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Questions Post-Election

  Votes are still being counted in the California election, but the results so far raise some thoughts and questions. Labor or Business — and the winner is? Both sides can point to victories — and defeats. Business-supported candidate Catharine

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See tax increases, think pensions

  Despite the ridicule heaped on bonuses offered public workers for simply doing their jobs – just one prime example: a librarian earning a bonus for helping members of the public find books – the California Retirement System board last

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Minimum wage truth and consequences: Who’s listening?

  Let’s hope voters become more engaged than some elected officials in the minimum-wage debate. Voters will be subjected to counterarguments in the minimum-wage debate. Raising the minimum wage undoubtedly will make things better for some minimum-wage workers – more

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Initiative reform — one bridge short

As someone who participated in the working group on initiative reform package that ended up as  SB1253 by state Sen. Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week — I can say the bill is, well, okay as far as it

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Groups try to quash cap-and-trade debate

In the war of words over an attempt to stall the extension of AB 32’s cap-and-trade to transportation fuels, liberal groups sent a public letter to Attorney General Kamala Harris asking her to keep an eye out for collusion by

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2 realities of $11 billion water bond

  There are two realities with the current $11.1 billion water bond currently scheduled to appear on the November ballot as Proposition 43. One, the bond is too big and filled with pork. Two, even so, if it appeared on

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‘Subsidiarity’: About broad push for local control? Or upping teacher pay?

Joel Fox has an analysis piece at Fox & Hounds that looks at the governor’s push for “subsidiarity” on education policy and wonders if what Jerry Brown is touting will segue to a larger agenda: “… is there a next

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Governor’s race: Maldonado drops out

Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado ended his campaign for governor of California on Thursday morning, leaving a conservative state legislator as the only Republican candidate in the race. Maldonado, the state’s most prominent Latino Republican, made the announcement where his

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Scramble for congressional seats could prevent Calif. tax increases 0

June 18, 2012 By John Hrabe Anti-tax groups face a tall order this November. There’s priority one: defeating the competing multi-billion-dollar tax-increase plans of Gov. Jerry Brown and liberal activist Molly Munger. Both propositions will receive tens of millions of dollars in

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Tax Polls Irrelevant Now 0

John Seiler: Joel Fox makes some good points about the recent PPIC poll on tax increases. Supposedly the poll showed big margins of folks backing tax increases. But Fox pointed out that the recent Republican poll numbers in the primary

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