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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 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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Maviglio wrong on tax increase aftermath 0

Aug. 15, 2012 By John Seiler I like Steve Maviglio, the longtime Democratic and union activist and spokesperson, because he summarizes what those he represents are thinking. So it’s worth reading what he says on the the legislative vote for

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Legislators still being paid for fake budget 13

June 25, 2012 By John Seiler If the California government followed its own laws, right now state legislators’ pay would be suspended. They would be applying for EBT cards. According to Prop. 25, which voters passed in 2010, the Legislature must

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Did California budget deficit sink Wisconsin recall? 0

June 1, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi New York Times journalist Frank Rich once wrote about the spectacle that surrounded the recall of former California Gov. Gray Davis in 2003: “Eastern snobs who airily condescended to the spectacle as merely another

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Prop. 25 never promised accountability 4

April 30, 2012 By Katy Grimes California voters were duped by Democratic politicians, and they will probably do it again. Proposition 25, the “no budget, no pay” measure, was the creation of über liberal former state Sen. John Burton. Prop

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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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Extremists Under the Bed! 0

John Seiler: The Extremists are Coming! In the comments section to my blog yesterday, “Recall Jerry Brown!” , are two related comments. Jeff Gallagher wrote: It’s clear that the Republicans have been unable to field a viable candidate [for governor]

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Bring Out the Budget Scissors

MARCH 31, 2011 By JOHN SEILER The voters have spoken: Cut the budget even more. Gov. Jerry Brown and Democrats in the Legislature have spent several months insisting that voters must have the opportunity to approve extensions of Gov. Arnold

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