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Gov. Brown’s Prop. 30 ego trip: How … Schwarzeneggerian! 19

Nov. 19, 2012 By Chris Reed There was a triumphal quality to Jerry Brown’s speech Friday at the Moscone Center in San Francisco that went beyond the governor doing some chest-thumping over the success of Proposition 30. In repeatedly mocking

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It’s official: California now a Third World republic 16

Nov. 18, 2012 By John Seiler Dan Walters writes: “About a quarter-century ago, I wrote a book about California’s social, economic, demographic and political evolution and quoted a couple of academics as predicting ‘the possible emerging of a two-tier economy.’

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Prop. 30 retroactive tax violates Constitution 8

Nov. 18, 2012 By John Seiler One little known aspect of Proposition 30 is that it increases income taxes retroactively for 2012. Approved by 54 percent of California on Nov. 6, the initiative grabs $6 billion a year, mainly by

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Ward Connerly defends equal opportunity 1

Nov. 16, 2012 By John Seiler One of my oldest sources in California is Ward Connerly, president of the American Civil Rights Institute. He sponsored Proposition 209, the 2006 initiative that banned government discrimination based on race, sex and ethnicity.

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Californians give Dems PIN numbers 18

Nov. 16, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — After the election results came in, I started searching for two things: a stiff drink and a good out-of-state real estate agent. The national election sends troubling signs about the direction of

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Budget rule hides where Prop. 30 and Prop. 39 taxes will be spent 13

Nov. 16, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi A little known new accounting rule buried in the fiscal 2012-13 California state budget now will make it virtually impossible for the public to track where and when the tax revenues from Propositions 30

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Sen. Ted Lieu’s vehicle tax plan: Let’s hope it gets on ballot 10

Nov. 16, 2012 By Chris Reed State Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, is launching a push for a 2014 constitutional amendment that would more than triple the vehicle license fee, also known as the car tax. Here’s hoping it makes

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Supermajority can’t legislate away reality 43

Nov. 15, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Since the election, several acquaintances of mine have gone out of their way to taunt me about the emergence of the Democratic supermajority in the California Legislature. I have listened respectfully but sadly.  Achieving

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Cancel the kitchen scraps for Republicans

Nov. 14, 2012 By Katy Grimes It appears that the majority of California voters are getting even. But this begs the question: With whom? The 2012 election was disastrous for Californians who support a free market, private-property rights, limited government and individual

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‘Polluter class’ facing more tax increases 16

Nov. 12, 2012 By Katy Grimes Now that Gov. Jerry Brown’s wishes have all come true with the passage of Proposition 30 and hefty tax increases, taxpayers and business owners are hoping that he has a heart and puts an

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