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Gov. Brown's school plan pushes money, not reform

  A year ago, Gov. Jerry Brown convinced voters to pass Proposition 30 on the November 2012 ballot. It raised taxes $7 billion, with most of the money promised for K-12 schools. This year, Brown included his school-financing reform package

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No, CA not thriving: Double-whammy from U-T San Diego 16

June 2, 2013 By Chris Reed The newly in-vogue theory in the national media and in the particularly stupid wings of the California media is that the Golden State’s recent revenue surge suggests Sacramento has gotten on the right track

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Attack of the artificial crises 7

March 25, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Not many of my friends or neighbors are sitting on pins and needles, worrying that the world as we know it will end as the federal government “slashes” spending as part of the

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The radical roots of Jerry Brown’s school finance reform plan 5

March 22, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi California Gov. Jerry Brown’s recently proposed radical public school financing reform –- the so-called “Local Control Funding Formula” –- reflects the Catholic Jesuit social doctrine of 1968 called “the preferential option for the poor.”

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Phil Mickelson’s net state income tax increase: 83.6%!!!!! 4

Jan. 30, 2013 By Chris Reed Richard Rider, the dean of the small-government/low-tax movement in San Diego County, has come up with some stunning number-crunching on his blog: “Here’s the fact that EVERYONE (including me) initially undervalued concerning [Rancho Santa

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Phil Mickelson: Instant hate for California’s Gerard Depardieu 9

Jan. 23, 2013 By Chris Reed We don’t have a clear verdict yet on the predictions that the sharp hike in income taxes paid by the rich in California, courtesy of Proposition 30, will drive them from the Golden State.

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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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Govt. gasbags silent on gas tax boon 13

Nov. 1, 2012 By Katy Grimes While nearly every politician in America publicly decries the high cost of gasoline and fuel costs, most are also strangely silent about the soaring gas tax revenues that states are currently enjoying. Californians always

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Gov. Brown goes back to school 10

Oct. 29, 2012 Katy Grimes: Some say that Gov. Jerry Brown is getting schooled on Proposition 30. Others say he’s rekindling his youth. Either way, Brown is spending a great deal of time on college campuses these days trying to

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Prop. 30 lovers inexplicably think they have moral high ground 7

Oct. 25. 2012 By Chris Reed So Proposition 30 is built on a threat — raise sales taxes on everyone and income taxes on the rich or we’ll punish school kids. Its primary purpose is to preserve a school status

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