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Green flack thinks <2% annual growth in CA 'cleantech' is impressive

The fallout from the news that 16 Assembly Democrats were willing to go on the record with their concerns that AB 32 will drive up gas prices and cause economic pain to struggling folks in their home districts continues to grow.

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Why did Brown take high road and pass on fixing GOP race?

In the summer of 2001, Gov. Gray Davis was in trouble for a trillion reasons, only starting with his feckless response to the winter 2000-01 rolling blackouts and energy crisis. He was facing a formidable 2002 re-election challenge from Los

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Bullet train dead in water — yet state to proceed with eminent domain

Eminent domain is one of the greatest government assaults on individual rights that one sees on a regular basis in the United States. Even in its purer form, in which land is seized for projects with broad general public benefit,

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Why was 2003 recall so unique? Joe Mathews misses key point

Joe Mathews has written an interesting column about the 10th anniversary of the recall of Gov. Gray Davis. assignment online “Critics of the recall said it was a crazy idea, a partisan Republican power grab, a perversion of America’s tradition

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Blackout summer bummer? 3

April 21, 2013 By John Seiler All California’s anti-energy activism might take a toll this summer with potential blackouts like we had back in 2000-01 during the California Electricity Crisis. The San Onofre nuke plant is down. Hydro power is

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Another East Coast liberal misjudges CA 13

April 1, 2013 By John Seiler California is such a complex state that it’s often amusing when East Coast liberals try to explain it to us. The latest is from New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. His article appeared in

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Rebuking Bowen: High standards shouldn’t be surprising 1

March 15, 2013 By Chris Reed Democratic lawmakers have been a bit more likely to discomfit the status quo and show high expectations than normal this year. A Senate committee report strongly suggesting that school districts were stealing federal school

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Bloomberg News breaks new ground on state’s dysfunction 4

Dec. 12, 2012 By Chris Reed There are so many killer facts in the Bloomberg News story from Tuesday on how California went to hell that I barely know where to start. So many have never been exposed by the

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Public employee pensions: Some contracts are more sacred than others 32

Third in a series on public pensions. The first is here and the second here. Oct. 5, 2012 By Mark Cabaniss On Wednesday, the city of Atwater declared a fiscal emergency, putting it on the path to become the fourth California city

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What school bonds pay for: From San Diego to Burlingame, the crime is what’s legal 7

Sept. 24, 2012 By Chris Reed Dan Walters had a good column over the weekend about the staggering political expedience we’re seeing throughout California. But after spending many hours researching a $2.8 billion school bond being pushed by the San

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