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Prop. 30 and Prop. 38 tax-and-spenders dogfight 15

Nov. 2, 2012 By Dave Roberts When the Assembly Budget Committee held an informational hearing in September on Proposition 30, it featured a classic liberal-conservative debate. Trudy Schafer of the League of Women Voters argued that taxes need to be

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Field’s upbeat Prop. 30 poll at odds with insiders’ assumptions 11

Nov. 1, 2012 By Chris Reed Has the fog that’s settled over national polling because of the gap between Nate Silver’s 538 blog and the Gallup/Rasmussen numbers arrived in California? Maybe. On Proposition 30, we’re seeing plenty of “precriminations,” as

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Gov. Brown campaigns for rich public-employee unions 22

Commentary Oct. 31, 2012 By Mark Cabaniss If you have the stomach, listen to Jesuit seminary dropout (1957)  Gov. Jerry Brown out on the campaign trail recently, selling his newest tax hike, Proposition 30:  “I like to quote from St.

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Prop. 30: If it fails, then it holds teacher pay hostage, not kids 15

Oct. 30, 2012 By Chris Reed Proposition 30’s fading poll prospects have led to redoubled efforts by Gov. Jerry Brown and his media allies to warn us how we will betray our schoolchildren if we don’t raise sales taxes and

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Millionaire tax flight study full of hasty generalizations 7

Oct. 30, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi When hosting TV game show “Family Feud,” the late host Richard Dawson made famous his line: “Survey says!” There’s a new study out on how millionaires react to tax increases. What does the survey

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This could be fun 8

Oct. 28, 2012 By John Seiler It looks like Proposition 30 is going down to defeat. So what I’m looking forward to is Gov. Jerry Brown going into a meltdown when his pet prop loses. He could rail against the

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Yes, Prop. 30 would fund pensions 19

Oct. 27, 2012 By John Seiler If Proposition 30 passes, the $6 billion it would soak from taxpayers would just go straight to public-employee pensions. The facts are provided in a op-ed in the Orange County Register by Phil Yarbrough

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Newspapers opine on the 11 propositions 3

Oct. 26, 2012 By John Seiler The Nooner site on California politics has compiled a nifty grid with all the newspaper editorial-page opinions on the 11 propositions. Click on the Y or N for the link to each individual editorial.

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Do tax hikes drive out millionaires?

Oct. 25, 2012 By John Seiler Just in time for an election about raising millionaires’ taxes comes a study saying they won’t leave. Instead, when their taxes are raised, they’ll stay and shout, “Thank you, sir! May I have another!”

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Brown sends signal for teachers to openly proselytize for Prop. 30 27

Oct. 22, 2012 By Chris Reed Gov. Jerry Brown’s weekend call for teachers to go all out for Prop. 30 and his agenda in the remaining two weeks before the election needs to be seen in the context of all

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