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There are no Henry Cuellars among CA’s Democratic pols 3

Jan. 29, 2013 By Chris Reed As a libertarian believer in free minds and free markets, I’ve watched for decades the uneasy coalition in the Republican Party of libertarians/libertarian lites and determined social conservatives. What the former hold most dear

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Assembly Speaker limits press access 13

Jan. 8, 2013 By Katy Grimes As the new legislative session began yesterday, there was a quite buzz in the Assembly. But it wasn’t just about the many new lawmakers. A rumor was going around that Democratic Assembly Speaker John

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Much required of Democratic Legislature 33

Dec. 14, 2012 By Joseph Perkins I met Darrell Steinberg last week. The state Senate president pro tem said that he and his fellow Democrats recognize the awesome responsibility that comes with the supermajorities they now enjoy in both chambers

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Giveaway almost becomes law 15

Oct. 8, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — If California voters grant the state government the billions in higher taxes in Proposition 30 that Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats have been demanding, those same officials might be expected to

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Legislature passes ‘illegal’ green slush fund 25

Sept. 11, 2012 By Dave Roberts When California enacted AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, the bill was touted as a way to make California environmentally friendly. But it’s also turning into a billion dollar slush fund for Democratic

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Legislature doubles public safety death benefit 27

Aug. 29, 2012 By Katy Grimes Don’t let all of the media coverage of the Legislature’s promise of pension reform fool you for one minute into thinking that they are serious. If serious “reform” was really on the table, Assembly

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Legislature deep-sixes Gov. Brown’s education ‘reform’

June 19, 2012 By Lance T. Izumi Last week, I wrote about Governor Jerry Brown’s weighted-student-formula proposal, which attached a base state-funding amount plus various supplemental amounts to individual students that would then be collected by school districts.  The plan

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It’s a Three Stooges Budget

June 15, 2012 By Katy Grimes With California’s entire $91 billion budget being decided and voted on today, we can honestly and unequivocally say that California Democrats own the budget, lock, stock and smoking barrel. But this year, budget talks have

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S&P forces Democrats to balance budget 33

June 13, 2012 By Katy Grimes This morning Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, anounced big solutions for the state’s budget problems. They said the Senate and Assembly budget proposals, due on

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California slouches towards ban on foie gras 10

May 16, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Josiah Citrin, owner and chef at Melisse Santa Monica, hosted a special seven-course tasting last night at his Michelin award-winning restaurant. Each dish was prepared by celebrated chefs from around the state using foie

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