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Brown could learn from Augustus about tax flight 5

Nov. 8, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi California Gov. Jerry Brown often portrays himself as the modern version of an ancient Greek or Roman philosopher king.  A majority of the voters on Nov. 6 approved Brown’s  “millionaire’s tax” on people making

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Unions totally dominate California 5

6:39 am, Nov. 7, 2012 By John Seiler California should change its name to Unionifornia. The public-employee unions won everything yesterday. They beat Proposition 32, which would have curbed their ability to siphon money directly from employees’ paychecks. They won

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Prop. 30 tax increase now winning 20

11:21 pm, Nov. 6, 2012 By John Seiler With 37.7 percent of precincts now reporting, Prop 30 now is winning, 50.4 percent to 49.6 percent. Looks like Gov. Jerry Brown got his tax increase. Too bad it’s going to kill

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Early voting: Too close on major Calif. propositions 11

10:06 pm, Nov. 6, 2012 By John Seiler It’s too early to call the major state initiatives. Looks like it’ll be a long night. According to the Secretary of State’s Web site, just 19.1 percent of the vote has been

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Top 5 tips for Democrats’ circular firing squad 3

Nov. 5, 2012 By John Hrabe Just a day before the election, California Democrats seem intent on self-destruction. Liberal activist Molly Munger has been trashing Jerry’s tax hike. Brad Sherman and Howard Berman have spent more than $13 million in

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Prop. 30: California deserves better 18

Commentary Nov. 5, 2012 By Bey-Ling Sha, Ph.D. There comes a time in every parent’s life when she has to decide how much she is willing to sacrifice for the good of her children’s education. In our family, I have given

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Election pits civic duty against cynicism 4

Nov. 4, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO –- It’s been years since I cared deeply about any election, yet I find myself back to old habits — tracking polls and dealing with conflicting feelings that emerge this time of year.

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Banner story on dubious Prop. 30 threat doesn’t mention CTA! 5

Nov. 4, 2012 By Chris Reed Early last week, an analysis I wrote for CalWatchdog questioned the central narrative of Proposition 30: that if it failed, there would be billions of dollars in automatic “trigger” cuts in public education. “At

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About time: Bipartisan anger over political use of public funds 2

Nov. 3, 2012 By Chris Reed Everywhere one looks in California, school districts are openly using government resources to lobby for Prop. 30, and supporters of the tax-hike measure don’t care if it is against the law. Situational ethics on

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Prop. 30 would make budget roller coaster more scary 38

Nov. 2, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi You probably have seen the photograph of the Casino Pier Roller Coaster on the New Jersey shore inundated by the ocean and in shambles from the impact of Hurricane Sandy. In Sacramento, Calif. on

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