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Dems Defend Crooked Employees 0

John Seiler: Sen. Tony Strickland’s bill to strip pensions from public employees who commit financial felonies on the job failed yesterday in committee. All of the majority Democrats opposed SB 115 in the Senate Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and

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Public Servants Lack Accountability 0

May 2, 2011 Union arguments in favor of their members’ lush pensions are falling by the wayside as the public examines the facts. For instance, union officials argue that the average public-sector pension benefit in California is “only” $30,000 a

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Can Business Recovery Be Legislated? 8

Katy Grimes: It’s so exciting that fast food giant Carl’s Jr. plans on opening 300 new fast food restaurants! Wow. That’s such good news for the economy. Unfortunately for California, the restaurants will be opening in Texas. Carl’s Jr. CEO Andy Pudzner

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Mass. Dems Might Curb Union Power 0

John Seiler: When Republicans in Wisconsin and Ohio took away some collective-bargaining rights of government-worker unions, we were warned that freedom was over; that the workers’ democratic rights had been suppressed. Supportive demonstrations were held all across the country, including

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Calif. Descends Into Class Warfare 0

APRIL 27, 2011 With the sharp political divide found in just about every issue today, class warfare has taken an interesting turn. Issues including education, food choices, housing, health care and even pet care no longer are just defined as

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The Bad Bill Mill, Part I 6

APRIL 19, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Talking about bad bills churning out of the state Capitol may seem as silly as critiquing the dining selections at a Denny’s. But it is a realistic discussion. California is experiencing a horrific financial crisis.

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Gov. Jerry's Pension 'Reform' Joke 0

John Seiler: Just over 100 days old, we’re getting to see how the Brown administration has one guiding principle: of the unions, by the unions, for the unions. Last month, Gov. Jerry proposed a pathetic pension “reform” that my colleague

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CA Court Rejects Pension Reform 23

John Seiler: “No matter whether the country follows the flag or not, the Supreme Court follows the election returns,” is a famous saying by humorist Finley Peter Dunne. He was speaking about the U.S. Supreme Court. But the it applies

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Key Bills Would Reform Bad Regulations 0

APRIL 13, 2011 By KATY GRIMES With more than 28,000 pages of regulations in California, several legislators are insisting that a few tweaks to regulatory reform can bring businesses and jobs back to the state. There are several new bills

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Card Check Bill Passes Senate 4

Katy Grimes: The “card check” bill, SB 104, authored by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, passed the Senate this morning 24-14, after a heated debate. “This bill would permit agricultural employees, as an alternative procedure, to select their labor representatives

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