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‘Paycheck protection’: CA shouldn’t give up hope on checking unions yet

After the failure of three ballot attempts in the past 15 years to require unions to give their members veto power over the use of their dues for political purposes, Californians hoping for a better balance of power in local

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Non-profit accused of 'money laundering,' exonerated, but fined

The California Fair Political Practices Commission is announcing today at noon they have reached a settlement in the investigation into the mysterious $11-million donation from an Arizona nonprofit, during the 2012 California general election. One of the groups accused of the

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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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Legislative hearings attack Prop. 32 3

Sept. 27, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — Apparently fearing the outcome of the political reform measure Proposition 32, some California lawmakers have added “storyteller” to their resumes. In one of the most nostalgic fairy tales ever told at a

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L.A. Times and Prop. 32: Will it repeat its stunning stand on Prop. 75? 0

Sept. 27, 2012 By Chris Reed Nexis and the L.A. Times’ website show the editorial page of California’s biggest newspaper has yet to come out for or against Proposition 32, the measure whose primary goal is preventing automatic deduction of

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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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Leftists attack Prop. 32 campaign reform 35

Commentary July 24, 2012 By John Seiler Anyone who observes California politics knows that the government-worker unions dominate the state from top to bottom. They forced union pension spiking on the state a decade ago, leading to the spate of

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