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Hertzberg seeks permanent extension to taxpayer relief program

As California taxpayers brace for another round of tax increases this session, they’ve found an unlikely ally in the state Legislature. State Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, who has ruffled the feathers of taxpayer groups with his proposal for a $10

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Sacramento arena proponents make desperate weekend robo-calls

My weekend was interrupted with yet another robo-call. But unlike other robo-callers, this outfit actually left a message… a jaw-dropping message. Never mind that I have an unlisted home phone number. “This is an urgent call from  DowntownArena.org,” the message

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Erasing “man” and “men,” one state at a time 15

July 8, 2013 By Katy Grimes The radical feminists are on a roll. They continue to make gains in their attempt to make “man” and “men” officially unacceptable terms in government. The latest weird politically correct idea to make it

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A kinder, gentler, gender-neutral state 5

Feb. 4, 2013 By Katy Grimes Have you noticed the press releases from legislators at the state Capitol are all gender-neutral? Lawmakers and staff refer to each other as “Assembly members,” and not “Assemblywoman” or “Assemblyman.” And even more ridiculously,

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Taxpayers fund govt. agency advertisements

Dec. 21, 2012 By Katy Grimes The state of California is pushing welfare and food stamps very hard. They constantly advertise on the radio and television, and must have a huge public relations budget… paid for courtesy of taxpayers. Here’s

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Sen. Ted Lieu’s vehicle tax plan: Let’s hope it gets on ballot 10

Nov. 16, 2012 By Chris Reed State Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, is launching a push for a 2014 constitutional amendment that would more than triple the vehicle license fee, also known as the car tax. Here’s hoping it makes

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Gov. Brown calls CBS reporter ‘thug’

Oct. 30, 2012 Katy Grimes: UPDATE: Since I wrote about Gov. Jerry Brown’s awkward confrontational moment with a Los Angeles reporter last week, I expected to see the story all over the news. When a governor behaves badly in public,

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