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Brown, Dem Leg ignore aftermath 34

Sept. 10, 2012 By Katy Grimes What could anyone say to California’s Democratic lawmakers to make them stop destroying the state? Faced with 700 new bills of potential laws and regulations on his desk, Gov. Jerry Brown can be part

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Legislature doubles public safety death benefit 27

Aug. 29, 2012 By Katy Grimes Don’t let all of the media coverage of the Legislature’s promise of pension reform fool you for one minute into thinking that they are serious. If serious “reform” was really on the table, Assembly

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The coming great California pension property tax earthquake 19

Aug. 16, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi The most widespread and persistent folktale about California is that some day the entire state will break away from the North American continent and fall off into the vastness of the Pacific Ocean.  That

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Union pushing audit of CSU Extension ed 0

Aug. 16, 2012 By Katy Grimes The Joint Legislative Audit Committee hearing last week was a mini civics lesson in what is going on in state politics, and what bad policy the state’s special-interest groups and labor unions are continually

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Hearing: Bulk of school spending will go to construction 10

Aug. 8, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers say they want to help California’s failing schools. They say they are concerned about the dropout rate and low test scores in California’s public schools. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom

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New analysis of June 6 primary: Republicans gained on Democrats 0

Aug. 2, 2012 By Katy Grimes Democrats should be upset and Republicans smiling at the numbers from the June 5 primary, a new CalWatchDog.com analysis shows. That’s contrary to the popular belief that Republicans are faltering in the Golden State.

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Calif. regs killing lumber manufacturers 9

July 31, 2012 By Katy Grimes California’s private forest lands are some of the most productive in the world. But state regulation of timber harvesting practices have become so overbearing and complex that the industry is losing lumber manufacturers by

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Gov. Brown legislating by legacy and vanity 13

July 26, 2012 By Katy Grimes First there was the bullet train to nowhere. Now there are the tunnels to nowhere. Gov. Jerry Brown is hell-bent on creating a legacy. Unfortunately, it also appears that most of California’s legislators make

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CA chickens coming home to roost 0

July 23, 2012 Katy Grimes: A fourth California city is on the verge of bankruptcy. What a surprise. Yawn. The news that Compton is about to file for federal bankruptcy protection is not surprising. But news that Santa Monica may also

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Gov seals CA crash with high-speed rail bill 0

July 19, 2012 By Katy Grimes Even though high-speed rail has become nothing more than a pipeline project for grabbing big money and a big lie, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the rail bill Wednesday, sealing California’s economic fate. Because of the

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