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AB 350: The Hire Lousy Workers Act 7

The assault on California businesses has been going full throttle in the current legislative session. It’s conducted by union-backed Democratic legislators oblivious to the state’s 11.8 percent unemployment rate and ranking as one of the the worst states in the country

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Ranked Choice Vote Favors Asian SF Mayor 1

JULY 18, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS There are currently nine top-tier candidates for mayor of San Francisco. But the candidates who are not Asian-American may stand little chance under the city’s ranked-choice voting system. San Francisco voters will specify their

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Little Hoover Critiques Community Colleges 0

JUNE 28, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS If California’s educational system were a student, it would be made to sit on a stool in the corner with a dunce cap on its head. Nearly one in four Californians is functionally illiterate,

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CA Legislature Acts Like Sopranos Mob 0

JUNE 22, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS What exactly was Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge, implying last week when he took offense, both personally and for all Italians, after Assemblyman Don Wagner, R-Irvine, compared ABX1 27 to the type of

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State May Blow up Human Resources Box 0

JUNE 6, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger infamously promised to “blow up the boxes” of state government when he took office — only to leave them mostly intact and bigger and badder than ever when he exited.

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César Chávez Backed Secret Union Votes 0

Commentary MAY 23, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS In my misguided and misspent youth I was a liberal idealist who supported the United Farm Workers union in its struggle for better wages and working conditions for the poor folks doing the

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California Enviro Policy Goes Schizo 0

MAY 19, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS California’s energy utilities have been ordered by state officials to provide one third of their energy from renewable sources — solar, wind and geothermal — by 2020. But in a green Catch 22, California’s

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Democrats Pushing More CA Food Stamps 0

MAY 10, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS “I’ve never forgotten Jack Kemp saying the way we define compassion is not by adding up how many people receive government benefits, but rather tallying the numbers of those who no longer need them.

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Assembly OKs Prisoner Dump 3

MARCH 18, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS On a straight party-line vote, California Assembly Democrats approved a public safety bill on Thursday that Republicans warned will dump inmates out of overcrowded state prisons and into overcrowded county jails — or release

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Prop. 14 Changes the Political Game 0

MARCH 9, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS The November elections were disastrous for California Republicans. They lost all nine statewide races, lost ground in the state Assembly and failed to gain a seat in Congress, despite California having 12 percent of

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