 By Dave Roberts California women abort their unborn children at a significantly higher rate than the rest of the country, accounting for nearly one in five abortions in the United States. But for many Democratic politicians and

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Bay Area rebellion attacks housing mandate 11

April 13, 2012 By Dave Roberts “The Mouse that Roared,” a 1950s satirical novel and movie about a tiny European country that declares war on the United States, has come to life in the Bay Area. Corte Madera, a town

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San Fran hunts down zombie candidates 0

April 5, 2012 By Dave Roberts Zombies staggered around San Francisco during its 2011 election, feeding on unsuspecting taxpayers. These “zombie candidates” for mayor received millions of dollars in public funds for their campaigns, even though their chances of winning

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Special Series: Bond Holders Seek Governmental Transparency 2

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a CalWatchDog.com Special Series of 12 in-depth articles on municipal bankruptcy. MARCH 20, 2012 By DAVE ROBERTS Once upon a time buying a municipal bond was considered a safe bet. A decent rate

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The Dirty Secrecy of Clean Energy Costs 6

MARCH 19, 2012 By DAVE ROBERTS “Sunshine is the best disinfectant,” said Supreme Court Justice Lewis Brandeis regarding the need for governmental transparency – but apparently not when it comes to solar power and other renewable energy sources. California has

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Govt. Feeding Schoolkids ‘Soylent Pink’

John Seiler: Our colleague Dave Roberts today reported on how the California Legislature might ban food trucks within 1,500 feet of schools. The trucks are selling stuff kids like — burritos and burgers — instead of the tastless slop First

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Government Nannies Attack Food Trucks 10

MARCH 9, 2012 By DAVE ROBERTS A food fight has broken out between a liberal Democratic assemblyman and a liberal Democratic San Francisco supervisor over the banning of food vending trucks near schools. It’s a battle of nanny government officials —

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Senators Flunk High CSU Exec Pay 0

FEB. 17, 2012 By DAVE ROBERTS In California’s highly partisan political world, there are few issues on which most agree. But a rare unity was achieved last July when the California State University Board of Trustees awarded the new president

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Bureaucratic Octopus Grabs Bay Area 18

JAN. 16, 2012 By DAVE ROBERTS Like a giant octopus grabbing helpless humans in a horror movie, a new bureaucracy is squeezing the Bay Area. One Bay Area is a plan to push Bay Area residents out of their cars

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