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California is broken, not broke 13

Sept. 7, 2012 By John  Seiler Our colleague Steven Greenhut writes today on Bloomberg about, “Scandals show California is broken, not broke.” An excerpt: “Voters are accustomed to the scare tactics of tax-hungry politicians who warn of looming cuts in

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State parks: Only in California is a government surplus scandalous 11

July 23, 2012 By John Hrabe California’s Department of Parks and Recreation has been holding onto $54 million in surplus funds for the past decade. The agency didn’t bother to tell anyone at the state Department of Finance about their

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How to save state parks from closure 0

May 11, 2012 By Joseph Perkins A pair of Northern California lawmakers unveiled a proposal this week to avert the scheduled July 1 closure of 70 state’s 278 parks, casualties of last year’s budget-cutting by the Legislature. “The notion of

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Hope for sparing parks from budget ax 0

March 19, 2012 For a state that prides itself on innovation and alternative ideas, California remains stuck in a rut of outdated thinking when it comes to providing government services. But, thanks to budget cutbacks, California officials might be open

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State Threatens Parks Closures 0

MAY 18, 2011 It was an unseasonably cool and rainy Sunday afternoon, and there were about two dozen of us standing under the entry porch of the Governor’s Mansion on Sunday. Usually just two or three tourists show up these

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