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Brown, GOP Reach Budget Deal 0

John Seiler: In early negotiations Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown reached a budget agreement with Republican legislators to increase taxes $12 billion — without a ballot measure. Votes in the Assembly and Senate are expected later in the day. Two Republicans

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Wealthy and Poor California Spongers 0

MARCH 24, 2011 Sponges come in all shapes and sizes. And some sponges are much more absorbent. Unfortunately for Californians, the freeloading sponges in the state are soaking up more than ever as California sinks deeper into a sinkhole of

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Seiler Plan to Balance the Budget 0

John Seiler: Why didn’t somebody think of this before? Balancing the state budget is easy. I call it the Seiler Plan to Balance the Budget. The  budget deficit is $25 billion. Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed $13 billion in budget

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Riverside-San B. Jobless Worst in US 0

John Seiler: I keep pointing out that the biggest crisis in California is not the state budget deficit of $26 billion, but the state’s staggering 12.4 percent jobless rate. Only Nevada is worse at 14.2 percent. Jobs First, I say:

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Miami Mayor Recalled for Tax Hikes 0

John Seiler: California legislators eager to put a tax increase on a special election ballot in June, as demanded by spendthrift Gov. Jerry Brown, should look to Miami. The people there just recalled Mayor Carlos Alvarez for the “Miami Vice”

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No No No No No to Budget Vote 0

John Seiler: Looks like a vote on the California budget might come tomorrow, Wednesday. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has scheduled a vote for 1 pm. Let’s hope it loses. Which would mean enough Republicans would have to stand

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Best Budget Deal is No Deal 0

John Seiler: State senate Republicans continue to be pressed to sell out and vote to put a tax-increase on a special June ballot. They should resist the temptation. The real problem remains profligate state spending from the Davis-Schwarzenegger years. The

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LAO: Tax hike robs the middle class 0

John Seiler: Democrats in the Legislature have been advertising their tax increase as hitting just the rich. Yeah. We get it. They think the “rich” are the middle class. Now, the LAO confirms that: The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office said today

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