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May Revise preview 6

May 13, 2013 By John Seiler Tomorrow Gov. Jerry Brown will release the May Revise to his January budget proposal for fiscal year 2013-14, which begins on July 1. These are the base numbers the Legislature will work with as

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Raytheon splits California 8

May 7, 2013 By John Seiler The California economy seems to be doing well. Unemployment is down. The governor’s May Revise of the budget surplus, due next week, likely will report an unexpected $4.5 billion in extra revenue. Except that

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As we predicted, pensions eating up Prop. 30 education funds

April 30, 2013 By John Seiler As Bill Clinton might put it, it’s in the math. In the lead up to the November 6 election last fall, CalWatchdog.com ran several articles on Proposition 30 and pensions. We warned that the $7

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Attack of the artificial crises 7

March 25, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Not many of my friends or neighbors are sitting on pins and needles, worrying that the world as we know it will end as the federal government “slashes” spending as part of the

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The radical roots of Jerry Brown’s school finance reform plan 5

March 22, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi California Gov. Jerry Brown’s recently proposed radical public school financing reform –- the so-called “Local Control Funding Formula” –- reflects the Catholic Jesuit social doctrine of 1968 called “the preferential option for the poor.”

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Prop. 39 tax-hike $ also may indirectly boost teacher pay 0

March 7, 2013 By Chris Reed It’s not just money from Proposition 30’s sales-tax and income-tax hikes that is being used to provide for teacher pay raises and to allow continuation of “step” pay policies that give teachers raises most

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CA admits higher taxes kill tax collection 11

Feb. 21, 2013 By Chriss Street Gov. Jerry Brown was just forced to admit reality. His supposed $5 billion boost in January tax collection from Proposition 30, which increased sales and income taxes, was really just an early collection of

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We predicted there was no tax ‘windfall’ 16

Feb. 19, 2013 By John Seiler The office of Gov. Jerry Brown and the Los Angeles Times finally are catching up with what we reported earlier here on CalWatchDog.com. The Times reports today: “SACRAMENTO — The surge of revenue that

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Skelton: GOP would win if it became just like Dems 4

Feb. 19, 2013 By John Seiler L.A. Times columnist George Skelton continues to amuse as he keeps telling Republicans they could win again if they just became like Democrats. After all, Democrats are winners, aren’t they? As the psychologists say,

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Will Blue-State California become Detroit on the Pacific? 13

Environmentalists have used the allusion of the canary in the mineshaft when describing the importance of protecting the endangered Desert Sand Fly, Stephens Kangaroo Rat or the infamous Delta Smelt. By placing these insignificant creatures on the Endangered Species List,

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