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Gov. Brown signs SB 7 to neuter Charter Cities

Despite the California Constitution section which guarantees California's 121 charter cities the authority over their  municipal business, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 7, which will deprive these cities of state funding and financial assistance for projects if they do not pay the

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Sacto arena bill signed, but not over yet

I hate “I told ya so” moments. Gov. Jerry Brown just signed SB 743, “easing environmental regulations for developments in California cities, including a new basketball arena in downtown Sacramento,” the Los Angeles Times said. In March I predicted Senate President Pro

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Steinberg rushing arena bill through last days of session

Strange bedfellows are camping out under the bleachers to oppose an arena in Sacramento for the Kings pro basketball team. They're united in opposition because of the lack of public debate, the dubious numbers put out by the city and

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Gov. and Leg leaders retreat on public records act mess 2

June 21, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers have reversed course on the sneaky attempt to reduce access to public records, as mandated by the Public Records Act. The act provides Californians the ability to obtain documents about

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SB 7 subverts charter cities’ autonomy 1

June 19, 2013 By Katy Grimes While reports of an improving California economy abound, many in the state aren’t buying it — particularly given how many anti-business bills are working through the Legislature. Of particular interest is Senate Bill 7,

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Steinberg labor bill killed in committee 1

June 13, 2013 By Katy Grimes In a shocking turn of events yesterday, a controversial labor union bill authored by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, was killed by an Assembly committee today. SB 25, sponsored by the United Farm

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City v. City With Local Tax Increases 0

Katy Grimes: Threatening cuts of more than 20,000 teachers, $5 billion in cuts to schools, cuts in protection by police and sheriff, and the elimination of parole services, Sacramento Sen. Darrell Steinberg successfully passed a local taxation bill out of a

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Senate Passes Corrections Contracts 0

Katy Grimes: Described as “Short Time Gain – Long Time Pain” by Republican Sen. Bob Dutton, the six union deals between the Governor and correctional officers failed to garner the necessary Senate votes for ratification today in the Senate –

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