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Beware the California Pension Reform Foxes 29

Commentary June 4, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Two big pension reform measures are on Tuesday’s ballots in San Jose and San Diego. For advancing the measures, the cities’ mayors are being lionized: Democrat Chuck Reed in San Jose and Jerry

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Bill to create ‘segregated’ school discipline 16

June 1, 2012 Katy Grimes: With all of the recent talk about nanny states and politicians interjecting themselves into the personal lives of citizens, another such bill was passed in the Assembly Thursday. But this bill will allow the state of

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Will pension reform make leg deadline? 0

May 31, 2012 Katy Grimes: With the budget deadline looming, the Legislature is also facing a June 1 deadline for bills to be passed out of the house of which they originate. In the Senate yesterday during floor debate over a

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Bankruptcy bill stuck in Assembly 5

May 30, 2012 By Katy Grimes Californians can heave a sigh of relief for the moment; the Assembly did not pass the latest bill preventing cities and municipalities from filing for bankruptcy. But don’t think that this bill is dead

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Growing CA’s education welfare system 38

May 25, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — Democratic Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, has been pushing unusually hard to get a tax bill passed, but it’s not looking good. There is no getting around the fact that AB 1500,

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Assembly hearings expose Brown budget gaps 29

May 17, 2012 By Katy Grimes Like a woman with a shopping addiction, California politicians are going to bankrupt the Golden State. California has a $16 billion deficit, a $4.6 billion budget spending increase since January, a credit rating which

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Free college tax bill would cost CA businesses 0

May 2, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — Faced with a growing state deficit, instead of cutting the size of California’s government programs, lawmakers have squeezed higher education. With dramatically higher tuition in just a few years, it’s the the middle class

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State-required reporting on LGBT businesses 0

May 1, 2012 By Katy Grimes Democrats in the Assembly passed a bill on Monday requiring the Department of General Services to collect and report information on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender owned businesses in contracting with the state. The bill, AB

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High-speed rail officials: arrogant and dismissive 13

May 1, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — A hearing at the Capitol Monday proved once again that high-speed rail officials live in a bubble and are far too comfortable in their roles spending billions of dollars of other people’s

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Prop. 25 never promised accountability 4

April 30, 2012 By Katy Grimes California voters were duped by Democratic politicians, and they will probably do it again. Proposition 25, the “no budget, no pay” measure, was the creation of über liberal former state Sen. John Burton. Prop

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