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Parcel tax push: School finance debate must not ignore scandals 1

Jan. 17, 2013 By Chris Reed If we are going to have a debate about school finances in California because of the Legislature’s interest in making it easier for school districts to get parcel taxes approved to boost their budgets,

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Skelton: taxtaxtaxtaxtaxtaxtaxtaxtaxtaxtaxtax 3

Jan. 17, 2013 By John Seiler Here at CalWatchDog.com, I’ve chronicled L.A. Times columnist George Skelton’s tax obsession. There he goes again: “SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown wants to help inner-city schools at the expense of suburbanites. But there must be a

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George Skelton: 34% is a ‘small minority’ 5

Dec. 13, 2012 By Chris Reed The persistence with which George Skelton writes silly, slanted stuff is hard to exaggerate. He only occasionally tells his L.A. Times readers that unions run Sacramento. He is a constant advocate of the Sacramento

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The union assault — covert and overt — on direct democracy 87

Nov. 30, 2012 By Chris Reed For decades, signature-gathering to win placement of measures on the local or state ballot in California has followed a basic script. Once proponents gathered some 30 percent more signatures than the minimum threshold necessary,

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Field’s upbeat Prop. 30 poll at odds with insiders’ assumptions 11

Nov. 1, 2012 By Chris Reed Has the fog that’s settled over national polling because of the gap between Nate Silver’s 538 blog and the Gallup/Rasmussen numbers arrived in California? Maybe. On Proposition 30, we’re seeing plenty of “precriminations,” as

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Bullet-train propaganda: China-style vs. California-style 7

Oct. 22, 2012 By Chris Reed Last week’s New Yorker features a well-reported but conflicted article that tries to depict China’s all-out push to become the world leader in bullet trains as a vast fiasco of corruption, incompetence and hubris

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Gov. Brown’s pension non-reform 12

Aug. 30, 2012 By John Seiler As the smoke and the rhetoric have settled, you know pension reform is weak when: a) It’s criticized by an analysis in the Los Angeles Times. c) Ridiculed by the paper’s liberal columnist George

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Skelton is Shocked! Shocked! at political manipulation

July 16, 2012 By John Seiler George Skelton is Shocked! Shocked! that his beloved liberal, high-tax, big-waste Democrats are manipulating the initiative system. Did he expect they were going to run California like Switzerland? He writes writes about Proposition 25,

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Skelton misleads on car tax 12

June 28, 2012 By John Seiler Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton recently was feted by liberal journos and others for reporting on California for 50 years. Actually, usually he’s been just a rubber stamp for the centralized tyranny known

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Brown, Skelton should ‘man up’ on unions 0

April 19, 2012 By John Seiler Gov. Jerry Brown said the state Legislature should “man up” in making budget cuts to end a budget deficit he now pegs at $9 billion. It was an echo of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger attacking

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