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The day after the election 11

Oct. 22, 2012 By Katy Grimes With the 2012 election in full swing, everyone’s focus seems to be on the candidates and ballot initiatives. We are inundated with ludicrous, often irrelevant political advertising. But what happens after the election? What

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Global warming is baaaack 9

Oct. 18, 2012 By Katy Grimes First there was “global warming.” Then it became “climate change” when warm temperatures cooled. But in California, the California Environmental Protection Agency is promoting global warming again. “State releases plan to deal with extreme

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Cities vying for local control on Nov. ballot 6

Oct. 16, 2012 By Katy Grimes In addition to a government reform ballot initiative attempting to stop unions from using employee dues for political purposes, three cities have initiatives on the November ballot asking voters to allow a constitutional change

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Prop. 32 would curb union dominance

Oct. 15, 2012 By Katy Grimes Long ago it became evident that a passion for teaching in California schools was overshadowed by union membership. Far too many teachers became flag-waving union members, choosing union activism over student achievement. Proposition 32,

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Calif. govt. killing small businesses 30

Oct. 9, 2012 By Katy Grimes It is no secret that small businesses are losing ground in California. Every neighborhood throughout the state has stores with shuttered windows and doors. Every neighborhood can point to lost jobs and disappearing small

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Government ‘investing’ in government 21

Oct. 6, 2012 By Katy Grimes In order to stimulate the inert economy, we now have the government investing in government. The public sector is trading public dollars for public dollars. “How will you spend your future?” the California State

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Protest settlement sprays taxpayers

Oct. 1, 2012 By Katy Grimes Instead of being held accountable for bad behavior and rule-breaking during an Occupy protest on the campus of UC Davis last November, a group of college students are going to be rewarded, and receive

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Push for charter cities enrages unions 19

Part 1 of a series on charter cities. Sept. 30, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — The November election is shaping up to be a biggie, and probably even a game changer. In addition to California’s tax increase ballot initiatives

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McClintock: The adult in the room 23

Sept. 25, 2012 By Katy Grimes I’ve written much recently about the end of the two-year legislative session in the California Legislature — none of it flattering. This Democrat-dominated Legislature operates as if it has the collective maturity level of

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75 new CA laws signed by Gov. Brown 7

Sept. 22, 2012 By Katy Grimes Gov. Jerry Brown was busy last week, signing some of the 700 bills on his desk into law. He also made a few vetoes–eight to be exact. Just what California needs–more laws. 75 new

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