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Bond betrayal: Did college district dupe OC Tax on PLA? 8

March 29, 2013 By John Hrabe When Orange County voters approved $698 million in new borrowing for the Coast Community College District last fall, they received reassurances from the county’s preeminent taxpayer organization that the measure took a responsible approach

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High-Speed Rail hearing cuts off opposing speakers 15

Feb. 26, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — At Assembly Transportation Committee hearings in the Capitol on Monday, Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, cut the microphone of two speakers during the three minutes left for public comment at the end. The

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Prevailing wage scams steal from taxpayers

Jan. 11, 2013 By Katy Grimes In what strange world do janitors get paid $45 per hour? In California, the land of the prevailing wage. The dirty secret is that janitors often are not really getting paid $45 per hour,

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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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High-Speed Platinum Contracts 8

JAN. 13, 2012 By KATY GRIMES It’s like a runaway train pushing a side a cow on the tracks. Controversy over the $98.5 billion-dollar-and-growing price tag? Move aside! The California High-Speed Rail Authority held a seemingly “regular” monthly meeting in Los

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