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LAO report: Dozens of school districts not honoring intent of state law

The state Legislative Analyst’s Office released a report last week on how 50 California school districts were dealing with the requirements of the 2013 Local Control Funding Formula law. That’s Gov. Jerry Brown’s ballyhooed reform measure that is meant to

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Will GOP learn from Faulconer’s win in San Diego?

San Diego voters elected affable, seemingly moderate Republican Councilman Kevin Faulconer as mayor in a special election Tuesday night, making him the biggest large-city GOP mayor in the United States. But before Republicans tout Faulconer’s unexpectedly decisive 9 percentage point

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Pattern developing in reform bill killings 1

May 2, 2013 By Katy Grimes It’s the first day of May. If you haven’t noticed, the California Democratic Supermajority is killing all reform efforts. And the targets are not just Republican bills. Just yesterday, the Senate Committee on Environmental

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GOP lawmakers push for more state budget transparency 7

April 12, 2013 By Katy Grimes In 2012, the state Legislature passed 80 budget “spot” bills — empty bills with no details. Such measures just sit on a shelf and await last-minute bill language, then are put forward for late-night passage

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Obamacare & California: State media ignore coming headaches 8

Jan. 27, 2013 By Chris Reed Gov. Jerry Brown’s eagerness for California to be the first state to implement the federal Affordable Care Act is being reported matter-of-factly by state newspapers. Completely absent is any big-picture explanation of what this

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Vernon Moves Toward Disincorporation 0

APRIL 14, 2011 By KATY GRIMES An Assembly committee voted unanimously on Wednesday to pass a bill that would disincorporate the charter for the Southern California city of Vernon. AB 46, authored by Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles), takes

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Luntz Warns Divided GOP on Taxes 0

MARCH 21, 2011 UPDATED 8:15 p.m. By KATY GRIMES As nearly 2,000 Republicans from around the state met in Sacramento over the weekend for the California Republican Party Convention, the elephant in every room was the divide within the party.

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Good, bad and ugly initiatives 1

Jan. 5, 2010: Any reform that will actually help fix the ongoing California government’s fiscal mess (serious spending limits, pension reform, limits on union power, cutbacks in the size of state government, educational privatization, etc.) cannot possibly pass, given political

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