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CA Internet Tax Would Hit Small Business 0

JUNE 7, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Instead of working on making cuts to a growing state government, California lawmakers have been dreaming up new ways to get the state’s residents to pony up more tax money, or “revenue,” as it

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Bill Puts CA Med Insurance in ER 2

JUNE 6, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Tough new state medical insurance regulations could pull the plug on the plans held by many California families. On Thursday, without the help of Assembly Republicans, Democrats in the Assembly passed AB 52, which

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Bullying Hits Close To Home 0

Katy Grimes: The fur was flying today in the Assembly as partisan politics trumped time-honored political decency. Just as the controversial health care bill (AB 52) was about to be introduced, Assembly Republicans’ made a formal request to caucus. But

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'Oscar Welfare Bill' Passes Assembly 0

JUNE 1, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Legislators in the Assembly voted overwhelmingly yesterday to approve what amounts to another $500 million tax credit for Hollywood. But not everyone was enamored of the latest entitlement bill for the rich and famous.

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Dem 2/3 Dominance in 2012? 5

John Seiler: Imagine Democrats totally dominate the budget, even on taxes. It’s not happening today. But in two years? Fourteen months ago here on CalWatchDog.com I was the first to predict that, after the 2010 U.S. Census and 2011 redistricting, Democrats

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Protest: 'Republicans — Pass The Bucks!' 0

MAY 13, 2011 by KATY GRIMES More teachers union activists were arrested at the Capitol yesterday, and it wasn’t just for using hackneyed, worn out chants. This time the arrests came when more than two dozen of the activists refused

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Education Reform Dies At Capitol 0

MAY 12, 2011 By KATY GRIMES As teachers union activists descended upon the Capitol this week, it was clear that education reform was not foremost on the agenda. Instead, the priority was preserving union jobs. Wednesday, as hundreds of teachers observed

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Car Owners Unable To Re-Register Cars 8

MAY 9, 2011 By KATY GRIMES California residents planning automobile road trips this summer beware. The Department of Motor Vehicles is not allowing July auto registrations to be paid. The DMV has been ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown to refuse

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Legislative Process Wrecking Calif. 0

MAY 5, 2011 This week I witnessed first hand everything that is wrong with California, and it’s happening at the hands of many of the state’s 40 senators and 79 Assembly members. Sen. Roderick Wright, D-Los Angeles, has authored two

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Lockyer: 'We're coming after you!' 0

John Seiler: In person, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer is a mild-mannered fellow, whom I’ve enjoyed meeting with several times. But his class-warfare rhetoric makes him sound like a California Pol Pot. Here’s what he just said at this weekend’s California

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