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Obamacare grants exemptions for everyone but taxpayers

Feb. 5, 2013 By Katy Grimes Obamacare is beginning to directly affect Californians’ wallets — and health. New regulations released last week from the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Health and Human Services made it clear that spouses and children

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State government will have to start subsidizing Amtrak soon

Jan. 24, 2013 By Chris Reed Congress and most presidents have long been ridiculously tolerant of Amtrak and its never-ending need for federal aid — the equivalent of massive ongoing annual bailouts. But five years ago, lawmakers actually got a

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Hollywood seeks more taxpayer subsidies

May 23, 2012 By Joseph Perkins The California Film Commission is holding a lottery next week for filmmakers and television producers. The lucky winners will share $100 million worth of taxpayer subsidies. It’s part of the state’s three-year-old Film and

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Solar Industry Would Fade w/o Incentives

MAR. 9, 2011 By KATY GRIMES The California Solar Initiative Program has spent $2.1 billion in only three years. But three large utility companies and one contractor say is not enough to meet the Legislature’s solar power goal within the

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