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Senate Passes Corrections Contracts 0

Katy Grimes: Described as “Short Time Gain – Long Time Pain” by Republican Sen. Bob Dutton, the six union deals between the Governor and correctional officers failed to garner the necessary Senate votes for ratification today in the Senate –

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CA Dems Hold Looters' Convention

MAY 2, 2011 By JOHN SEILER H.L. Mencken called elections “advanced auctions of stolen goods.” That certainly was true of last November’s election, in which Gov. Jerry Brown and other Democrats auctioned off California taxpayers’ money to the public-employee unions.

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Lockyer: 'We're coming after you!' 0

John Seiler: In person, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer is a mild-mannered fellow, whom I’ve enjoyed meeting with several times. But his class-warfare rhetoric makes him sound like a California Pol Pot. Here’s what he just said at this weekend’s California

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Starve GOP Districts Of State Funds 11

Katy Grimes: In a room full of Capitol journalists at the Sacramento Press Club lunch meeting Wednesday, Democratic Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg began down a road that should have frozen the insides of everyone in attendance. But even

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L.A. Times Goes Tax Berserk 0

John Seiler: The L.A. Times’ tax obsession goes back decades. I remember back when George Deukmejian was governor (1982-1990), the Times was especially fanatical about increasing taxes. So one of the governor’s advisers sent the Times management an unofficial bill

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Calif. Descends Into Class Warfare 0

APRIL 27, 2011 With the sharp political divide found in just about every issue today, class warfare has taken an interesting turn. Issues including education, food choices, housing, health care and even pet care no longer are just defined as

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California: A Two-Headed Snake 0

APRIL 18, 2011 It’s difficult to ignore the two-headed snake that has become California’s political process — and it’s not just the Democrats fighting the Republicans. Today, Republicans fight each other while Democrats are passing laws that hamstring California’s future.

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Will July CA Tax Cuts Spur Recovery? 0

APRIL 14, 2011 By JOHN SEILER In the hullabaloo over extending tax increases, one thing is being overlooked: As things now stand, on July 1, just 10 weeks away, California gets some pretty hefty tax cuts. You’ll have more change

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A Vote on Taxes? Never Mind

John Seiler: For more than three months now, we’ve been lectured by Gov. Jerry Brown, his fellow Democrats and government union leaders that voters must be given a choice on raising taxes. Never mind! — as Emily Litella used to

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Budget Tax Soap Opera Continues

APRIL 1, 2011 By JOHN SEILER The latest episode of the soap opera “As the Tax Increase World Turns” is putting another 1 percentage-point tax on the wealthy. It’s being promoted by the California Federation of Teachers union, which sponsored

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