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High-Speed Rail Rides Again 0

APRIL 12, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Another attempt to stop the unchecked spending on high-speed rail was killed in committee on Monday on a party-line vote. That happened despite research proving that taxpayers cannot sustain the inevitable subsidy the project

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Junket To Ireland Is Blarney 0

Katy Grimes: Operating under the weight of a massive deficit and without a budget deal done, some Democratic legislators are preparing to take a 10-day trip to Ireland, ostensibly to study the Irish sustainable energy system, and using waste to power

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No News: Still No Budget 3

Katy Grimes: Has the California Legislature  jumped the shark, and moved beyond relevance or even recovery? In a moment-in-time characterized by absurdity, the California budget is swiftly becoming a bad joke. There is no budget. There has been no budget. And

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Card Check Blazing Through Assembly 1

APRIL 7, 2011 By KATY GRIMES With a sucker punch from the Assembly Speaker’s office, the public notice rule for legislative hearings was suspended on Wednesday. That allowed an Assembly committee to push through a quick hearing about Senate President

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I'm Singing the California Blues 11

APRIL 6, 2011 Once known throughout the world as the Golden State, California used to attract people from other parts of the United States as well as folks from other countries. People migrated to California for a chance of success

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Looking At Texas For CA Jobs 0

Katy Grimes: Apparently California lawmakers need to feel more shame before dealing with the real crisis we are living with. A delegation of California legislators and business leaders are going to be making a trip to Texas next week to

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$2 Billion Solar Rebates Program Broke 8

APRIL 6, 2011 By KATY GRIMES California legislators are pushing a bill through the system for a bankrupt solar subsidy program, despite a $200 million shortfall. And while the large shortfall would make most subsidy beneficiaries go belly-up, California legislators

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Voluntary Tax Contributions Coming 0

Katy Grimes: For anyone interested in voluntarily paying more in taxes to the state of California, one California Senator wants to make it easy for you to accomplish this noble gesture. “A measure to close California’s budget deficit,” was presented by

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New Warming Bill Would Hit CA Farmers 0

APRIL 5, 2011 By KATY GRIMES California farmers soon could face strict compliance with AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Using the controversial argument that climate change will have a substantial impact on agriculture in California, SB

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Card Check Would End Secret Union Ballot 2

APRIL 4, 2011 By KATY GRIMES On March 31, Cesar Chavez Day, the California Senate passed SB 104 to eliminate secret ballot elections for farm workers voting on unionization. After a 24-14 party-line vote, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg,

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