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Speaker, initiative committee spar over transparency measure

A war of words erupted in recent days between the proponents of a transparency ballot measure and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, after members of the Legislature and legislative counsel dismissed the measure as full of “ambiguities” and introduced their own

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Transparency measure appears headed to November ballot

A ballot measure aimed at increasing legislative transparency crossed a vital threshold on Thursday and appears poised to be on November’s ballot.  The initiative is a constitutional amendment requiring the Legislature to make available online the final version of a

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CA transparency reform initiative filed

A new state ballot initiative aimed at bringing greater transparency to Sacramento has been filed with the attorney general’s office. Charles Munger, Jr., one of the state GOP’s most substantial activists and donors, linked up with former state Sen. Sam

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Sen. Blakeslee backs publisher whose kids were taken

Karen Velie is the co-founder and publisher of CalCoastNews.com. While in the process of working through the San Luis Obispo County Social Services system to become her grandchildren’s guardian, Velie was arrested for a DUI on Aug. 13. Because of the

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Will pension reform make leg deadline? 0

May 31, 2012 Katy Grimes: With the budget deadline looming, the Legislature is also facing a June 1 deadline for bills to be passed out of the house of which they originate. In the Senate yesterday during floor debate over a

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CA GOP ‘Idiots’ Lose State Senate 0

FEB. 6, 2012 By JOHN HRABE Back to the campaign drawing board for California Republicans. The California Supreme Court recently upheld the maps drawn by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The immediate fallout: State Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo,

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Budget Battle Poisons Pesticide Rules 0

JUNE 22, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Politicized environmental regulation is becoming a protection racket to collect votes. To pass Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget, farmers along the Central Coast of California are having overkill pesticide runoff regulations imposed on them to

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Laird loses to Blakeslee 0

John Seiler: Republican Sam Blakeslee Tuesday beat Democrat John Laird for the open state Senate seat. I hope Blakeslee is more faithful to taxpayers that was the man who previously held the seat until he left it in May to

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