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Controller Chiang pounds California municipalities 12

Aug. 29, 2012 By Chriss Street California State Controller John Chiang announced that the cities of Milpitas and Morgan Hill illegally tried to convert hundreds of millions of dollars of real estate, cash and investments that were required to be

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Redevelopment: It’s aliiiiiiiive! 12

Aug. 29, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — The California Redevelopment Agency was given the ax in February by Gov. Jerry Brown. Since then, lawmakers have been working as diligently as Dr. Frankenstein to breathe new life back into the

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Sacramento redevelopment repackaged? 0

Katy Grimes: John Shirey, Sacramento’s latest city manager and former director of California’s  defunct Redevelopment Agency, sent out an email this evening promoting local business “opportunities” connecting with “resources.” Only those “resources” are being repackaged as opportunities for small businesses as

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Liberal downfall of San Diego falsely blamed on conservatives 17

June 3, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi What passes for academic public policy analysis in California has deteriorated to the level of a bunch of children pointing fingers at everyone but themselves when it comes to answering the question, “Who broke

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How many ways can voters say ‘no’ to tax hikes? 39

May 23, 2012 By Katy Grimes The California city which has been trying to force a new professional sports arena on its tapped-out taxpayers is now asking for a sales-tax increase. But even more egregious than the tax increase push

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Sacto can recover from bad arena deal 20

April 24, 2012 By Katy Grimes Just last week, the news that the arena deal in Sacramento was dead was all the rage. The Maloof family, owners of the NBA Sacramento Kings, backed out of a handshake deal with the

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John Shirey: Master of Disaster 0

Steven Greenhut: As head of the California Redevelopment Association, John Shirey helped lead many local cities into a deep fiscal pit based on the redevelopment borrow-and-spend policies that promised great windfalls from these crony capitalist deals. Shirey was smart when

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Redevelopment Morphs Into Loan Sharking 0

April 2, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi California redevelopment agencies may have been phased out. But cities are getting into the business of loan sharking to offset a decline in sales and property taxes. Last week the Ventura City Council voted

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California Remedy For Eco-Guilt 1

MAR. 5, 2012 While the Legislature has cavalierly passed global warming laws and companion legislation, they’ve done so without a clue about how the California Air Resources Board would actually achieve carbon emission reductions. It truly is a “if you

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CA Is The Worst Run State! 0

Katy Grimes: California might have to-die-for weather, but everything else is the Pits. A recent study was done to find the best and worst run states…and the winner is… Wyoming! The loser is… California. For the second year, 24/7 Wall

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