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Sudden death of GOP Senator has no bearing on supermajority

While the sudden death of a Republican senator Thursday morning seemingly gives Senate Democrats a two-thirds majority in the chamber, the state’s Constitution prevents it from having any effect, a Senate Rules Committee spokesman confirmed. Sen. Sharon Runner died Thursday

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CA GOP preparing to keep gains in Legislature

Legislative Republicans claimed enough seats last November to block a renewed Democratic super-majority in both houses of the Legislature. But don’t think they’re resting on their laurels or savoring the victory. Republican lawmakers in swing seats along with party operatives and campaign consultants

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Restoring the GOP and the American Dream 28

Commentary Dec. 20, 2012 By B. Wayne Hughes Jr. The Republican Party lost the presidential election of 2012. Here in California, my own state doubled down on big government by adding a novel surcharge to its already high 11.3 percent income

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New law needed to simplify CA budget 13

Nov. 21, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Every year state Senator Joe Simitan, D-Palo Alto, holds a contest for his constituents to submit ideas for new laws.  Simitan boasts that 18 submittals have been enacted as new laws since 2001.  Well, here’s

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California election stirs up a tempest 5

Nov. 12, 2012 By Joseph Perkins As I watched the election returns this past Tuesday night (and into the wee hours of Wednesday morning), I was reminded of a line from “The Tempest,” one of the Bard’s greatest hits: “Hell

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