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Cal State illegally promotes Prop. 30 tax increase 12

Sept. 20, 2012 By Jennifer Kerns California State University backers of Proposition 30 are violating state law by sending out emails pushing the initiative on the Nov. 6 ballot. It would raise up to $8.5 billion a year, which supposedly would prevent

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Chicago teachers stifle reform 13

Sept. 17, 2012 By Steven Greenhut Chicago’s public school teachers went on strike last week over a modest plan to extend their work day and subject them to the type of standardized performance testing they typically administer to students. The

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Republicans cringe before Jerry Brown 7

Sept. 11, 2012 By John Seiler Governments today wield immense power over every aspect of our lives. That’s why threats by politicians should be taken seriously. Gov. Jerry Brown recently said he saw “fear in the eyes of Republicans when

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Totalitarians run California 23

Sept. 10, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — The main problem with the California Legislature is not that it spends your money far faster than it comes in, or that much of it is squandered on absurd programs and on

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Gov. Brown’s pension non-reform 12

Aug. 30, 2012 By John Seiler As the smoke and the rhetoric have settled, you know pension reform is weak when: a) It’s criticized by an analysis in the Los Angeles Times. c) Ridiculed by the paper’s liberal columnist George

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Surprise! Unions, Legislature admit taxes kill jobs, then cut taxes 0

Aug. 17, 2012 By John Seiler The Democrats in the Legislature are backing Gov. Jerry Brown’s $8.5 billion tax increase, Proposition 30 on the November ballot. They’re saying it’ll increase jobs by “investing” in California’s future. But they’re also saying

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Getting cable and watching the political animals 0

July 26, 2012 By John Seiler I’ve always been reluctant to get cable TV because it’s a big time waste. The Internet and a land-line phone are all I need, through Verizon’s FIOS fiberoptic system. Plus a cheap T-Mobile flip

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Take aim at tax-increase Prop. 30 0

July 10, 2012 By John Seiler In California, nothing is certain. Nothing makes any sense. So the courts still might change the numbers just given by Secretary of State Debra Bowen to the propositions on the November ballot. That’s because

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