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Santa Cruz County targets felonious Wall Street banks

Millions of Americans — mostly but not entirely on the political left — remain furious that Wall Street giants were protected by the political class from catastrophe during the Great Recession even though their dangerous credit and lending practices were

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Berkeley finds it’s not easy imposing soda tax

The city of Berkeley, Calif., is finding it’s not so easy imposing a soda tax. Since the tax’s Jan. 1 imposition, retailers find it’s a burden changing prices for just one type of item in one city. Measure D, officially

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Can CA public-employee pensions be reformed? 29

Almost everyone acknowledges that California’s public pension system needs reform. Gov. Jerry Brown brought up reform in his his Jan. 2014 budget proposal for fiscal year 2014-15, which begins on July 1: “Future liabilities — to schools, public employees’ pensions and

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How government really works

Politicians and government bureaucrats always paint a wonderful picture of how great their policies and programs will work. Just give them more money, and nirvana will arrive. But sometimes, the government functionaries tell us what really goes on. Here's former

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