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Inside state government ineptitude 3

March 6, 2013 By Katy Grimes The State of California has a serious backlog of new business filings, so says Secretary of State Debra Bowen. “Secretary of State Debra Bowen is concerned about the backlog, said spokeswoman Shannan Velayas, and intends to

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Yet another computer fiasco in home of Silicon Valley 1

Feb. 9, 2013 By Chris Reed Friday’s news that state Controller John Chiang had fired the second contractor hired to upgrade the state government’s computer payroll system for incompetence and poor work — a few years after the first contractor

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Pension reform puts teacher take-home pay in cross hairs 11

Dec. 19, 2012 By Chris Reed The conventional wisdom about the 400,000 members of the California Teachers Association and the 120,000 members of the California Federation of Teachers is difficult to dispute:  Their unions dominate Sacramento in a way no other

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