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Budget Negotiations Getting Combative 0

MARCH 18, 2011 By KATY GRIMES The Legislature Thursday passed the main budget bill, with nearly $14 billion in spending reductions. Budgets would be slashed for libraries, higher education, parks, programs for the poor, universities and colleges, state parks and

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Republicans Block Redevelopment Vote 0

MARCH 17, 2011 By KATY GRIMES With many predicting that yesterday’s budget vote in the Legislature was just going to be a drill, lawmakers surprised everyone and actually cut $7.4 billion from various state programs. It was an attempt to

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CPUC's Peevey Blows Smog at Hearing 0

MARCH 16, 2011 By KATY GRIMES In it’s annual update to the Legislature, the California Public Utilities Commission offered plenty of good news and optimism. But what CPUC President Michael Peevey left out could have been held at another two-hour

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Earmark $$$ Railroads Taxpayers 0

MARCH 14, 2011 On the corner of 13th and R Streets in Sacramento sits a charming home built in the late 1800’s, surrounded by lovely garden trellises and arbors of historic old vine rose bushes. Nearby is a light rail

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City's Beef With A Poultry Processor 4

Katy Grimes: The city of Sacramento is quickly on its way to infringing on the life, liberty and property rights of yet another business and land owner. New American Poultry, a family owned Sacramento poultry processor with 30 employees, has outgrown

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Steinberg Pushes 'Card Check' Bill 0

MAR. 10, 2011 By KATY GRIMES If the third time’s a charm, then Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg can look forward to passing a new “card check” bill. The bill is described as “the alternative electoral method for choosing collective

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Solar Industry Would Fade w/o Incentives 0

MAR. 9, 2011 By KATY GRIMES The California Solar Initiative Program has spent $2.1 billion in only three years. But three large utility companies and one contractor say is not enough to meet the Legislature’s solar power goal within the

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I Go on a Road Trip to Sacramento 0

MARCH 8, 2011 BY JOHN SEILER Last week I started work on CalWatchDog.com as the new managing editor, a promotion from reporter and analyst. I’ll still be doing a lot of reporting and analyzing, as well as new editing and

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'Last Call' For Republicans 0

MARCH 7 Throughout history, strong political leaders have had the ability to discipline wayward party members. But currently, California Republicans aren’t exactly in a strong enough position to offer up the usual disciplinary threats: removal from cushy or prestigious committee

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Brown Late, Budget in Turmoil 1

MAR. 1, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Gov. Jerry Brown was late delivering key realignment revisions to California legislators, who seemed befuddled at budget hearings Monday. The report, on a proposed constitutional amendment on realignment, was made available Feb. 28 to

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