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Bridge Tax Fails; Local Tax Passes 0

JUNE 13, 2011 By KATY GRIMES In the California Senate Friday, after a week of budget talks and hearings, the “bridge” tax extensions failed — for now. If passed, the tax extensions theoretically would balance the state budget until voters

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Brown, Leg Ignore Crashing Economy 0

John Seiler: Wasn’t Gov. Jerry Brown supposed to be the all-knowing, all-seeing wise man, the Guru of Tofu, Jerry the Magnificent? He reminds me of Carnac the Magnificent, the old Johnny Carson skit. Except Jerry the Magnificient isn’t funny. He

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Dems, GOP Butt Heads on Budget, Taxes 0

JUNE 9, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Budget showdown time. Rumors have been swarming through the Capitol this week over budget issues. Talk of which legislators might agree to a budget seems to be a moot point, as most budget trailer

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Local Tax Hikes Would Split CA 0

John Seiler: The latest fiscal folly is Senate President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg’s bill, SB 653, to allow local governments to increase taxes above state levels. They already can do so with county sales taxes with a vote of the people.

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Gov. Brown's Budget Showdown 0

Katy Grimes: Yesterday’s May Budget Revise with Gov. Jerry Brown started off as a”No surprises” press conference. However, while the swords are still drawn in the political party duel over spending, revenue and tax increases, I am wondering if anyone

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Stay Tuned for May Revise Analysis 2

Update: My analysis now is online. John Seiler: Shortly after Gov. Jerry Brown today releases his May Revise of his budget proposal for fiscal year 2011-12, which begins July 1, we’ll have analyses up on CalWatchDog.com. From press reports, it

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Protest: 'Republicans — Pass The Bucks!' 0

MAY 13, 2011 by KATY GRIMES More teachers union activists were arrested at the Capitol yesterday, and it wasn’t just for using hackneyed, worn out chants. This time the arrests came when more than two dozen of the activists refused

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Party Time With Sacramento 0

Katy Grimes: Despite facing a massive $39 million budget deficit, record numbers of home and commercial property foreclosures, cuts to public safety, the decimation of the city parks staff, and teacher layoffs, two Sacramento legislators are in a party mood.

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Teacher Protestors Close Rotunda 0

Katy Grimes: In an obvious effort to one-up the February Wisconsin state house union protestors, a large, gnarly looking group of teachers union activists caused such a commotion at the state Capitol today, that the rotunda area was closed to

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Car Owners Unable To Re-Register Cars 8

MAY 9, 2011 By KATY GRIMES California residents planning automobile road trips this summer beware. The Department of Motor Vehicles is not allowing July auto registrations to be paid. The DMV has been ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown to refuse

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