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House GOP whip: Folly to expect fed $ for bullet train

April 12, 2013 By Chris Reed There’s a double-whammy targeting the bullet train on the op-ed page of Friday’s U-T San Diego newspaper. First House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, tees off on the state’s assumption that federal dollars will

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Darrell Steinberg wants you in an ant farm

May 2, 2012 By John Seiler The second most poweful politician in California is Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento; after Gov. Jerry Brown. Steinberg’s background is with labor unions. And he represents the state capitol — that is, state

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CA Running Massive Cash Deficit

JAN. 12, 2012 By CHRISS STREET The California state government’s general fund is running a staggering cash deficit of $21 billion on an $88.5 billion budget. The number comes from Controller John Chaing just-released financial statement for December 2011. The

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Zombie Recovery: CA Jobless Rate Jumps

JULY 22, 2011 By JOHN SEILER California is suffering what I call a “Zombie Recovery.” The state economy is walking, but dead. Today the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released new numbers for June 2011 showing that California’s unemployment rose

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CA Businesses Split for Utah

JULY 13, 2011 What do California-based companies Adobe Systems, eBay, Electronic Arts, Oracle and Twitter have in common? All have expanded over the past two years not in the Golden State, but in neighboring Utah. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert makes

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CA Business Exodus Accelerates

APRIL 14, 2011 By JOHN SEILER As fast as was the business exodus from California last year, it’s even faster in 2011. The new Pharaoh, Jerry Brown, also is not relenting in his oppressions of business. According to the latest

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