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Pro Tem Cup: CA Senate Dems cancel event, keep cash

In light of recent criminal cases involving three of their members, Senate Democrats have canceled a large annual fundraising event scheduled for this weekend. But the event organizers won’t be returning the campaign cash to the special interest groups that spent

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2nd Amendment groups fight CA gun-control laws in court

As fast as California lawmakers can write new gun-control laws, Second Amendment groups are challenging them in court. buy definition essay Earlier this month, a state senator, who has expressed support for racial profiling of ammunition sales, introduced legislation to require background checks

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Would a new CA tobacco tax actually DECREASE state revenues?

I received two calls from the Board of Equalization late this week claiming information in a story I wrote about the latest tobacco tax bill was wrong. The calls were from Venus Stromberg, spokeswoman, and Brian Miller, tax counsel. SB 768,

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Sen. de Leon backs racial profiling of ammo sales

July 12, 2013 By John Hrabe A state lawmaker who has co-authored legislation to track ammunition sales believes law enforcement officials need more information to “profile” sales to anyone who isn’t a white male over the age of 50. During

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De Leon clueless on why people can’t retire 10

March 14, 2013 By John Seiler A story in Roll Call magazine, which reports on the U.S. Congress, inadvertently explains why Democrats don’t get what’s going on in California. It reports: “Kevin de León, a California state senator, likes to

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CA lawmakers take aim at guns 22

Dec. 24, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – It took only days before California’s legislators reacted to the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy with a fusillade of bills designed to take California closer to Democratic leaders’ unstated but obvious

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Legislature passes ‘illegal’ green slush fund 25

Sept. 11, 2012 By Dave Roberts When California enacted AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, the bill was touted as a way to make California environmentally friendly. But it’s also turning into a billion dollar slush fund for Democratic

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Greens Want Energy Bubble Loans from CPUC 9

MARCH 30, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI California is getting strapped for cash to continue to pay for subsidies for economically infeasible solar power and energy efficiency projects for homeowners and small businesses. So the Environmental Defense Fund has concocted a

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Trust This Bunch With Your Pension? 3

March 12, 2012 Serious people know that California faces a serious financial problem because oversized compensation packages for the state’s public employees are consuming every public dollar in sight and imposing a long-term debt on future taxpayers. Unfortunately, one won’t

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AB 32 Turning Into Pollution Pork 9

JUNE 13, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Call it “pollution pork.” Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been gone only five months and his most beloved legacy, AB 32, already is being cut up like an Austrian wiener schnitzel. AB 32 is the

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