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Yes, we can break public-employee pensions 104

First on a series on public pensions. Sept. 20, 2012 By Mark Cabaniss The politicians in charge of “doing something” about the ongoing California pension debacle like to play a little game. It goes like this:  They decry the high

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I told you so 0

Sept. 5, 2012 By John Seiler I’ve been warning about California’s looming fiscal disaster for more than a decade now. While researching another article, I dug out some quotes from articles I wrote for the Orange County Regisgter, where I

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Calif. default risk turns Gov. Brown into a capitalist 12

Aug. 2, 2012 By Chriss Street There is nothing like the threat of insolvency and a downgrade to junk bond status to motivate traditionally liberal politicians to abandon the environmentalists who heavily fund their campaigns.  Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown

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California’s credit rating could get even worse 0

July 17, 2012 By Joseph Perkins California’s rock-bottom credit rating has been attributed in some quarters to the state’s most recent economic downturn, from which Gov. Jerry Brown said this past spring, “We are still recovering.” But a new study

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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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Did California budget deficit sink Wisconsin recall? 0

June 1, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi New York Times journalist Frank Rich once wrote about the spectacle that surrounded the recall of former California Gov. Gray Davis in 2003: “Eastern snobs who airily condescended to the spectacle as merely another

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Courts Undermine State’s Initiative System 0

Jan. 20, 2012 I voted against Proposition 215, the so-called Compassionate Use Act, which legalized marijuana use here in the nation’s largest pot-growing state for — wink, wink, nod, nod — “medicinal purposes.” That’s why it is rather ironic that

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CA: Best State Billionaires Can Buy 14

Chriss Street: Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, has come out with a powerful call to arms in opposition to a half dozen ballot initiatives funded by billionaire California crony capitalists. The tax increases often are designed

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California Faces Decisive 2012 5

BY JOHN SEILER JAN. 4, 2012 It’s fun to gloat about our great weather when calling freezing relatives Back East on New Year’s Day. And some good things are keeping the sun shining this year. Silicon Valley’s global technology dominance

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Unions Shirk Blame for Killing Jobs 2

John Seiler: Although public-sector unions are the worst at turning California into a toxic jobs climate, private-sector workers aren’t much better. Union workers now are protesting in Ontario because, according to the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, “Officials from the Teamsters

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