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Did fear of political Waterloo spur bullet-train switch?

Earlier this month, in one of the biggest changes in the history of the state’s bullet-train project, California High-Speed Rail Authority officials announced they had changed their mind on where the first segment of the now-$64 billion project would be built. Instead

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Correa could benefit from his bill to accept late ballots

Former state Sen. Lou Correa, D-Anaheim, is down but not out of the race for the Orange County Board of Supervisors. If he ultimately prevails, he can thank a change in state law to accept late absentee ballots, a bill authored by

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New CA pot bill snuffed out

Despite the backing of California cops, the latest effort to craft statewide rules on medical marijuana has stalled in Sacramento. Widely criticized as an imperfect bill, SB1262 nonetheless mustered support as a good faith attempt to bring order to the chaos

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Harkey has long history of whining — about coverage, questions and more

The coverage of Assemblywoman Diane Harkey, R-Dana Point, and her $10 million lawsuit against Sen. Mark Wyland, R-Solana Beach, over his allegedly defamatory comments about Harkey's family's legal problems focused on the political subtext of the dispute. Harkey and Wyland

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Where are the ‘moderate’ Democrats? 10

Feb. 15, 2013 By John Seiler Now is the time for moderate Democrats to step forward. Controlling every statewide office and with supermajorities in both houses of the California Legislature, Dems rule the roost. But unchecked power devours itself. Steven

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Why minorities are cold to green agenda: what Politico missed 3

Dec. 31, 2012 By Chris Reed Politico reporter Talia Buford had a weekend analysis piece about the environmental movement’s theories on why its sweeping proposals haven’t advanced in Washington. The main thesis: “The green movement dreams of pushing major bills

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Sen. Lou Correa attacks free-speech rights 12

Dec. 5, 2012 By John Seiler Campaign finance “reform” always means one thing: attacking the other guy’s funding sources under the guise of “good government.” That’s happening with a bill by state Sen. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, to reveal so-called

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