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Growing Government, Not Crops 0

Katy Grimes: Under the cover of California’s global warming act, legislators want to create another quasi-state agency to assist with implementing AB 32, but this time, imposing the restrictions on the agriculture industry. At a time when California should be

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I Can't Afford a Tax Increase 0

John Seiler: I usually make coffee at home. But this morning, I got a Starbucks. Fishing around in my wallet for the money, I noticed I only had a couple of dollars left. Yet I recently patronized the cash machine.

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Who's Drinking the Budget Kool-Aid? 0

John Seiler: Some budget action might take place today. But who knows. Meanwhile, government apologist Peter Schrag charges that Republicans, “having swallowed Grover Norquist’s no-new-taxes Kool-Aid, and intimidated by a couple of Southern California radio talkers, would try to block

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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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Wealthy and Poor California Spongers 0

MARCH 24, 2011 Sponges come in all shapes and sizes. And some sponges are much more absorbent. Unfortunately for Californians, the freeloading sponges in the state are soaking up more than ever as California sinks deeper into a sinkhole of

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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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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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CA Confused on "Drought" Meaning 0

MARCH 7, 2011 BY WAYNE LUSVARDI California’s drought barometer and vocabulary need to be reformed. The bureaucratic apparatus in California perpetually says the state is in a “drought.” In fact, with snowpack running at 124 percent of normal, the California

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On Wisconsin! On to CA! 0

John Seiler: The best part about the turmoil in Wisconsin is that the government there is jammed up. AP reports: Wisconsin’s budget stalemate over union bargaining rights shows no sign of resolution – and it could be a long wait.

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Is An All-Cuts Budget Ahead? 4

FEB. 25, 2011 By KATY GRIMES SACRAMENTO — There is never a dull moment with California Gov. Jerry Brown. In a surprise visit to a budget committee meeting yesterday, Brown threatened to produce a budget that cuts $26.6 billion from

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