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The day after the election 11

Oct. 22, 2012 By Katy Grimes With the 2012 election in full swing, everyone’s focus seems to be on the candidates and ballot initiatives. We are inundated with ludicrous, often irrelevant political advertising. But what happens after the election? What

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Government ‘investing’ in government 21

Oct. 6, 2012 By Katy Grimes In order to stimulate the inert economy, we now have the government investing in government. The public sector is trading public dollars for public dollars. “How will you spend your future?” the California State

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Chris Reed talks Props 30, 38 on National Public Radio 1

Oct. 5, 2012 CalWatchdog contributor Chris Reed was on “Which Way, L.A.?” on KCRW on Thursday to talk about why Propositions 30 and 38 deserve to fail.  KCRW is one of the most popular NPR stations in the nation. Reed

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California Budget Project analysis of Prop. 30 slights slam to business, jobs 25

Sept. 12, 2012 By John Seiler Sometimes the left-leaning California Budget Project produces worthy studies. Its new analysis of Proposition 30 isn’t one of them. Being pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown and the state’s powerful government-worker unions, Prop. 30 would

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Calif. sales tax revenue nosedives 33.5% 0

Aug. 14, 2012 By Chriss Street We were severely criticized last week by the left and the right for publishing, “Calif. default risk turns Gov. Brown into a capitalist.” The report highlighted that Gov. Jerry Brown is steamrolling environmentalists and regulators

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I report from the Calif. GOP convention in Burbank

Aug. 13, 2012 By John Seiler BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN BURBANK — My drive up from Huntington Beach to Burbank to attend the California Republican Convention displayed much of what is wrong with the state. A 51-mile trip took two hours. Beach

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Of course Prop. 32 would slam unions 0

Aug. 9, 2012 By John Seiler Politics has balance. When one party gets too strong, other parties move to take it down. That’s as true of totalitarian countries, where the factions are unseen, as it is in democracies, where the

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The devil and Jerry Brown quote tax scriptures for own purposes 36

Aug. 3, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi On August 2, California Gov. Jerry Brown erroneously invoked the following passage from the Christian New Testament in support of his proposed package of tax increases under Proposition 30 on the November ballot: “For

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Fleischman sketches campaign against Brown tax increase 21

July 31, 2012 By John Seiler Over at Flashreport, Jon Fleischman summarized the arguments the anti-Proposition 30 campaign will be using: * If there is money to waste on high speed rail — why raise taxes? * If there is

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San Berdoo declares bankruptcy 0

July 11, 2012 By John Seiler San Bernardino — San Berdoo to old-time Californios — just declared bankruptcy. The reason, reported the Sun: “In an earlier report to the council, [Acting City Manager] Travis-Miller said the city has faced declining

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