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Starve GOP Districts Of State Funds 11

Katy Grimes: In a room full of Capitol journalists at the Sacramento Press Club lunch meeting Wednesday, Democratic Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg began down a road that should have frozen the insides of everyone in attendance. But even

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High-Speed Rail Rides Again 0

APRIL 12, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Another attempt to stop the unchecked spending on high-speed rail was killed in committee on Monday on a party-line vote. That happened despite research proving that taxpayers cannot sustain the inevitable subsidy the project

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No News: Still No Budget 3

Katy Grimes: Has the California Legislature  jumped the shark, and moved beyond relevance or even recovery? In a moment-in-time characterized by absurdity, the California budget is swiftly becoming a bad joke. There is no budget. There has been no budget. And

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Republicans Still Don't Get It 0

John Seiler: Yesterday John & Ken on KFI-640 here in Southern California talked with Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, Republican of Hesperia. John & Ken attacked Republicans for being spineless. Donnelly said things had changed, that the GOP now was courageous and

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Recall May Be GOP's Only Power Left

APRIL 5, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Say what you will about the defects of the two-party system. At least it’s not a one-party system nationally. But California increasingly is a one-party state, with Democrats dominant and Republicans down and out.

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Voluntary Tax Contributions Coming 0

Katy Grimes: For anyone interested in voluntarily paying more in taxes to the state of California, one California Senator wants to make it easy for you to accomplish this noble gesture. “A measure to close California’s budget deficit,” was presented by

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Card Check Would End Secret Union Ballot 2

APRIL 4, 2011 By KATY GRIMES On March 31, Cesar Chavez Day, the California Senate passed SB 104 to eliminate secret ballot elections for farm workers voting on unionization. After a 24-14 party-line vote, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg,

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Is the Budget Kabuki Dance Ending? 1

MARCH 31, 2011 By KATY GRIMES The budget dance between the Republican legislators and Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown appears to have ended. The auditorium lights have been turned back on, the band is packing up but everyone is still awkwardly

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Pensions Dominate Supe Race 0

March 27, 2011 John Seiler: For Republicans, at least, the state and local pension crisis now dominates races. Those in the past who backed pension spiking are going to be blasted for it. You might remember Chuck DeVore (top pciture)

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GOP Finally Gets Budget Action 1

MARCH 26, 2011 By JOHN SEILER There are a lot of problems with the list of budget demands Republicans proposed, such as retaining redevelopment. (The full list is here.) But at least they’re finally getting a rise out of Democrats.

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