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Sacramento redevelopment alive and thriving 5

Sept. 19, 2012 Katy Grimes: All cities go through ebbs and flows of building, development, and restoration of historical buildings. Some cities are much better at general planning, and decisions of restoration and renovation. Saccramento is not one of those.

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Why isn’t California a tax haven? 0

Aug. 22, 2012 By John Seiler The Obama campaign is running an ad attacking tax havens, including  Switzerland, Luxembourg, the Cayman Islands and Ireland, for taking Mitt Romney’s money. Although I’m not a Romney fan, I don’t care where he puts

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Surprise! Unions, Legislature admit taxes kill jobs, then cut taxes 0

Aug. 17, 2012 By John Seiler The Democrats in the Legislature are backing Gov. Jerry Brown’s $8.5 billion tax increase, Proposition 30 on the November ballot. They’re saying it’ll increase jobs by “investing” in California’s future. But they’re also saying

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Assembly Republican, ex-Republican sell out on tax hikes 7

Aug. 14, 2012 By John Seiler Just a couple of months ago Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher was being hailed as a new kind of “postpartisan,” “non-ideological,” “bipartisan” politician we need more of in the state Capitol. He had quit the Republican

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The devil and Jerry Brown quote tax scriptures for own purposes 36

Aug. 3, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi On August 2, California Gov. Jerry Brown erroneously invoked the following passage from the Christian New Testament in support of his proposed package of tax increases under Proposition 30 on the November ballot: “For

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Take aim at tax-increase Prop. 30 0

July 10, 2012 By John Seiler In California, nothing is certain. Nothing makes any sense. So the courts still might change the numbers just given by Secretary of State Debra Bowen to the propositions on the November ballot. That’s because

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‘ObamaTAX’ May Force School Boards to Cut Nonessentials 0

July 2, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Local school boards in California are going through their annual Kabuki dance ritual claiming there will be teacher layoffs unless Gov. Jerry Brown’s or Molly Munger’s state tax hike propositions are passed by the

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Washington misreads California — again 0

June 21, 2012 By John Seiler If you’ve ever lived in Washington, D.C., as I did in 1977 and from 1982 to 1987, you know the place lives under a bubble. They have no idea what’s going on in the

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Cig tax increase cliffhanger 5

Update: Prop. 29 lost. June 5, 2012 By John Seiler Looks like we might not know until late tonight whether poor smokers will be taxed into penury by Proposition 29, the $735 million tax increase for wealthy cancer “charities.”  As of 9 pm,

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Bill to create ‘segregated’ school discipline 16

June 1, 2012 Katy Grimes: With all of the recent talk about nanny states and politicians interjecting themselves into the personal lives of citizens, another such bill was passed in the Assembly Thursday. But this bill will allow the state of

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