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Despite $59.7 million error, key Prop 30 education account gets OK’d in audit

A key provision from a 2012 ballot measure that taxed top incomes to fund education was recently given a clean bill of health by the state controller’s office, just in time for voters to consider a 12-year extension of the program. The

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Video: Prop 39, The Clean Energy Jobs Destruction Act

Nov. 5, 2012 By Brian Calle CalWatchDog.com’s Katy Grines reveals the wealthy activist who is not only behind Proposition 39, but who is most likely to profit from its passage. For more information, check out our articles on Prop. 39

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Right and left attack Prop. 31 budget reform 13

Oct. 20, 2012 By Dave Roberts California’s governing process is broken. Just some of the maladies afflicting Sacramento: Perennial billion-dollar budget deficits. Endless tax hike demands. Hyper-partisan legislation and bickering. All-day and late-night sessions in which barely read gut-and-amend bills

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Prop. 33 promotes auto insurance discount 18

Oct. 18, 2012 By Dave Roberts Proposition 33 is either a common sense way to increase competition in the auto insurance market, thus lowering rates for many drivers, or a ploy to raise rates on those who can least afford

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Katy Grimes dissects Prop. 31

Oct. 16, 2012 By Brian Calle CalWatchDog.com’s Capitol reporter, Katy Grimes, describes what’s really going on with Proposition 31, a budget initiative.  

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Guide to California tax and budget propositions 41

Oct. 11, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi On Nov. 6, voters face a number of  initiatives on the ballot targeted at California’s endemic budget and tax problems. All promise reforms embraced by both liberals and conservatives.  Some even are being marketed

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Libertarian ideology blinds Republicans on Prop. 31 9

Oct. 1, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi When I recently spoke before an Orange County crowd of Republicans at a ballot forum as the “No on Proposition 31” speaker, I was not surprised to find opposition.  One person offered the observation

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Which California cities will be Germany or Greece under Prop 31? 0

Sept. 6, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Carles B. Warren, a real estate economist and appraiser in Pleasant Hill, California, asks: “In the Los Angeles region, who will be Greece and who Germany” if California voters approve Proposition 31 on the

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Prop. 31 would regionalize state revenue sharing 22

Aug. 30, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Despite regionalization failing miserably in the European Union, California is proposing to adopt it as a tax-sharing policy for distributing state funds to local governments if voters approve Proposition 31 on the November ballot.

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