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Traffic Citations and Overtime Up? 4

Katy Grimes: Traffic citations issued by the California Highway Patrol and other police departments in California are on the rise, reports The Sacramento Bee today. But the reasoning, while not surprising, is suspect: Revenue. However, this isn’t being done without a

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Card Check Bill Passes Senate 4

Katy Grimes: The “card check” bill, SB 104, authored by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, passed the Senate this morning 24-14, after a heated debate. “This bill would permit agricultural employees, as an alternative procedure, to select their labor representatives

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Is the Budget Kabuki Dance Ending? 1

MARCH 31, 2011 By KATY GRIMES The budget dance between the Republican legislators and Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown appears to have ended. The auditorium lights have been turned back on, the band is packing up but everyone is still awkwardly

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Green Energy Bill Headed to Gov. 0

MARCH 30, 2011 By KATY GRIMES A bill that would increase California’s energy costs by $7 billion finally made it through the Assembly on Tuesday. It’s headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature. The bill is SB X1 2

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A Refresher Course In Leadership 0

Katy Grimes: It’s painful watching as California Republicans allow the state’s Democratic party to dictate all of the terms in the ongoing budget debate – even on potential reforms. And, many Republicans have allowed Democrats to define the party ideology.

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Investment Tax Credit Could Boost CA Jobs 0

MARCH 25, 2011 By KATY GRIMES One senator is trying to offer California manufacturers a break to help stimulate business growth. But even his modest sales-tax credit was met with resistance in a hearing at the Capitol on Wednesday. Inland

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Calif. Labor Federation Tweet-fest 0

Katy Grimes: You’ve just got to love Twitter for those moments in life when reporters are banned from covering events. Yesterday and today, the California Labor Federation’s joint legislative conference has been in full-swing, but was announced as closed to

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PG&E: Jump Start Nuke Power License 0

MARCH 22, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Pacific Gas & Electric appears to be rushing to relicense the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power plant 13 years before the current license even expires. Many are asking: Why the big rush? PG&E is under a

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Luntz Warns Divided GOP on Taxes 0

MARCH 21, 2011 UPDATED 8:15 p.m. By KATY GRIMES As nearly 2,000 Republicans from around the state met in Sacramento over the weekend for the California Republican Party Convention, the elephant in every room was the divide within the party.

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Calif. GOP Deflects At Convention 2

Katy Grimes: While many described the California Republican Party convention this weekend as being drama filled because of the differences within the party, I found it lacking in any sincere drama – that is, lacking in substance. Too much took

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