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Gov. Brown under fire for rail firm campaign contribution 5

Governor Jerry Brown is under fire for the timing of a max-out contribution from a high-speed rail contractor to his re-election campaign. Brown recently asked the California Supreme Court for an expedited review – and reversal – of two lower court rulings that

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Gov. Brown signs SB 7 to neuter Charter Cities

Despite the California Constitution section which guarantees California's 121 charter cities the authority over their  municipal business, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 7, which will deprive these cities of state funding and financial assistance for projects if they do not pay the

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SB 7 subverts charter cities’ autonomy 1

June 19, 2013 By Katy Grimes While reports of an improving California economy abound, many in the state aren’t buying it — particularly given how many anti-business bills are working through the Legislature. Of particular interest is Senate Bill 7,

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Cities vying for local control on Nov. ballot 6

Oct. 16, 2012 By Katy Grimes In addition to a government reform ballot initiative attempting to stop unions from using employee dues for political purposes, three cities have initiatives on the November ballot asking voters to allow a constitutional change

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Push for charter cities enrages unions 19

Part 1 of a series on charter cities. Sept. 30, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — The November election is shaping up to be a biggie, and probably even a game changer. In addition to California’s tax increase ballot initiatives

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