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California attorney general rebuked for stacking deck against fuel tax repeal

Continuing a longstanding bipartisan tradition, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra came under fire in July for ballot measure language considered to be grossly prejudicial by the measure’s proponents. And it didn’t take long for a state judge to agree with

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CA “community solar” fight looms on subsidy issue

Hawaii’s boom in residential solar power is inspiring advocates of the alternative energy resource to push hard in states across the U.S. for rooftop solar power, both for personal use and as part of the larger electricity grid. One in

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New signs of pattern of misconduct with Peevey, PG&E

The initial investigations by several newspapers and other media into former California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey’s relationship with Pacific Gas & Electric quickly produced several bombshells. Emails show Peevey pressured PG&E to give money to oppose Proposition 23,

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CA initiative reform: Lawmakers ignore the elephant in the room

The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported on initiative reforms that take effect today. After more than a century in California’s political spotlight, the state’s initiative process will be getting a major revise next year. Even more surprising, both Democrats and

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Latest numbers: No ‘global warming’ 7

April 16, 2013 By John Seiler AB 32 officially is the “Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.” It coerces sharp cuts in greenhouse gas emissions in California to 1990 levels by 2020. Now that the latest evidence keeps showing there

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Boo-Hoo: Perez Upset At Pay Loss 4

John Seiler: Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, finally knows what it feels like to be the victim of his own policies. For years, he and other legislators have assaulted California businesses and jobs with absurdly high taxes and regulations.

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Meg = AB32ifornia 0

John Seiler: As I’m sure you heard, California’s new official name is AB32ifornia. The whole state, from the economy to the very centers of our families, is to be remade by AB32, the Global Warming Jobs Killing Schwarzenführer Act of

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Is Real Cal Unemployment At 25%? 6

SEPT. 14, 2010 By JOHN SEILER Welcome to the desert of California jobs. Officially, California’s unemployment rate was 12.3 percent for July, the latest month calculated. That’s bad enough. But the real number is twice as much: at least 25

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