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Kamala Harris’ Totalitarianism 33

Steven Greenhut: California Attorney General Kamala Harris and her union allies no doubt have amused themselves at the way they destroyed a proposed pension reform initiative by giving it a false and unfair title, but what Harris did is one

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Californians Getting Railroaded 0

Katy Grimes: Regardless of cost, the Obama Administration is behind California’s plan to build a High-Speed Rail system, according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “Despite a series of a cautionary reports by outside agencies and groups, the Obama administration is

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Providence Could Cut Pensions 0

John Seiler: I’ve been arguing for a couple of years that the pension problem in California is so bad that the state will have to cut existing pensions. Is that supposedly banned by the California Constitution? It doesn’t matter. Constitutions can

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Dems Vote to Slash School Funding 0

FEB. 1, 2012 By KATY GRIMES Anyone involved in state politics would concede that it would be a cold day in hell when Democratic legislators vote to cut school funding, especially to schools in their own districts. But that it

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Bored CA Billionaire Groups Merge 0

JAN. 28, 2012 “Think Forward and Long” or “Think Long and Forward California.” I suggest one of those as the new name for the merging government reform groups California Forward and Think Long.  Because the ridiculousness of the name should be as

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Brown: Proving The ‘Declinists’ Wrong 11

JAN. 18, 2012 By KATY GRIMES Was it Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address today? Or the “more show than substance” address, as some lawmakers dubbed it? Brown defended High-Speed Rail, pushed for implementation of AB 32, touted economic

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Gov.’s Groundhog Day In California 2

JAN. 7, 2011 It felt like “Groundhog Day” on Thursday during Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal press conference. I had a flashback to January 2011. Listening to him make the same claims about the budget that he made all year

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California Budget: Austerity or Audacity? 0

JULY 7, 2011 It’s not over. Even though Gov. Jerry Brown signed the budget on June 30, lawmakers are churning out more legislation. And Capitol legislative committees are currently hearing hundreds of new spending and regulation bills. Facing a $26

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$700K State Salaries Bust Budget 0

JUNE 6, 2011 He’s not a Nobel Prize-winning physician. He’s not the founder of a life science company. He’s not even a Hollywood plastic surgeon. Yet he earned an enviable $777,423 last year. He’s a doctor at High Desert State

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Democrats Pass Hinky Budget 1

JUNE 29, 2011 By KATY GRIMES With a surprising lack of debate between parties, the California Legislature passed the budget late last evening, and only with a majority vote, attempting to close what began the year as a $26.6 billion

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