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High-Speed Platinum Contracts 8

JAN. 13, 2012 By KATY GRIMES It’s like a runaway train pushing a side a cow on the tracks. Controversy over the $98.5 billion-dollar-and-growing price tag? Move aside! The California High-Speed Rail Authority held a seemingly “regular” monthly meeting in Los

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LAO: Brown Numbers Don’t Compute 8

JAN. 12, 2012 By JOHN SEILER Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal contains more smoke than a forest fire. More mirrors than a funhouse. And more empty promises than a presidential candidate’s platform. So much for his solemn pledge, in his

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Ballot-Box Budgeting Scheme 0

Katy Grimes: The latest proposed state budget demonstrates exactly why California doesn’t need the new spending scheme that will appear on the ballot this June. The budget released by the Governor last week projects that despite billions in cuts to

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A Stake Through the Heart of Rail 6

Katy Grimes: Apparently tired of all of the talk and stories around the capitol and throughout the state about the need to end the money-sucking High-Speed Rail system,  Assemblywoman Diane Harkey, R-Dana Point, plans on driving a wooden stake through

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Why Jerry Will Kill High-Speed Rail 0

John Seiler: It’s High-Speed Rail fanatic Jerry Brown who himself will kill the California High-Speed Rail Authority. The reason: His first priority this year is passing his $7 billion tax increase ( which might only bring in $4.8 billion, according

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Brown’s Budget Doesn’t Add Up 3

Katy Grimes: After Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal was released last week, I started doing some math. Brown ‘s estimate of a $92.6 billion annual state budget just wasn’t adding up for me. Since I went to school before new

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Gov.’s Groundhog Day In California 2

JAN. 7, 2011 It felt like “Groundhog Day” on Thursday during Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal press conference. I had a flashback to January 2011. Listening to him make the same claims about the budget that he made all year

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Chart Shows Jobs Stagnation 3

John Seiler: One thing I keep blogging about is that the U.S. economy really has not grown in about 13 years. For example, there’s been no growth in median incomes in California. A new chart, below, shows there’s been no net

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RT Brain Trust Rides Again 0

Katy Grimes: The brain trust at Sacramento Regional Transit have bested themselves – they are now going to charge transit users for parking at some of Sacramento’s light rail stations. This is such a brilliant plan to send light rail

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Gov. Brown’s Budget ‘Holds Kids Hostage’ 0

JAN. 6, 2011 By KATY GRIMES In Gov. Jerry Brown’s world, welfare recipients are cashing in, while school children continue to get short-changed. Brown released his 2012-13 budget plan Thursday, warning that spending on K-12 schools, state universities and courts

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